Concepts and Creativity 3 (Theatre)

Subject DRAM30016 (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 1, Southbank - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 29-Feb-2016 to 29-May-2016
Assessment Period End 24-Jun-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 11-Mar-2016
Census Date 31-Mar-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 06-May-2016

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 3 hours per week (36 hours total) – seminar
Total Time Commitment:

120 Hours

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 2
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1
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:


Dr Zachary Dunbar


Zachary Dunbar

Subject Overview:

This module is designed to enable students to understand and articulate research as a means to enrich and deepen their own personal processes and artistry. Discussion of acting and actor training, and their relevant forms of performance- and practice-led research, will help develop frameworks of research inquiries and methods for staging practice-based investigations. The study of research will draw on co-requisite subjects (productions, studio work) as well as in-class activities (seminars, lectures, practical applications).

Learning Outcomes:

• To encourage the development of the independent and autonomous learner/practitioner.

• To provide an opportunity for the student to demonstrate the capacity to formulate and communicate evidence-based arguments.

• To develop the student’s problem solving abilities.

• To introduce Performance/Practice as Research methodologies.

• To provide an opportunity for the student to critically evaluate professional practice.


Group student presentation on a topic relevant to current actor training and practices. Mid Semester. 50%

Reflective essay (2000 words equivalent). End semester. 50%

Prescribed Texts:

A full reading list relevant to the course work will be provided at the commencement of the project with the subject briefing paper.

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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

• Select an area of research appropriate to your interest and vocational orientation.

• Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the chosen area of research verbally and in writing.

• Relate skills, knowledge and understanding to your performance practice.

• To understand the knowledge, skills and understanding gained in the course in context of performance- and practice-based research.

Links to further information:
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Fine Arts (Theatre Practice)

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