Performance Project A

Subject THTR30036 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 18.75
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: 120 Hours.
Total Time Commitment:

200 Hours

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1
Semester 1
Semester 1
Corequisites: None
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 Margot Fenley


Ms Margot Fenley

Subject Overview:

In Performance Project, the emphasis switches to application of skills to performance. Here the emphasis is on opportunities for students to put into practice the craft and methodologies learned in all of their previous studies to create an autonomous personal process that serves the intention of the particular work and is harmonious with the requirements of other creatives such as directors, music directors, choreographers, designers and technicians. Students will be expected to be able to make a positive contribution to ensemble and create and fulfil sustained, psychologically, physically and emotionally cohesive characters as necessary, whether acting, singing or dancing. Key to this will be the ability to work from technical, interpretative and intuitive imperatives and the ability to adapt their process to the divergent requirements of style and genre. Participation in Performance Project may be through standard repertoire or moved/sung readings of a new work. As with all year 3 subjects, a high level of preparation and autonomy is expected, with students exhibiting strong organisational skills and confident application of technical and artistic principles in self-directed work. Students who are streamed into Performance Project A will be involved in ensemble roles in a performance project (repertoire or new work) and will be streamed into Music Theatre Combination Class A. They may also be understudies or swings.

Learning Outcomes:

• Rehearse and perform a full music theatre show
• Develop collaborative skills, including understanding and respect for the roles of director, musical director, choreographer and all members of the technical crew
• Synthesise the knowledge and skills necessary to adapt to the various requirements of genre and style in diverse range of Music Theatre performance practice, including the synthesis of acting, singing and dance for holistic music theatre performance.
• Develop professional etiquette and a clear understanding of expected conduct throughout rehearsals and performances.


CONTINUOUS: Project rehearsals - focusing on achievements against set criteria in areas such as: engagement, developing a methodology, transference of skills into performance, professional attitude and commitment, ability to discuss & give/receive feedback. 40%

FORMAL: Performance (group performance of 2 hours). Mid 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:

• Perform a role or roles to a professional standard, demonstrating technical and artistic mastery
• Implement an autonomous process in support of the work that combines technical, intuitive, imaginative and interpretative aspects
• Adapt skills and creative choices to develop performance in accord with given direction, musical direction and choreography.
• Synthesise vocal, physical and acting skills in the interests of holistic Music Theatre Performance
• Understand and fulfil the requirements of working in an ensemble and/or understudying a role.
• Demonstrate a high level of professional conduct and incorporate respect, responsibility and support for collaboration as part of their professional practice.

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

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