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  • Foundations of Design and Production 1DPSS10002

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject provides an introduction to key principles and skills in the core areas of Design and Production: Lighting, Costume, Sound, Set/Props, Stage Management and Design. Through studio-based classes students will learn about the basic principles of each area, discover common equipment, ma...

  • The History of Cool: Fashion & AttitudeDPSS10007

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    James Dean, Marlene Dietrich, James Brown, Frida Kahlo, Marilyn Monroe, Andy Warhol, and David Bowie. What do these people have in common? They were cool. Cool is an elusive essence recognised in artists, musicians, actors and other icons that generations have attempted to capture. This subject...

  • Technical Studio 2DPSS20006

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    In this subject, students select one module in which they will develop advanced understanding and skills in one of the following areas: Costume, Set and Props, Lighting or Sound. Through studio-based classes students will develop a comprehensive understanding of the chosen area as well as learn a...

  • Acting Skills 1MUST10002

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    In first year of Acting Skills classes the creative and expressive potential of the actor is explored through the development of imagination, self-awareness, flexibility, connection and play, whilst analytical and craft-based skills are introduced to assist the performer’s development of a full p...

  • Voice Skills 1MUST10003

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Voice in this course is designed to explore the world of voice production and its application specific to the Music Theatre genre. Throughout this course, the phenomenon of individual voice difference will be taken into account and students will be encouraged to explore and value these difference...

  • Intimate Acts: Inside The 'Fourth Wall'MUST20011

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    The Oxford Dictionary defines the fourth wall as ‘the space which separates a performer…from an audience …a conceptual barrier between any fictional work and its readers or viewers’. In this subject we examine and explore the creation of theatre in which the performer engages in a more intimate r...

  • New WorkMUST30005

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Students work in a creative development format with professional artists-in-residence. Students will participate in short-term intensive workshop periods that may range from new musical theatre works, to physical theatre, to avant-garde form, to children’s theatre. The primary skill development i...

  • Music Theatre: Singing SondheimMUST20008

    Offered:Summer TermYear:2019Quotas apply

    This subject is an exploration of the works and influences of Stephen Sondheim, one of the most extraordinary composer/lyricists of music theatre, delivered through a weekly 2-hour large ensemble singing class and a one-hour lecture. Most popularly known as the lyricist of West Side Story, Sondhe...

  • Screen & Cultural Studies Thesis Part 1SCRN40017

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    A research topic selected in consultation with the allocated supervisor. Enrolment in the thesis is across two consecutive semesters and students must enrol in the subject in each semester to ensure they are meeting the full 50 point requirement for the year-long subject.

  • Ethnographic and Documentary CinemaSCRN40003

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject investigates the place of documentary and ethnographic film in contemporary film theory. Students should become familiar with postmodern debates surrounding documentary film-making and realism, and the critique of ethnographic cinema as linked to nationalism and imperialism and what ...

  • Censorship: Film, Art and MediaSCRN40013

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject examines the histories, cultural contexts and current debates surrounding censorship in the visual arts. Censorship practices and protocols will be defined and investigated in relation to issues of morality, legality and the public sphere. The changing definitions and complexities of...

  • Film Production: From Script to ScreenSCRN90002

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject will focus on the theoretical and practical elements involved in the production of screen-based content through advanced research, professional insight and contemporary practice. Students will gain specialised theoretical and practical grounding in the screen-based content production...

  • Visual Culture IndustriesSCRN90004

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject will introduce students to a range of organisations whose functions encompass the promotion, collection and presentation of contemporary visual culture. This is an industry-focussed subject where representatives of local and national arts organisations offer students direct insight i...

  • Screen Studies ThesisSCRN40015

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    A research topic selected in consultation with the allocated supervisor. Enrolment in the thesis is across two consecutive semesters and students must enrol in the subject in each semester to ensure they are meeting the full 37.5 point requirement for the year-long subject. Please note this thesi...

  • Ensemble Filmmaking, Art and IndustrySCRN20014

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject re-thinks the enduring notion of authorship and its central place in the production and reception of films and other screen media. Through a detailed examination of films and filmmakers operating in global art cinema and Hollywood, students will encounter critical ideas about authors...

  • Contemporary Film TheorySCRN40002

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject will examine the development of contemporary film theory from the post-1968 period to the present. Students will be expected to evaluate critically the significance of a number of the following theoretical approaches to an understanding of the cinema. These approaches will be selecte...

  • Screen Media and Mediated ExperiencesSCRN40009

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    We live in a world mediated by screen technologies, and our lives are marked by radical transitions and advances in media that have altered our perception and experience of reality. This subject analyses the nature of current screen media, including film, computer game, television, internet and m...

  • Hollywood and EntertainmentSCRN20011

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject explores developments in the Hollywood film industry from the 1960s to the present. Students should grasp some of the key issues of this period, including the focus on modernist strategies, revisionist approaches, allusionism and the new generation of Hollywood film school 'auteurs'....

  • Voice Skills 2MUST10007

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Voice 2 continues the technical work of Voice 1 with the introduction of repertoire in individual voice classes. Spoken voice classes will include the development of a self-directed study plan of regular work-outs to facilitate skills development in key areas such as breath support, range, resona...

  • Dance Skills 1MUST10001

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    The focus for students in their first year of dance study is on the development of fundamental understanding of a common dance ‘language’ and the implementation of secure and safe dance technique, with particular (though not exclusive) emphasis on technical skill in jazz, tap, and ballet (techniq...