Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton Second semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Felix Nobis


This unit will introduce students to skills and concepts in writing for performance in a collaborative workshop environment, culminating in performance work based on the completed script. The program will also involve working collaboratively on a project with a practising writer. The unit will offer experience in writing and adaptation for both stage and screen.


Students successfully completing this unit will develop:

  1. Basic skills in writing for performance.
  2. An understanding of aspects of creative processes in the field, and of the procedures appropriate to the collaborative development of new work.
  3. A knowledge of the structural choices in the development of a performance text.
  4. Skills in editing and adaptation.
  5. The capacity to articulate critical analyses in systematic written argument, and in clear and confident oral presentations.


Short completed script (2700 words): 60%
Essay (1800 words): 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Stuart Grant

Contact hours

One 2-hour seminar per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study



First-year sequence in Theatre