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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

ACP109 Improvisation: Principles in Action  

Trimester 2
ACP177 Genre and Performance  

Level 2

Trimester 1
ACP205 Performance, Image, Site  

ACP206 Performance, Authenticity, Adaption  

Trimester 2
ACP279 Voice, Body, Text  

ACP280 Major Performance Project: Page to Stage  

Level 3

Trimester 1
ACP378 Out of the Ether: Devised Theatre  

Trimester 2
ACP323 Applied Theatre  

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


Trimester 1 or trimester 2 or trimester 3

ACC317 Communication and Creative Arts Internship A  

ACC318 Communication and Creative Arts Internship B  

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