Introducation to Drama and Theatre Studies

Course code CAPA1420
Not available in 2015

Description

This course provides an introduction to the main elements of body/space and place as integral to the process of drama and theatre making and includes the role of creative artists (designer, actor, writer and director). The course will introduce students to the theoretical and historical contexts impacting on theatre making and will include active experimentation in the process of creating theatrical performances.

Availability

Not currently available.

Learning Outcomes

1. A basic understanding of the effects of historical, socio-political and theoretical contexts on contemporary approaches to creating drama and theatre

2. A basic understanding of the specific roles of creative artists (director, writer, actor, designer) in making and structuring theatrical performances

3. Foundational experience in experimenting with the main elements of body/space/place/structure and audience in creating drama and theatre

4. An awareness of the culturally specific nature of theatre making and reception including Australasian works

Content

  1. Practically exploring the main elements of body/space and place in theatrical performance.
  2. Case study examinations of the effect of historical and theoretical contexts on exemplary approaches to theatre making.
  3. Exploring the role of the designer, writer, actor and director in creating theatrical performances.
  4. Examining the culturally specific nature of theatre and performance making.
  5. Analyzing through practice the dynamic relationship between body/space/place/structure and audience in theatre making.

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Essays / Written Assignments

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