units

APG4423

Faculty of Arts

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2013 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.

print version

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

To find units available for enrolment in the current year, you must make sure you use the indexes and browse unit tool in the current edition of the Handbook.

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitCentre for Theatre and Performance
OfferedNot offered in 2013
Coordinator(s)Will Peterson

Notes

Previously coded DTH4003

Synopsis

This unit will investigate performance practice in two modules: one relating to the preparation of performance and one concerning both performance itself and the critique of performance. Students will be expected to initiate and carry out their own performance project, to discover appropriate background material, and to sustain a discussion with the class on issues arising from the development of their project. After the presentation of the performances, students will prepare a written or oral critique of their project.

Outcomes

Students who complete this unit successfully should be able:

  1. To make a new performance work which draws on contemporary ideas and practices.
  2. To critique the making of this work in the light of contemporary performance theory.
  3. To participate in class investigations and help facilitate discoveries in methodologies of performance making.
  4. To make presentations on the processes of creating performance.
  5. To articulate in oral and written form the specific elements and objectives of an original piece of performance making.

Assessment

Workshop classes and presentations (2000 word equivalent): 25%
Performance project, supported by journal (2500 word equivalent each): 50%
Performance critiques (2000 words): 25%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

3 hours (1 x 3 hour workshop) per week

Co-requisites