Writing for Performance 2

Course code CAPA3860Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Creative Arts

Explores some principles of dramatic writing, particularly for the theatre. The course will further develop and explore principles of dramatic writing with an emphasis on learning and applying dramaturgical skills and workshopping student plays. As well as seminar style discussions, students are given practical writing exercises in class to help free the imagination and develop techniques. Students are assessed in terms of attendance, completion of class exercises and the submission of a synopsis, scenario and a short play for the stage.

Not available in 2015

Objectives1) To develop a practical understanding of the principles of dramatic writing and dramaturgy

2) To develop an understanding of the role of the playwright in contemporary Australian society

3) To give students opportunities to develop critical and creative practices in the field of dramatic writing
ContentStudents will develop a deeper understanding of dramatic writing by:

critical analysis of the contemporary dramatic repertoire and the practical exploration of original student generated scripts

Tutorial workshop will be concerned with: discussions on dramatic principles and dramaturgy; class based exercises intended to explore such principles; the development and workshopping of original student generated playscripts. It is intended that this process should culminate in a rehearsed reading of the work in progress.

Course taught at Callaghan Campus only.
Replacing Course(s)DRAM3860 Writing for Performance 2.
TransitionStudents who have successfully completed DRAM3860 Writing for Performance 2, may not enrol into CAPA3860 Writing for Performance 2.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeDramatic Script 1 (DRAM3820)
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsDevelopment of an individual portfolio which charts student progress and responses to class exercises and includes detailed self-evaluation of the process After week 14 30%
Essays / Written AssignmentsFinal presentation playscript with particular emphasis upon the understanding and application of those techniques and practices developed within the subject Week 13/14 50%
Other: (please specify)Reading assignment directly related to contemporary Australian playwriting
Week 9 N/A 20%
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term