Introduction to Drama 1

Course code CAPA1010
Not available in 2015

Description

The course lays the groundwork for a critical [re]evaluation of performance practice. With reference to a variety of historical and cultural practices, the course will examine the foundational elements of creative performance, Body, Space, and Place, with an emphasis on practice-led creative exploration. This course introduces students to the ways in which performance space is constructed, and the ways in which a dramatic text is created and then translated from page to stage.

Availability

Not currently available.

Learning Outcomes

1. To lay the groundwork towards a critical appraisal of the nature of performance;

2. To develop a basic understanding of performance practices;

3. To practically explore the central concepts of Body, Space, and Place in performance;

4. To apply creativity and collaboration as the primary approach to learning in the performing and creative arts.

Content

This course introduces students to the ways in which performance space is constructed, and the ways in which a dramatic text is created and then translated from page to stage.

 At the successful completion of this course students will demonstrate:

  1. The ability to critically analyse a diverse range of performance events within the context of historical and contemporary performance practices;
  2. A basic repertoire of performance-making skills;
  3. Ability to apply and integrate basic skills of performance making in a collaborative environment.

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Essays / Written Assignments

Project: Creative collaborative project

Project: Research project

Contact Hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term