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  • Music Theatre: From Chorus To EnsembleMUST10009

    Offered:Winter TermYear:2019Quotas apply

    This subject is an introduction to musical theatre through both an historical examination of its development and a practical experience of number of the key works of the genre through singing large ensemble songs. The diversity of styles of music theatre music and singing will be identified throu...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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'....

  • Independent Dramaturgy ProjectDRAM90013

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject is the culmination and synthesis of all the other subjects on the course, where knowledge and skills are applied in a project that the student will identify independently. This will take the form of fieldwork; this may be on a project happening at the VCA or in the main stage or inde...

  • Base Skills 2DRAM10015

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Classes will cover spoken voice, actor’s movement and physical conditioning and dance technique. These classes provide some of the fundamental underpinnings for the three key skill areas of music theatre training and will build the performer’s strength, flexibility and freedom whilst developing s...

  • Acting Lab 3DRAM30021

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject extends the actor in generative and interpretative stage and screen projects. Students adapt and reframe the skills they have acquired, and integrate them to performance in contemporary generative and/or classical material led by external professional artists. Actors begin to refine ...

  • Base Skills 1DRAM10013

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Classes will cover spoken voice, actor’s movement and physical conditioning and dance technique. These classes provide some of the fundamental underpinnings for the three key skill areas of music theatre training and will build the performer’s strength, flexibility and freedom whilst developing s...

  • Acting Lab 2DRAM20024

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject extends the actor in longer generative and interpretative performance projects. Students develop the skills they have acquired and apply them to performance in contemporary generative work and classical material. Actors will explore working within both stage and screen production pro...

  • Acting Lab 1DRAM20022

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject introduces students to the actor’s process via scene work and contemporary rehearsal techniques. Working within an ensemble, actors will explore historical, emerging, collaborative and mediated theatrical paradigms through practical exploration of extant text in a variety of studio c...

  • Acting Lab 4DRAM30023

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject enables the final extension of the actor in generative and interpretative stage and screen projects. Students adapt and reframe the skills they have acquired, and integrate these to performance in contemporary generative and/or classical material led by professional external artists....

  • Contextual Studies 2 Theory in ActionDRAM20023

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    The subject broadly introduces students to core theories in theatre studies. Theory provides a systematic set of principles or terminologies with which critical reflection or artistic practice may be formally argued, discussed and disseminated. The course will help students employ theoretical fra...

  • Body and Voice 2DRAM10030

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject builds on the student’s discovery of the interdependence of voice and body in Semester 1. The unit continues addressing idiosyncratic habits in order to further develop a functional, efficient and flexible body and voice. This subject will include a selection from the following: phys...