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Performance and Community Engagement (THTR90009)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Southbank)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeTHTR90009
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The subject will examine the social, cultural, artistic, philosophical and ethical content and context of the interface of performance with Community and Cultural Development (CCD) practice in Australia and internationally. Study will be conducted through lectures, readings, group discussions, workshops and visiting talks from leading practitioners. The readings will be drawn from current Australian and international CCD best practice. The emphasis of the subject is the awareness of the principles of community development: empowerment, social change, human rights, cultural values and diversity, local knowledge, inclusiveness, community building, sustainability and global/local interfaces. In addition, students will conduct individual research on a current CCD performance program and present a talk on what underpins that program.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subjects students should be able to:

  • identify key principles of Community Arts and Cultural Development (CACD) practice, including art as a catalyst for social change;
  • demonstrate a detailed knowledge of the history of Community Art and Cultural Development (CACD) in the Australian context;
  • demonstrate working knowledge of the issues, demands and approaches specific to arts leadership in a Community Art and Cultural Development (CACD) setting, including interdisciplinary collaboration, group facilitation cultural competency and artist self-care;
  • communicate and justify a vision for a CACD project, demonstrating the application of CACD principles to a specific cultural context;
  • apply appropriate methods for the evaluation of artistic and social outcomes of CACD projects.

Last updated: 21 September 2019