Writing for Performance

Course code CAPA3490Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Creative Arts

This course focuses on the relationship between writing/devising and the performance process.  Students will explore opportunities to develop their own creative potential through original performance writing in a range of different media and platforms including, individual, collaborative, interactive, live or virtual.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
OurimbahSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesUpon the successful completion of this course, students will be expected to demonstrate:
1. Ability to apply writing/devising/scoring skills in a diverse range of non-verbal and verbal performance texts
2. Knowledge and understanding of the theoretical issues and discourses relating to performance and performance writing/devising/scoring
3. Knowledge and understanding of the structures, forms and features of different types and styles of performance writing/devising/scoring
Content* Theoretical perspectives underpinning writing for performance--e.g. Communication theories, semiotic theories, narrative theories
* The role of the writer in various performance contexts--e.g. the playwright and the screen writer
* The "auteur": issues of author-ship and authority in performance contexts
* Relationship between words, images, the performer's body and voice and the context and medium of performance
* Structures and features of a range of texts for performance
* Skills, processes and practices of writing for performance in a range of contexts
Replacing Course(s)ARTC3490 Writing for Performance.
CAPA3820 Writing for Performance.
CAPA3860 Writing for Performance 2
TransitionStudents who have successfully completed ARTC3490 Writing for Performance may not enrol into CAPA3490 Writing for Performance.
Students who have successfully completed CAPA3820 Writing for Performance may not enrol into CAPA3490 Writing for Performance.
Students who have successfully completed CAPA3860 Writing for Performance may not enrol into CAPA3490 Writing for Performance.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeARTC1450 and/or HUMA1650 and/or HUMA1653, CAPA1001 and CAPA1020
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Workshop
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsAnalytical paper 1250 words (25%)
Presentations - IndividualViva voce: work in progress, equiv. 1250 words (25%)
ProjectsPortfolio/presentation of performance writing, group and individual. equivalent 2500 words (50%)
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 CAPA3490