Body and Voice 3B

Subject DRAM30015 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

Semester 2, Southbank - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 25-Jul-2016 to 23-Oct-2016
Assessment Period End 18-Nov-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 05-Aug-2016
Census Date 31-Aug-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 23-Sep-2016

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 10 hours per week – Studio Workshops
Total Time Commitment:

144 Hours

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Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Ms Rinske Ginsberg


Subject Overview:

This subject develops and refines the artistic autonomy acquired in Body and Voice 3A. In the context of studio practice, tutorials and performance students will identify areas of body and voice they wish to develop in order to maximize artistic excellence and dramatic realisation in performance.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this unit, students should be able to demonstrate the ability to:

• Integrate physical, vocal and language skills acquired in Body and Voice 3A

• Develop and maintain an autonomous physical and vocal practice identified in Body and Voice 3A

• Refine an embodied practice of voice, language, gesture and physical action in performance

• Diagnose and adapt to the vocal and physical demands of space and style in performance


Weekly preparation of body and voice, individual and ensemble practice and active contribution to all workshops, classes, rehearsals and performances as directed. Ongoing through semester. 40%

Practical assessment of assigned studio based or public performance tasks. Ongoing throughout semester. 60%

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

• Increased flexible physical and vocal ability for performance

• Increased mastery of vocal technique for performance

• Increased awareness in action

• Engagement of rhythmic dynamics in voice and body in performance

• Increased capacity for imaginative, transformative and interpretive engagement

• Increased capacity for mental, vocal, physical and emotional rigour in application to tasks

• Ability to work effectively with autonomy

• The capacity to work effectively with feedback given in class and tutorial

• The capacity to utilise an internal evaluative mechanism

• The capacity to utilise an internal evaluative mechanism

• Increased ensemble skills

• Ability for precise evaluative and diagnostic dialogue with training and art practice

• Ability to synthesise and integrate various performance training methodologies

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Related Course(s): Bachelor of Fine Arts (Theatre Practice)

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