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This subject builds on the skills developed in semester one and will focus around dramatic narrative styles, storytelling and metaphor, both formally and informally, improvised and prepared. Students will explore styles and forms from Indigenous and non-indigenous perspectives through a range of stimuli including literature, art, music and performance. In the exploration of these ideas they will experiment with different theatrical ways to represent ideas such as: Brechtian theatre. This will lead to an advanced level of communication skills in improvisation, confident spontaneity in front of a group, developing assertiveness when negotiating ideas and different perspectives, responsibility to the ensemble, and organisational skills building to a performance.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should have:
- effective use of dramatic storytelling technique;
- sustaining commitment to the formation and expression of their work;
- created new realities and experiencing different perspectives – to step outside their own experiences and imagine other;
- explored higher order communication skills appropriate to different contexts – formal, informal, academic and creative;
- raised questions, exploring options and challenging stereotype; and
- higher order organisational skills and multi-tasking.
At the completion of this subject, students should gain the following genric skills:
- be able to demonstrate an openness to new ideas and practices;
- be able to apply analytical and creative problem-solving skills;
- be able to effectively apply oral and written communication skills;
- be able to participate effectively as a team member on collaborative tasks;
- have an empowered understanding of presenting ideas in a range of media; and
- be able to demonstrate their ability to adapt skills to engage an audience.
Last updated: 6 December 2019