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ATS3774

Faculty of Arts

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 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.

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Arts

Organisational Unit

Centre for Theatre and Performance

Coordinator(s)

Associate Professor Jane Griffiths

Offered

Clayton

  • First semester 2016 (Day)

Synopsis

This unit will provide students with the opportunity to investigate directing practice in some detail. Students will choose a directing project, carry out dramaturgical research on the text and appropriate contexts, prepare the text for rehearsal, cast the work, carry out rehearsals, and stage their project. They will also write up the mise en scene of their production. Students will receive regular guidance and feedback on their projects.

Outcomes

Upon successfully completing the unit, students should be able to carry out a directing project from preparation through to performance, and thus be able to:

  1. Engage in dramaturgical research;
  2. Prepare a text for rehearsal with actors;
  3. Carry out detailed and careful rehearsal;
  4. Collaborate with other theatre practitioners in order to present a performance;
  5. Understand the relations between performance work and the contexts in which it will be presented;
  6. Keep a detailed and clear record of work such that other practitioners would be able to follow the production strategies.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)

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

Prerequisites

ATS2912 or ATS2916 or permission of unit coordinator