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  • 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...

  • Film Festival CulturesSCRN90006

    Offered:JulyYear:2019

    This subject is a study of the development of international film festival cultures and their historical and contemporary role in art house and national cinemas. Through an examination of the history and the basic operations of selected film festivals (such as Cannes, Berlin, Sundance and Melbourn...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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....

  • Acting 2DRAM10014

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    The terminology and process introduced in first semester will be applied to scene work, allowing students to apply their new understanding within and beyond the classroom. The emphasis will be on personal connection to the given circumstances of the character, to the text and with scene partners....

  • Major Project (Theatre Practice)DRAM40003

    Offered:Year LongYear:2019

    Through a course of research, students undertake their year-long project under the guidance of their individual supervisor for presentation at the end of the academic year. The major project can consist of single defined project and/or contributions to a number of projects depending on the nature...