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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.
Intended 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.
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: 21 February 2020