|Year of offer||2018|
|Subject level||Undergraduate Level 1|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This subject introduces students to drama and its contribution to the Arts and to all forms of expressive learning. Students will explore the elements of drama and their impact on various artistic forms of self-expression and as a means of developing confidence and skills in intra-personal and interpersonal communication. This is an interactive and experiential course through which students develop a range of empowering communication skills and strategies, while developing their creative and intellectual understanding. The program will use and interact with other art forms and media, as well as elements of: body work and movement, voice and speech, language and text, characterization and role playing, improvisation and performance. The written work is designed to enhance and extend student understanding of the practical components and to develop writing skills by exploring different genres of writing.
This subject is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts (extended) or the Bachelor of Science (extended).
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should have:
- a trust in 'self' when engaging with others;
- the ability to communicate effectively and generate rich and original ideas;
- the ability to interact with people from different backgrounds;
- the ability to take risks when initiating ideas;
- the ability to realise their own ideas through voice and action;
- developed trust through a sense of responsibility in the group dynamic;
- respect for others and a willingness to tolerate differences through listening and being sensitive;
- the ability to understand verbal and non-verbal communication and the impact on message in different contexts;
- the ability to collaborate effectively in a group environment; and
- developed and expressed ideas through a range of creative and theatrical dramatic conventions and media.
At the completion of this subject, students should have the following generic skills:
- the ability to communicate and present ideas in both written and verbal form;
- an openness to new ideas and practices and confidently building their own responses to these;
- the ability to participate effectively as a team member on collaborative tasks; and
- cultural competence in communication with other cultures.