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Spontaneous Drama:Improv and Communities (EDUC10053)

Undergraduate level 1Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2017
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 1
Subject codeEDUC10053
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject will explore through studio practice and theory, the development of improvisation as a theatre form and its links to education. Students will explore prominent forms and purposes of improvised drama and theatre from the perspective of performer, educator and audience, for example: Impro, theatre games, playback theatre, forum theatre, invisible theatre, happenings, performance art, flash mobs, process drama, street theatre, commedia dell’ arte. Students will take part in a class presentation, keep a reflective journal and conduct a research task linking a form of improvised theatre to an educational/community setting.

Learning outcomes

In this subject, students will:

  • Develop skills and craft of the improvised performer;
  • Learn and practise a range of improvisational skills;
  • Explore and develop personal understanding of improvisational forms utilised in a range of community and learning contexts;
  • Develop skills as a theatre researcher.

Generic skills

This subject will assist students to acquire the following graduate attributes:

  • expand their analytical and cognitive skills through learning experiences in diverse subjects, artforms, and settings;
  • the capacity to participate fully in collaborative learning and to confront unfamiliar problems;
  • initiate and implement constructive change in their communities, including professions and workplaces;
  • in-depth knowledge of their specialist modes of expression;
  • critical and creative thinkers, with an aptitude for continued self-directed learning;
  • excellent interpersonal and decision-making skills, including an awareness of personal strengths. and limitations.

Last updated: 29 April 2017