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Drama - unit set code MJ-A000031

Burwood (Melbourne)


This major sequence provides skills in contemporary drama practices and perspectives, together with an understanding of their application in a wide range of artistic and social contexts. It includes acting theory and practice, performance styles and processes, theatre history, text studies, community theatre and technical studies.

On successful completion of the Drama major sequence, students should have the following discipline-specific skills:

  • an ability to develop individual vocal technique and voice production
  • an ability to understand and respond to the technical, expressive and/or compositional demands of a range of performance styles and genres
  • an ability to successfully achieve performance realisation based on chosen compositional and performance strategies
  • an ability to analyse, compose and collaborate in order to build effective relationships between actor, director, designer and writer in processes of performance realisation.

Level 1

Trimester 1

ACP101 Principles of Live Performance  

Trimester 2
ACP177 Modern and Postmodern Drama  

Level 2

Trimester 1
ACP205 Performance for Alternative Spaces  

ACP279 The Integrated Performer  

Trimester 2
ACP206 Processes of Realisation  

ACP280 Performance, Text, Realisation  

Level 3

Trimester 1
ACP378 Out of the Ether: Devised Performance  

Trimester 2
ACP323 Out of the Box: Theatre Practice in Alternative Contexts  

Note: The following unit may also be taken in addition to the prescribed major sequence.

Trimester 1, trimester 2 or trimester 3
ALX321 Creative Industries Internship  *

* ALX321 - Internship units are normally undertaken in third year (or equivalent) and are subject to completion of 6 units in the specific discipline major sequence. Students also require permission from the discipline supervisor.

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