Performance & Contemporary Culture 2

Course code CAPA3320Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Creative Arts

The purpose of the Performance and Contemporary Culture strand is to alert students to the range of modes available to contemporary audiences and used by contemporary practitioners both in Australia and overseas, thereby enabling students to build on their understanding of theatre practices introduced in second year. This course offers students further content areas to those in DRAM3310(Performance and Contemporary Culture I).

Not available in 2014

Previously offered in 2012
Objectivesi. To develop an understanding of contemporary performance practices with particular emphasis on European, North American and Australian cultural contexts.
ii. To develop research skills in the performing arts.
iii. To develop an ability to read and understand the key dramatic and performance texts.
iv. To develop written and performative fluency in the expression of students' understanding and research skills.
ContentClose studies of particular modes of contemporary performance in relation both to their generic background and to their cultural contexts. In 2009 the focus of the course will be on recent developments in devised performance.
Replacing Course(s)DRAM3320 Performance & Contemporary Culture 2.
TransitionStudents who have successfully completed DRAM3320 Performance & Contemporary Culture 2 may not enrol into CAPA3320 Performance & Contemporary Culture 2.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed Knowledge40 units of Drama at 2000 level. Concurrent assumed knowledge: 1 course drawn from DRAM3730, DRAM3810 and DRAM3860 (applied courses).
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsSeminar
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsA record of the results of individual research project presented in essay form with appropriate documentation and footnoting. +/- 2000 words. 20%
Other: (please specify)Active contribution to the class's discussion, demonstrating ongoing reading. 20%
Presentations - GroupPresenting the results of a collaborative research exercise. 15%
Presentations - IndividualPresentation of results of individual research task. 30%
ReportsA literature survey of a nominated research area +/- 1500 words. 15%
Contact HoursSeminar: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term