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ACM702 - Directing: Techniques and Aesthetics

Offering information:

Not offered 2014.  Re-offered 2015 subject to approval.

Enrolment modes:
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:S Wilmot




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Note: You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


The topics to be addressed include:

  • text, script and scene analysis;
  • styles and methods of historical and contemporary directors;
  • casting, rehearsal and recording techniques;
  • performance for the camera; and
  • collaborations between cast and production crew.


Project treatment 500 words (mid trimester) 10% A fully researched concept for a short production.


Comparative research essay 1000 words (mid trimester) 20% An analysis of historical and contemporary issues, practices and directors.


Production projects 5-10 minutes (end of trimester) 40%


Production report 1500 words (end of trimester) 30% An evaluation of the Production Project, contextualized in relation to other practices and practitioners.

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