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Performance Technology 2A (THTR20031)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 25Not available in 2019

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Overview

Year of offerNot available in 2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeTHTR20031
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject should build on the basic skills developed in Performance Technology 1B. The new module Software in Theatre should be introduced to guide students in the use of CAAD tools in theatrical context for drawing plans, schematics and 3d modelling

Intended learning outcomes

Module 1 Audio Skills 2A

On completion students should have demonstrated an intermediate-level understanding of: sound design software and its role in developing sound designs for performing arts; sound system design and its relationship to different types of performing arts.

Module 2 Software in Theatre

On completion students should have demonstrated knowledge of Computer Aided Drafting software (Vectorworks).

Module 3 Lighting Skills 2A

On completion students should have demonstrated knowledge of the importance of lighting in composition, the physical working of light and power and the role of design in light.

Module 4 Vision Skills 2A

On completion students should have demonstrated knowledge of signal processing, system design and its relationship to different types of performing arts.

Generic skills

On completing this subject students should be able to:

  • work at various levels, both as an individual and as a team member, in a wide variety of visual/performing artistic environments;
  • demonstrate an open, independent and inquiring attitude towards contemporary cultural developments and new ideas;
  • demonstrate practical skills in respect of critical analysis, problem solving, report writing, team work and oral and written communication;

exhibit extensive theoretical and practical knowledge of their discipline including relevant professional knowledge, skills, discipline and ethics as they relate to a practising visual/performing artist.

Eligibility and requirements

Prerequisites

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
THTR10014 2019

Corequisites

None

Non-allowed subjects

None

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

Assessment

Description

Participation (all Modules) (10%)
Class attendance is required for this subject; if you do not attend a minimum of 80% of classes without an approved exemption you will not be eligible for a pass in this subject. Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per day. All assignment work must be submitted and a pass in each module must be achieved for successful completion of this subject.

Module 1
Audio Skills 2A Sound System Design (30%) Stereo sound system for live music (500 words or equivalent)
Sound design for Drama (30%) Design to an allocated text 500 words or equivalent)
Sound design for Dance (30%) Design to an allocated dance 500 words or equivalent)

Module 2
Draw 2d plan in Vectorworks (40%) (600 words or equivalent)
Draw a 3d model in Vectorworks (50%) (900 words or equivalent)

Module 3
Lighting Skills 2A Visual Journal (40%) (600 words or equivalent)
Make a practical fixture (50%) (900 words or equivalent)

Module 4
Vision Skills 2A Signal distribution (40%) (600 words or equivalent)
System design (50%) (900 words or equivalent)

All assignment work must be submitted and a pass in each module must be achieved for successful completion of this subject.

Dates & times

Not available in 2019

Time commitment details

300 hours

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

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

  • Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students

    This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.

Last updated: 22 August 2019