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Communication and Performance 2 (AIND10002)

Undergraduate level 1Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 1
Subject codeAIND10002
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject builds on the skills developed in semester one and will focus around dramatic narrative styles, storytelling and metaphor, both formally and informally, improvised and prepared. Students will explore styles and forms from Indigenous and non-indigenous perspectives through a range of stimuli including literature, art, music and performance. In the exploration of these ideas they will experiment with different theatrical ways to represent ideas such as: Brechtian theatre. This will lead to an advanced level of communication skills in improvisation, confident spontaneity in front of a group, developing assertiveness when negotiating ideas and different perspectives, responsibility to the ensemble, and organisational skills building to a performance.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should have:

  • effective use of dramatic storytelling technique;
  • sustaining commitment to the formation and expression of their work;
  • created new realities and experiencing different perspectives – to step outside their own experiences and imagine other;
  • explored higher order communication skills appropriate to different contexts – formal, informal, academic and creative;
  • raised questions, exploring options and challenging stereotype; and
  • higher order organisational skills and multi-tasking.

Generic skills

At the completion of this subject, students should gain the following genric skills:

  • be able to demonstrate an openness to new ideas and practices;
  • be able to apply analytical and creative problem-solving skills;
  • be able to effectively apply oral and written communication skills;
  • be able to participate effectively as a team member on collaborative tasks;
  • have an empowered understanding of presenting ideas in a range of media; and
  • be able to demonstrate their ability to adapt skills to engage an audience.

Eligibility and requirements





Non-allowed subjects

100-007 Communication and Performance 2

Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home



Assessment is based on both theatrical performances and written tasks. These include:

  • A Monologue Performance and Written Analysis (40%, Week 4, 1000 words);
  • A Theatrical Styles Group Presentation (20%, Week 8, 1000 words);
  • A Theatrical Styles Written Report (10%, Week 8, 1000 words); and
  • A Major Group Devised Performance (30%, Week 12, equivalent 1000 words).
  • This subject has a minimum hurdle requirement of 75% attendance and regular participation in tutorials. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked. All assessment must be completed to pass this subject.

Dates & times

  • Semester 2
    Principal coordinatorStephan Faubel
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hoursTotal 36 hours: 2 x 1.5-hour workshops per week throughout semester.
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019
    Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019
    Census date31 August 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail27 September 2019
    Assessment period ends22 November 2019

    Semester 2 contact information

Time commitment details

170 hours

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    Reading material will be provided as needed in the subject.

  • Subject notes

    This subject is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts (Extended) program.

  • Available through the Community Access Program

    About the Community Access Program (CAP)

    This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.

    Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.

Last updated: 3 April 2019