Writing Forbidden Stories: Stage and Screen

Course code CAPA3530Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Creative Arts

The course focuses on pushing the boundaries of writing for stage and screen within conservative socio-political and cultural contexts. The course will introduce students to theoretical and practical understandings of writing socially challenging texts for stage and screen.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesAfter successful completion of this course students should be able to demonstrate:
*Knowledge and understanding of the socio- political, economic, aesthetic and cultural theories and methodologies which have shaped the nature of radical writing for stage and screen
*Skills in critiquing and analysing the differing nature and styles of radical writing and performances for stage and screen
*Skills in constructing original texts for stage and screen as tools for radical cultural intervention
Content" Theories and methodologies informing case study exemplars of writing the forbidden for live and mediated performance
"Primary experience in writing original performance texts which seek to make radical cultural interventions in to the dominant society.
"Creating differing genres and styles of radical performance texts including : Live and multi-media performance, documentaries, feature films, art house films and propaganda.
"The role of Politics, Religion, Economics and Cultural factors in creating socially provocative texts for stage and screen.
Replacing Course(s)ARTC3530 Writing Forbidden Stories: Stage and Screen
TransitionStudents who have successfully completed ARTC3530 may not enrol into CAPA3530.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeIt is assumed that students will have completed at least one of the first year courses in the Creative Arts or Literature and Performance majors in the Bachelor of Arts degree.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsMinor Analytical Paper - 1200 words - 30%
Essays / Written AssignmentsMajor Performance Text - 2000 words 45%
Other: (please specify)Viva Voce Work in Progress Performance Text - 1200 words 25%
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Workshop: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term