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Acting and Producing for Stage (EGL353)

Organisational Unit Creative Media, Arts and Design
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description Builds on previous units to offer students further opportunities to develop their skills in staging a major theatre production. The unit will involve an in-depth practical exploration of a selected theatrical mode, theory or artist. The production will provide students an opportunity to showcase their acting and production skills before industry representatives. Students undertaking this unit will consolidate their theoretical, critical and creative skills and knowledge so that they are industry-ready graduates from the Theatre and Drama major.
Unit Learning Outcomes 1. Demonstrate substantive knowledge of a range of theoretical and practice-led models of drama, theatre and performance.
2. Demonstrate a capacity to apply critical analysis to contemporary social and philosophical debates, informed by individual research in the field of performance ethics.
3. Demonstrate appropriate use of techniques for researching, planning and producing analytically or critically advanced dramatic or theatrical performances that convey a knowledge of cultural contexts and technologies.
Create and understand dramatic and theatrical texts and productions in a genre, mode and style to communicate effectively and persuasively with different contexts and spectators across cultural and other boundaries.
Timetabled Learning Activities Workshop: 3 hours per week.
Unit Learning Experiences The unit will involve workshop-based learning and performance activities, including rehearsals and performances.
Within the workshops, students will develop professional production skills.
In the written assessments, students will utilise critical reflection skills to analyse texts/scripts in production.
Other Learning Experiences Rehearsals as required.
Assessment Assessments are designed to give students the opportunity to develop, consolidate and extend their knowledge and understanding of the key ideas, texts and theories covered in the unit. They are also designed to extend students' capacity to develop rigorous arguments and discussions (orally and in writing), to develop skills of independent research, and to develop confidence in working with primary and secondary materials.
Prerequisites Successful completion of EGL123 or EGL124 or EGL106, and successful completion of EGL236 or EGL240, or completion of, or concurrent enrolment in, EGL253 and EGL254.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Theatre and Drama (BA)
Appears in these Co-Majors Theatre and Drama
Appears in these Minors Theatre
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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