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Choreographic Processes 5 Screen Dance (DNCE30010)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 12.5On Campus (Southbank)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codeDNCE30010
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Students shall gain experience of processes used when making short dance films and shall fulfill the roles of choreographer and director as they undertake the making of a choreographic work for screen. Extending on the choreographic skills developed in previous semesters students will take an initial idea and develop it from its inception into a choreographic concept as seen through the eye of the camera through to filming, editing and screening. Training in camera usage and techniques plus editing will be provided. Students will gain further understanding of the dance on screen genre through the study of the history of dance for screen and as dancers in each others’ films and as they crew for their peers.

Intended learning outcomes

  • To further develop potential to create and organise aesthetic material in the role as collaborator, choreographer and director;
  • To acquire knowledge of the moving camera in relation to mise-en-scene;
  • To develop appreciation of the genre of dance on screen in Australia and in the broader international context;
  • To develop/acquire knowledge of the choreographic relationship between the camera and space and between the camera and the choreographic material;
  • To acquire the skill to edit on nonlinear editing software;
  • To extend on the individuals capacity to recognise and work within aesthetic domains and develop a strong visual aesthetic
  • To further develop in-depth and constructive critiquing of own choreographic practice.

Generic skills

  • Demonstrate rigorous and creative engagement in, and contribution to class tasks;
  • Develop and articulate choreographic and filmic ideas presented and interrogated in a 'pitch' and /or storyboard;
  • Conceive and create choreographic material which is 'for the camera': movement material manipulated specifically for the boundaries and possibilities of the camera and editing processes;
  • Demonstrate effective and appropriate time and people management skills which enable the completion of a dance film by the submission date;
  • Reflect on and identify personal learning and achievement of objectives in written form via analysis of the process of making a dance film and the tasks and stages this entails;
  • Create an artistic work in the form of a three minute dance film.

Last updated: 5 September 2019