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ACP323 - Out of the Box: Theatre Practice in Alternative Contexts

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Enrolment modes:(B)
Credit point(s):1
Offerings: Trimester 2
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:G D'Cruz
Prerequisite:ACP278 or ACP378
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The content of this unit is designed to explore the ways in which performance theory, methodology and skills can be extended and applied in a range of non-traditional performance contexts, of which theatre is but one.

Weekly lectures will explore contemporary practice and theory associated with 'applied drama', exposing students to the work of significant practitioners in the area, such as community theatre, drama and disability, theatre for young people, theatre in education, developmental drama and the application of performance techniques for training purposes in a range of contexts. Students will work in teams to develop a performance, event or performance-based program designed for specific contexts such as schools, community groups or training programs.


Development and presentation of brief (group task) 20%, performance or performance-based practical project 60%, critical evaluation of project 1000 words 20%.

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