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  • 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.

  • 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, ...

  • 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...

  • 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....

  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • Performing Arts Research MethodologiesDRAM90010

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject aims to develop an understanding of the major critical issues in the field of performance, and a range of methodologies appropriate to the production, documentation and analysis of performance texts, contexts and processes. It introduces and examines the relationship between research...

  • Industry Internships and PlacementsDRAM90016


    This subject provides a direct opportunity for students to work in an industry setting that underpins and is relevant to their directing practice and/or research trajectory towards their final independent project. The subject will offer opportunities for the three main streams of the Masters in D...

  • Applied DramaturgyDRAM90011

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject connects students to industry professionals through a series of 10 master classes with leading dramaturgs, literary managers and writers. Each will outline their understanding of dramaturgy, and their approaches to their various roles and tasks as a dramaturg. This will run alongside...

  • Dramaturgy and Live PerformanceDRAM90012

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject builds on Semester 1 subjects (including Dramaturgy Text and Performance, and Cross Disciplinary Lab) to offer a practice-based exploration of performance dramaturgy in a devised, collaborative project.   The subject draws on students’ critical and theoretical understanding of dram...

  • Dramaturgy, Text and PerformanceDRAM90019

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject focuses on high level close reading and analysis of existing plays and scenarios drawn from a range of pre-dramatic, dramatic, postdramatic and other performance contexts, including Greek, Shakespearean, nineteenth and twentieth century realist and anti-realist movements, non-narrati...