The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2018

Course handbook


This course explores theories and practices of acting and performing that focus on the physicality of the performer. Techniques of improvisation and play are also introduced to consider persona, identity, use of the body, and the performer's embodied presence as primary means of communicating with an audience. Utilising concepts that inform creative performance, students will produce a series of short live performances.

Availability2018 Course Timetables


  • Semester 1 - 2018

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Develop the connection between body and imagination and its extension into practice.

2. Apply collaborative skills through performance

3. Apply a physicalised approach to creative performance

4. Demonstrate foundational skills in researching and writing in the field of Drama and Theatre Studies


Performance skills development in a range of performance contexts as well as examination into approaches that inform the role and persona of the performer.


This course replaces DRAM2710. If you have successfully completed DRAM2710 you cannot enrol in this course.

Assumed knowledge

CAPA1001, or CAPA1020, or CAPA1700

Assessment items

Practical Demonstration: Directed Rehearsals

Online Learning Activity: Essays/Written Assignments - Online Blog

Presentation: Presentations

Contact hours



Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term