units

ATS2890

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitCentre for Theatre and Performance
OfferedClayton Second semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Felix Nobis

Synopsis

This unit will introduce students to skills and concepts in writing for performance independently and in a collaborative workshop environment, culminating in performance work based on the completed script. The program will introduce students to the key stages of developing a script for the stage and will also engage with key industry concerns in the field of script writing.

Outcomes

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 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.

Assessment

Short completed script (2700 words): 60%
In class presentations (1800 words): 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

One 2-hour seminar per week

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

Prerequisites

A gateway unit in Theatre or a first year sequence in Performance or by permission