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Travelling Design & Performance Studio (DPSS20009)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5Not available in 2019

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Year of offerNot available in 2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeDPSS20009
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

In this travelling studio students will engage in a two-week immersive experience in a country of the Asia- Pacific region involving workshops in traditional theatre making where design plays a key role. The designed components may include puppetry, costume, masks, properties and/or scenic elements. In addition, students will visit sites of cultural significance and attend live performance events that further develop their awareness of, and appreciation for, design and performance making in the destination country.

Intended learning outcomes

On the completing this subject students will be able to:

  • engage in design and performance activities specific to a cultural context with commitment and awareness;
  • record learning activities undertaken in a specific cultural context;
  • analyse traditional design and performance making approaches of a specific cultural context in relation to own practice.

Eligibility and requirements





Non-allowed subjects


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



Active participation in all activities including workshop, site visits and performance attendances.

Week 210%

Annotated process journal documenting all activities including workshop, site visits and performance attendances. (1,600 words) Due: 1 week after intensive

  • 1500 words
During the assessment period40%

1,200 word reflective paper Due: 2 weeks after intensive

  • 1200 words
During the assessment period30%

Group presentation (20 minutes) Due: 3 weeks after intensive

During the assessment period20%
Hurdle requirement: Hurdle requirement of minimum attendance of 80% of all activitiesThroughout the semesterN/A

Quotas apply to this subject

Dates & times

Not available in 2019

Time commitment details

170 hours

Additional delivery details

This subject has a quota of 15 students. Selection is automated and based on the order in which students enrol. Your enrolment in this subject guarantees a space unless you withdraw. Once the subject quota has been reached, all enrolled students will be contacted.

If the subject is full, spaces may become available in the future as others withdraw. The only way to check this is by attempting to enrol. Please note that there are no waiting lists for this subject.

As entry into this subject is based only on the order in which students enrol, special permission will not be offered to any students.

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.

Last updated: 11 October 2019