Introduction to Drama and Performance

Course code CAPA1020Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Creative Arts

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.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
OurimbahSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesAt the successful completion of the course students will demonstrate:
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.
ContentThis 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)DRAM1020 Introduction to Drama 2
TransitionStudents who have successfully completed DRAM1020 Introduction to Drama 2 or CAPA1010 Introduction to Drama may not enrol into CAPA1020 Introduction to Drama and Performance.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed Knowledge-
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsDue approximately week 8
Other: (please specify)Proposal/Creative Pitch. Due week 6
PracticalGroup Performance. Due week 13
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for CAPA1020