In this course, you will develop your introductory performance knowledge and skills into an audience-facing skillset and sophisticated performance theory. You will be guided by lecturers and industry practitioners as you engage in intermediate performance tasks including stage presence, audience engagement, street performance, covering music, and aural and voice skills. These tasks will culminate in a self-curated street performance in a community-based environment.
|Tutorial/Workshop 1 – On campus tutorial/workshop for 10 weeks (or equivalent).||2hrs||Week 1||10 times|
|Learning materials – Online Learning Materials||1hr||Week 1||13 times|
|Seminar – Seminars in Semester||2hrs||Throughout teaching period (refer to Format)||3 times|
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||Apply a broad range of basic performance skills and techniques for contemporary performance contexts.||
Creative and critical thinker
|2||Engage with musical concepts to build critical listening skills.||
Creative and critical thinker
|3||Critically examine 21st century performance practice and respond with creative works.||
|4||Engage in community-facing performance opportunities.||
Refer to the USC Glossary of terms for definitions of “pre-requisites, co-requisites and anti-requisites”.
Standard Grading (GRD)
|High Distinction (HD), Distinction (DN), Credit (CR), Pass (PS), Fail (FL).|
An opportunity exists in every workshop to produce and perform creative pieces individually and/or in small peer groups. However, in Week 4 students will receive feedback from tutors.
|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 5||In Class|
|All||2||Artefact - Creative, and Written Piece||Individual||35%||
3 -5 minutes and 500 words
|Week 11||In Class|
|Exam Period||To be Negotiated|
|All - Assessment Task 1:Aural and Voice Skills|
This assessment task allows you to demonstrate your developing aural analysis skills and your ability to reproduce aural stimuli into vocalisations while engaging in principles of stagecraft and presence.
In a short in-class task you will be provided with a number of aural and vocal tasks to demonstrate your developing knowledge in critical listening, musical concepts and vocalisation. You will be provided with a list of the potential tasks early in semester.
|All - Assessment Task 2:Covering music|
This assessment task allows you to demonstrate your developing performance practice and techniques through the original interpretation of a pre-existing creative work to be performed in class.
|Product:||Artefact - Creative, and Written Piece|
In this task you will perform an original interpretation of a creative work of your choice. You will present this interpretation to your student peers as part of a developing range of performance experiences designed to work toward a public showcase. Your original performance will be accompanied by a 500-word analysis of the original musical work and your innovative performance intentions.
|All - Assessment Task 3:Street performance|
In this assessment you will take part in a 15-minute public street performance of a self-curated selection of new and/or existing works.
In this task you will develop and perform a collection of self-curated works. The presentation will take the broad format of a street performance in a public-facing 15 minute set. You will use the practices, techniques, and skills developed during the semester to engage with the audience and adapt accordingly.
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. Directed study hours may vary by location. Student workload is calculated at 12.5 learning hours per one unit.
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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.
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