Introduction to Drama and Performance

Course code CAPA1020
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables

Description

The course lays the groundwork for a 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 and culminate in a practice-led creative collaboration.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Ourimbah

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

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

2. To develop a basic understanding of performance practices;

3. The ability to experiment with a range of approaches that explore the relationship between form and content;

4. Foundational skills in creating, structuring and presenting a performance project.

Content

This course pays close attention to various genres of performance, the spaces in which performances might take place, and the audiences for whom such performances are created. Students are encouraged to explore the nature of performance and collaborative performance-making through practical tutorial workshops. Through case studies, course readings and practical creative exercises students will learn about a variety of different strategies for creating new performance pieces. Lectures will introduce students to the historical, aesthetic, and cultural contextualisations of the performance works under investigation. Students are also encouraged to develop their understanding of the critical vocabulary appropriate to the discipline of drama and performance.

Replacing Course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): DRAM1020. Students who have successfully completed DRAM1020 are not eligible to enrol in CAPA1020.

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Essays/Written Assignments

Performance: Group Performance

Presentation: Seminar

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