Not available in 2013
Previously offered in 2012
Builds on the knowledge of theatre practices developed in DRAM1010 Introduction to Drama I. This course provides students with the opportunity to develop their understanding of the diversity and variety of contemporary forms of drama and performance. The course focuses particularly upon processes of collaborative performance making, frequently referred to as devised performance, or playbuilding, terms that indicate a new performance work for which there was no pre-existing play text or performance score.
|Objectives||At the successful completion of the course students will demonstrate:
1. A basic awareness of a diverse range of approaches to performance making;
2. A basic understanding of the theories and practices informing the performance case studies examined in the course;
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||Under the headings of Self, Site, Body and Script the course pays close attention to various genres of devised performance, the spaces in which such 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)||DRAM1020 Introduction to Drama 2|
|Transition||Students who have successfully completed DRAM1020 Introduction to Drama 2 may not enrol into CAPA1020 Introduction to Drama 2.|
|Assumed Knowledge||DRAM1010. This course depends upon the progressive acquisition of skills and knowledge. These have been introduced in DRAM1010 and are developed on this basis in DRAM1020|
|Modes of Delivery||Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
|Contact Hours||Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 6 weeks
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 6 weeks
Tutorial: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 7 weeks