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Writing for Performance 3 (Portfolio) (THTR70010)

Graduate coursework level 7Points: 37.5On Campus (Southbank)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework Level 7
Subject codeTHTR70010
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

In this subject students work to develop both solo and group work seeded in semester one. A portfolio of writing projects is created, including one major, full-length work and one minor, shorter work, in different forms. Students have the option to write in different forms (plays, postdramatic texts, performance scenarios of various kinds, collaborative projects and so on). At various stages during the semester writers will work with student directors and actors to workshop and read the developing works, with feedback from a range of staff. Readings and workshops will culminate in a season of public ‘performance-readings’ of full-length and/or shorter works at either VCA and/or professional venues around Melbourne. Students will also be required to write an exegesis relating to their portfolio.

Intended learning outcomes

On completing this subject students will be able to:
• demonstrate an ability to completed extended writing for performance projects, either individually, collaboratively or both, in diverse ways and at a high standard;
• work productively and creatively at various levels, both as an individual and as a team member, in a wide variety of performing artist environments;
• demonstrate skills in the gathering and organisation of research materials;
• effectively document the creative process;
• demonstrate the ability to complete extended writing for performance projects in new forms;
• demonstrate the capacity to respond in writing creatively, imaginatively and rigorously to diverse stimuli and by means of diverse processes;
• demonstrate an advanced understanding of the building blocks of dramatic and other forms of writing for performance;
• demonstrate a high standard of articulation in the writing of an exegesis.

Generic skills

On completing this subject the student will be able to:
• demonstrate the capacity to evaluate and synthesise data and other information;
• demonstrate an ability to access data and other information from a range of sources;
• demonstrate an advanced ability to discourse on artistic practice in the context of wider aesthetic, social and historical domains;
• demonstrate an ability to apply relevant research processes to specific cultural practice;
• demonstrate the ability to communicate in oral and written form;
• demonstrate the capacity for critical thinking.

Last updated: 3 April 2019