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  • Open ArtFINA10033

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Open Art is designed to introduce, familiarise and induct students into workshops and labs within the School of Art. Students undertake 2x6 week block classes in programmes, workshops and labs other than their designated studio. Practical and conceptual lines of enquiry are examined through set p...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • Studio Studies 5FINA30001

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Building on Studio Studies 4, the expectation is that students have established an independent studio program and begun to consolidate and resolve the aesthetic, conceptual and practical developments in their work. Consideration and preparation for the end of year Graduate Exhibition and the Hono...

  • Space StudioFINA30022

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    The focus of this studio subject is the development of both design thinking and dexterity with tools – specifically the generation and articulation of design possibilities through a series of studio based projects. Linking these investigations will be the theme of space in performance, which may ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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....

  • 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...

  • Perspectives in Art & Cultural Theory 2FINA70010

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    A series of weekly seminars dealing with the examination of texts and works of art formative in contemporary critical practices. The course is run as a reading group and critical workshop. Discussion is focussed on critical methods and arguments demonstrated in the reading material and, according...

  • Studio Practice 1FINA70006

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Students in consultation with their Academic Advisor prepare an individual study proposal appropriate to their studio practice. The program should provide a conceptual framework for development and incorporate a study plan for acquisition of the skills necessary to realise the projected work. Stu...

  • Critical Issues in Contemporary Art BFINA60014

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject provides students with a critical encounter with current, contemporary art practice and theory, and speculates on the directions contemporary art may be taking. The course focuses on cultural developments that have been significant since postmodernism by examining prominent exhibitio...

  • Perspectives in Art & Cultural Theory 1FINA70007

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    A series of weekly seminars dealing with the examination of texts and works of art formative in contemporary critical practices. The course is run as a reading group and critical workshop. Discussion is focussed on critical methods and arguments demonstrated in the reading material and, according...

  • Critical and Theoretical Studies 2FINA10032

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject develops from the first semester subject, dealing with more advanced modes of critical interpretation of the visual arts, past and present.

  • Still Life: Nature MorteFINA10035

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019Quotas apply

    This subject introduces multi-dimensional investigations around the Still Life genre explored from a 21st Century perspective. Engaging drawing and painting techniques and processes, this subject is designed for students who have little or no practical experience in art making. Commencing with fi...