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Communication and Performance 1 (AIND10001)

Undergraduate level 1Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 1
Subject codeAIND10001
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject introduces students to drama and its contribution to the Arts and to all forms of expressive learning. Students will explore the elements of drama and their impact on various artistic forms of self-expression and as a means of developing confidence and skills in intra-personal and interpersonal communication. This is an interactive and experiential course through which students develop a range of empowering communication skills and strategies, while developing their creative and intellectual understanding. The program will use and interact with other art forms and media, as well as elements of: body work and movement, voice and speech, language and text, characterization and role playing, improvisation and performance. The written work is designed to enhance and extend student understanding of the practical components and to develop writing skills by exploring different genres of writing.

This subject is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts (extended) or the Bachelor of Science (extended).

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should have:

  • a trust in 'self' when engaging with others;
  • the ability to communicate effectively and generate rich and original ideas;
  • the ability to interact with people from different backgrounds;
  • the ability to take risks when initiating ideas;
  • the ability to realise their own ideas through voice and action;
  • developed trust through a sense of responsibility in the group dynamic;
  • respect for others and a willingness to tolerate differences through listening and being sensitive;
  • the ability to understand verbal and non-verbal communication and the impact on message in different contexts;
  • the ability to collaborate effectively in a group environment; and
  • developed and expressed ideas through a range of creative and theatrical dramatic conventions and media.

Generic skills

At the completion of this subject, students should have the following generic skills:

  • the ability to communicate and present ideas in both written and verbal form;
  • an openness to new ideas and practices and confidently building their own responses to these;
  • the ability to participate effectively as a team member on collaborative tasks; and
  • cultural competence in communication with other cultures.

Eligibility and requirements


This subject is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts (extended) or the Bachelor of Science (extended).



Non-allowed subjects

100-006 Communication and Performance 1

Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home


Additional details

Assessment is based on both theatrical performances and written tasks. These include:

  • A Solo Mime Performance (20%, Week 4, equivalent 500 words);
  • A written Theatre/Film Review (20%, Week 6, 1000 words);
  • An initial Group Devised Performance (20%, Week 8, equivalent 1000 words); and
  • A final Group Devised Performance (30%, Week 12, equivalent 1500 words).
  • There is also a participation mark of 10% based on the body of work completed in class throughout the semester.
  • This subject has a minimum hurdle requirement of 75% attendance and regular participation in tutorials. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked. All assessment must be completed to pass this subject.

Dates & times

  • Semester 1
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hoursTotal 36 hours: 2 x 1.5 hour workshops per week throughout semester.
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019
    Last self-enrol date15 March 2019
    Census date31 March 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail10 May 2019
    Assessment period ends28 June 2019

    Semester 1 contact information

Time commitment details

170 hours

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    Reading material will be provided as needed.

  • Subject notes

    This subject is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts (extended) or the Bachelor of Science (extended).

  • Available through the Community Access Program

    About the Community Access Program (CAP)

    This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.

    Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.

Last updated: 2 May 2019