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  • 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'....

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Director, Actor and TextDRAM90021

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Director, Actor and Text builds on the knowledge and techniques specific to the discipline of directing for theatre introduced in Directing Methodologies and Dramaturgy, Text and Performance and Cross-Disciplinary Laboratory in Semester 1, with a particular focus on the direction of actors with t...

  • Independent Directing ProjectDRAM90017

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    The Independent Project is a major practice and research subject, drawing on and applying the knowledge and skills of directing gained throughout the course. Through discussions in advance of the subject, each student will identify a performance project they will direct. This could be a solo perf...

  • Creating a Project VisionDRAM90018

    Offered:MarchYear:2019

    In a format that includes a two-week mini-intensive and six follow-up seminars, this subject focuses closely on the development of a project idea that builds and demonstrates the creative vision that will underpin the student’s work for their final year and beyond. The intensive takes place thro...

  • Theatre Lab 2DRAM20027

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject extends students awareness of writing, directing, dramaturgy and performance making processes via contemporary generative work and responses to classical material. Working within an ensemble, Theatre students will explore working processes for stage and screen and be involved in the ...

  • Up Close and Personal with MTCDRAM10026

    Offered:Semester 1, June, Semester 2Year:2019

    Love going to the Theatre? Want to learn more about one of Australia’s flagship Theatre companies?   This subject provides an up close and personal look at the art, craft and business of Melbourne Theatre Company (MTC). Emphasis is placed on you (the audience) and your appreciation of the work...

  • Directing MethodologiesDRAM90020

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Directing Methodologies addresses knowledge and techniques specific to the discipline of directing for performance. Through skills classes and seminars the subject explores the role of the director as part of a creative team, defining the skills, qualities and processes that are essential to the ...

  • Industry Practice 2 ShowcaseDRAM30024

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject prepares an introduction for students to the industry via a Showcase event held in both Melbourne and Sydney. Students will develop Screen and Stage based showreel materials for this industry focused event and evaluate representation offers as part of this process.

  • Moving Image ThesisSCRN50001

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    A research topic selected in consultation with the course coordinator. 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.

  • Melodrama, Ideology and the CinemaSCRN40005

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject analyses the history, aesthetics and critical discourse of cinematic melodrama across global art cinema and Hollywood filmmaking traditions and contemporary practices. It addresses melodrama’s origins in, and continued engagement with, other visual and performing art forms, especiall...

  • Art Cinema and the Love StorySCRN30001

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject is a study of many manifestations of the love story represented in Australian, Italian, French, British and North American art cinema traditions. Through detailed close-analysis of a range of films, the subject explores topics such as romantic love, Surrealism and mad love, the marit...

  • Australian Film and TelevisionSCRN20013

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject is an introduction to the study of Australian film and television. Beginning with post-war Australian film and television, we will trace the emergence of the modern entertainment industry in Australia locating it within national and international frameworks and examining the growing ...

  • Screen & Cultural Studies Thesis Part 2SCRN40018

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    Refer to SCRN40017 Screen & Cultural Studies Thesis Part 1 for details.

  • Film, Art and ExhibitionSCRN40006

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject explores the connections between the evolution of exhibition practices of still and moving images, focusing on the work of Alfred Hitchcock as a case study. Hitchcock's films have been influenced by artists such as Sickert, Klee, Margritte, de Chirico and Dali and have also exerted a...