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UniSC Sunshine Coast
|Blended learning||Most of your course is on campus but you may be able to do some components of this course online.|
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This course will focus on the performance skills needed to realise a contemporary text. You will acquire an understanding of both traditional and contemporary approaches to voice and acting techniques. You will develop your skills in characterisation, voice, research, dramaturgy and textual analysis. You will then reflect on these skills and collaborate to perform a contemporary text.
|Learning materials – Interactive online learning activities.||1hr||Week 1||13 times|
|Tutorial/Workshop 1 – Scheduled face to face workshops.||2hrs||Week 1||13 times|
Throughout the semester, DRA 206 students will:
200 Level (Developing)
|Course Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this course, you should be able to...||Graduate Qualities Completing these tasks successfully will contribute to you becoming...|
|1||Communicate knowledge of contemporary performance theories and reflect on the application of these theories.||Knowledgeable|
|2||Develop performance skills with proficiency and confidence in contemporary text-based performance.||Empowered|
|3||Collaborate to create a polished performance of a contemporary text.||Creative and critical thinker|
|4||Transform a dramatic script into a short performance.||Creative and critical thinker|
Refer to the UniSC Glossary of terms for definitions of “pre-requisites, co-requisites and anti-requisites”.
Competent English language skills for oral and written work and foundational skills in role play, acting, characterisation and rehearsal processes.
Standard Grading (GRD)
|High Distinction (HD), Distinction (DN), Credit (CR), Pass (PS), Fail (FL).|
In week 3 you will have the opportunity to present a draft of Task 1 for feedback. Throughout Weeks 6-9 you will develop Task 2 during workshops. In Week 12 you will present a dress rehearsal of Task 3 for feedback.
|Delivery mode||Task No.||Assessment Product||Individual or Group||Weighting %||What is the duration / length?||When should I submit?||Where should I submit it?|
|Week 4||In Class|
|All||2||Artefact - Creative, and Written Piece||Individual||40%||
|Week 9||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
|All||3||Creative Performance, and Written Piece||Individual||40%||
5-8 minutes plus 500 words
|Week 13||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check and in class|
|All - Assessment Task 1:Speech|
Perform a short monologue to demonstrate your developing vocal skills.
Choose, rehearse and perform a short poem/monologue from the list provided applying physical and vocal techniques.
|All - Assessment Task 2:Devised Monologue and Exegesis|
Develop a devised monologue with an exegesis, inspired by a selected reading and practitioner.
|Product:||Artefact - Creative, and Written Piece|
Individually develop a devised monologue of approximately 500 words inspired by a selected reading and a practitioner from the Digital Theatre Plus resource list. You will workshop this monologue in class and develop it into a written text. You will also write a short exegesis of 500-1000 words to communicate your chosen theory, inspiration and the theatrical concepts illustrated in your monologue. The monologue and exegesis will be uploaded as a written piece to Canvas in Week 9.
|All - Assessment Task 3:Scene and Annotated Script|
Collaborate to interpret and present a contemporary text as a polished performance.
|Product:||Creative Performance, and Written Piece|
As a developing theatre practitioner, you will present a well-polished scene as an ensemble member within a small group. This task requires effective collaboration, attention to character development, and performance skills. Students will form groups and select a scene from the list provided. Each group will interpret, rehearse and perform their polished scenes (including props and costume) for the class in Week 13. Individually, you will also submit an annotated script and a short reflection on the process of 500 words. You will be marked individually.
A 12-unit course will have total of 150 learning hours which will include directed study hours (including online if required), self-directed learning and completion of assessable tasks. Student workload is calculated at 12.5 learning hours per one unit.
Please note: Course information, including specific information of recommended readings, learning activities, resources, weekly readings, etc. are available on the course Canvas site– Please log in as soon as possible.
Workshops will require students to wear comfortable clothing that allows for unrestricted movement. In addition, students need to provide their own props and costumes for Assessment Task 3 as well as committing to group rehearsals outside of workshops.
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In order to minimise incidents of academic fraud, this course may require that some of its assessment tasks, when submitted to Canvas, are electronically checked through Turnitin. This software allows for text comparisons to be made between your submitted assessment item and all other work to which Turnitin has access.
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