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  • 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 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...

  • 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 Noir: History and SexualitySCRN30004

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject offers a close study of the phenomenon of film noir from its precursors in silent cinema, through classical and B film noir, to digital cinema. Film Noir: History and Sexuality will invite students to consider the way in which cultural, political and technological factors influence t...

  • Introduction to Screen StudiesSCRN10001

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject provides students with a comprehensive introduction to the study of film language and theory. It is organised around these two separate but related areas. The film language component covers two interrelated topics that are essential for an understanding of the cinema; film aesthetics...

  • The Digital ScreenscapeSCRN30005

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject explores the impact that digital technologies have had in the world of screen media and in mediating the world around us. Film and television has, over the last century, become an integral part of our reality but, since the advent of the digital era, screen media have become even mor...

  • 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...

  • Research Methods (Theatre Practice)DRAM40001

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    A weekly seminar that begins to introduce and examine the relationship between research and practice within the context of practice led research. This seminar acquaints students with a range of research methods and research paradigms, key issues and practical skills relevant to the creative arts....

  • Acting 1DRAM10012

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Classes will focus on developing an understanding of and common language for the actor’s process. The curriculum will include improvisation and introductory text analysis, with the emphasis on developing the actor’s sense of play. In the last block of the semester, students will begin to apply th...

  • Theatre Lab 1DRAM20026

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject introduces students to writing, directing, dramaturgy and performance making processes via scene work and contemporary rehearsal techniques. Working within an ensemble, Theatre students will explore historical, emerging, collaborative and mediated theatrical paradigms through practic...

  • Acting and Performance 1DRAM10028

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject introduces acting and performance methodologies to first year students. The foundations are laid for the development of the art of acting and the composition of original material. This subject explores the core principles of performance creation: body, space, action, word, meaning, s...

  • Body and Voice 1DRAM10027

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject introduces students to the interdependence of voice and body. The unit addresses idiosyncratic habits, which may inhibit the moving and speaking performer in order to develop a functional, efficient and flexible body and voice. This subject will include a selection from the following...

  • Theatre Lab 4DRAM30026

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject is the final extension of the Theatre maker in generative and interpretative projects. Students adapt and reframe the skills they have acquired, integrating them into projects to be presented in a capstone project as part of a VCA Theatre Festival. Theatre makers refine their capacit...

  • Acting for CameraDRAM30020

    Offered:Winter TermYear:2019Quotas apply

    This subject is an intensive introduction to art of screen acting that focuses on the processes actors use for creating effective performances for camera. A series of practical exercises are introduced that allow participants to focus on creating effective on-screen performances. Students experim...

  • Studio Options 2FINA20031

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Studio Options 2 is designed to accommodate enrichment and elaboration of a particular aspect of the student’s work practice including the development of specialised skills and techniques, methods and processes, new technologies, material practices and concepts and ideas. Students select a weekly...

  • Critical and Theoretical Studies 5FINA30017

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    The subject provides a series of optional seminars, offered on rotation and developed by individual staff, that deal with topics and issues in contemporary artistic theory, aesthetics, criticism or art history. Each seminar program is delivered at a level of conceptualisation presuming familiarit...

  • Research Methods (Visual Art)FINA40004

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    A weekly seminar that begins to introduce and examine the relationship between research and practice within the context of practice led research. This seminar acquaints students with a range of research methods and research paradigms, key issues and practical skills relevant to the creative arts....

  • Studio Options 1FINA20028

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Studio Options1 is designed to accommodate enrichment and elaboration of a particular aspect of the student’s work practice including the development of specialised skills and techniques, methods and processes, new technologies, material practices and concepts and ideas. Students select a weekly ...