Course Coordinator:Carl Walling (firstname.lastname@example.org) School:School of Business and Creative Industries
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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In this course you will develop the skills required to present a theatrical production. The course's learning experiences will involve ensemble work, adhering to a production schedule, recognizing theatre industry standards and best practices, creative problem solving, and maintaining a professional workbook. You can focus on acting and develop your knowledge of performance techniques while working with an experienced director; or you can focus on design, stage management or another production area while exploring the necessary skills required for realizing a dramatic work for an audience.
|Tutorial/Workshop 1 – On-Campus Workshop||4hrs||Week 1||10 times|
Throughout the semester DRA 300: Theatre Production students will:
300 Level (Graduate)
|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||Identify Theatre Industry Standards and Practices and relate these to your role in performance||Empowered|
|2||Demonstrate an ability to work as part of an ensemble||Engaged|
|3||Demonstrate an ability to work to a Production Schedule.||Engaged|
|4||Develop and synthesise practical skills in either acting or one production area contributing to a public performance.||Empowered|
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 theatre and performance. As this a 300-level course, it is recommended that students complete this course in their final year of study.
Limited Grading (PNP)
You will receive feedback on your progress within this course during rehearsals and meetings. Feedback on your professional journal will be provided in class in Week 5. Actors will receive feedback via "notes sessions" from the director during rehearsals (as per standard industry practice). Students undertaking a backstage/ design role will provide feedback during regular production meetings (as per standard industry practice).
|Delivery mode||Task No.||Assessment Product||Individual or Group||What is the duration / length?||When should I submit?||Where should I submit it?|
|Week 3||In Class|
45 - 90 minutes
|Week 12||In Class|
|Exam Period||Online Submission|
|All - Assessment Task 1:Oral Research Presentation|
Communicate knowledge and application to a production process.
In pairs you will select a production aspect to research. You will apply your information literacy skills to source and analyse information on your chosen aspect. You will present your research to your peers in tutorial. You will present your research in a 10-minute oral and visual presentation using presentation software before uploading your presentation to Canvas.
|All - Assessment Task 2:Public Performance|
The purpose of this task is for you to demonstrate your developing professional skills in one or two production area(s) of theatre practice across the entire semester (rehearsals, production meetings, technical rehearsals and performances).
Individual. Your performance will be assessed according to Industry standards and expectations across the entire theatre production process as these connect into your production role(s) throughout the semester. These will include tangible demonstrations of your production role(s) in pre-production meetings, auditions, rehearsals, production meetings, technical rehearsals and performances. Your rehearsal process will culminate in a series of public performances.
|All - Assessment Task 3:Professional Journal|
The purpose of this task is for you to document and clarify your industry knowledge and relate this to the theatre industry standards and practice as you develop through this course. This document will provide you with a valuable record for future reference.
This journal will be in industry format. During the rehearsal process you will be required to generate and maintain a professional workbook. Each role within a theatrical production has a specialized form of workbook determined by your production role within the course. A template for your workbook will be provided to you at the start of the semester by your course coordinator. This workbook will be checked during the process and its final version will be submitted after the final performance.
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.
Students will be expected to be available for autonomous group rehearsals and peer workgroup sessions in addition to your timetabled workshops. Students may be required to attend additional timetabled and non-timetabled sessions throughout semester to support their learning process (production meetings, learning lines, etc.). Students engaged in production, design and stage management roles will have weekly scheduled area and production meetings. Students performing in the production will be expected to spend time outside of rehearsals for memorisation. As production roles are set within the first two weeks of the semester, each student should consider their availability on evenings and weekends as well as normal working hours before committing to their assigned production role. A weekend performance and/or technical rehearsal will be required. Specific performance dates will be announced at the start of semester. Per higher education practice within theatre and performance programs, DRA 300 students will be required to attend all technical rehearsals and performances. This is a common expectation in the theatre industry. There will be evening rehearsals and performances scheduled throughout Week 12.
Academic integrity is the ethical standard of university participation. It ensures that students graduate as a result of proving they are competent in their discipline. This is integral in maintaining the value of academic qualifications. Each industry has expectations and standards of the skills and knowledge within that discipline and these are reflected in assessment.
Academic integrity means that you do not engage in any activity that is considered to be academic fraud; including plagiarism, collusion or outsourcing any part of any assessment item to any other person. You are expected to be honest and ethical by completing all work yourself and indicating in your work which ideas and information were developed by you and which were taken from others. You cannot provide your assessment work to others. You are also expected to provide evidence of wide and critical reading, usually by using appropriate academic references.
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.
This course will be graded as Pass in a Limited Grade Course (PU) or Fail in a Limited Grade Course (UF) as per clause 4.1.3 and 4.1.4 of the Grades and Grade Point Average (GPA) - Institutional Operating Policy of the USC. In a course eligible to use Limited Grades, all assessment items in that course are marked on a Pass/Fail basis and all assessment tasks are required to be passed for a student to successfully complete the course. Supplementary assessment is not available in courses using Limited Grades.
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