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  • 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...

  • Voice Skills 3MUST20003

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Voice 3 continues the development of technical and artistic excellence from year 1 Voice, with extension through exploration in singing lessons of music theatre repertoire and in spoken voice classes through application of technique to text work, which may begin to include dialects. Individual le...

  • Singing 2MUST10011

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    The work begun in first semester on technique and artistic interpretation will continue and intensify through work on duets and trios. Students will be encouraged to integrate their developing understanding of musical and acting skills to consider, context and character as it is expressed musical...

  • Acting Skills 3MUST20002

    Offered:Year LongYear:2019

    Acting 2 focuses on extension of skills attained in Acting 1, with the experience of working with challenging texts and extension work in physical performance. Classes in Shakespeare will provide deep technical understanding that will then be given practical application, allowing students to find...

  • Voice Skills 4MUST20005

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Voice 4 continues the development of technical and artistic excellence from Voice 3, with continuing extension though a range of music theatre repertoire of diverse styles and genres. Spoken Voice classes will focus more specifically on accent and dialect with a study of the most commonly used di...

  • Music Theatre Combination Class 3MUST20006

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    In Music Theatre Combination Class 3 the work of first semester will be focussed through the lens of genre, style and repertoire. Students will be expected to adapt the skills attained in previous classes to respond to specific styles of language, music, choreography and to period.

  • Singing 1MUST10010

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Classes will focus on music theatre voice usage and the development of technique, including breath support, pitch, range and tone through an exploration of large and small ensemble music theatre songs. Later in the semester song character and storytelling will be addressed through an intensive bl...

  • Voice Skills 5MUST30003

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    In Voice Skills 5 the focus is on readiness to transition to professional practice. Individual lessons will focus on the preparation of an appropriate and diverse ‘book’ of repertoire tailored to the individual student, whilst continuing to develop and extend their artistry, individuality and tec...

  • Dance Skills 3MUST20001

    Offered:Year LongYear:2019

    The focus for students in their second year of dance studies is on the actor/dancer and developing the ability to adapt to style. Students will be expected to integrate the skills taught in acting classes in their work as dancers, bringing to the work an understanding of character, relationship, ...

  • Dance Skills 5MUST30006

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Weekly tap and jazz classes form the core of Dance 5, maintaining skills, fitness and artistry whilst students are simultaneously working on performance projects. As with all year 3 subjects, a high level of preparation and autonomy is expected, with students exhibiting strong organisational skil...

  • Music Theatre Combination Class 5AMUST30008

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Development of audition skills and practice continue in this subject, as well as further intensive acting the song classes (ATS), that may be delivered through classes or tutorials. A key focus is on rehearsal and performance of the Industry Showcase, to which agents, producers, directors and oth...

  • Dance Skills 2MUST10005

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    In Dance Skills 2 students will build on and further develop the skills from first semester. They will be expected to extend these through a program of self-directed daily practice. At the end of the first year of study, students should have developed sound technique in all areas of dance studied...

  • Bollywood: a cross-disciplinary studyMUST20007

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Indian commercial cinema, affectionately if ignorantly called 'Bollywood' by the West, typically produces extraordinary spectacles of colour, music and dance, whether telling stories of comedy or drama. This subject explores Bollywood film and dance through a blended learning model, with contact ...

  • 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...

  • 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...