Gives students a practical and experiential introduction to a broad range of performance writing practices, dramaturgy techniques and theories of performance. Develops students' writing based on a practical experience of methods, approaches and styles relating to writing for live performance.
- The empty space: Staging performance
- From written word to performing body
- From oral tradition to contemporary theatre
- Theatre and community
- Performance workshops
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||articulate the differences between writing for the page and writing for the performing body||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between theatre and community||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||identify the basic aspects of script structure||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||demonstrate practical skills in writing for performance||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||critically analyse a range of approaches to writing for performance.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
- Clark, L, 2006, Writing for the Stage: a Practical Playwriting Guide, Allyn and Bacon, Pearson, Boston. ISBN: 978-0205412976.
- Grieg, N, 2005, Play Writing: A Practical Guide, Routledge, London and New York. ISBN: 978-0415310437.
- Nowra, L, 2000, Radiance: The Play and Screenplay, Currency Press, Sydney. ISBN: 978-0868196244.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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