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ACP323 - Out of the Box: Theatre in Alternative Contexts

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:L Morris

One of ACP279, ACP205 or ACP206



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 3 hour Seminar per week


The unit explores the ways in which performance and theatre are cultural practices that offer a range of opportunities for students to develop creative projects with alternative audiences and to work outside traditional performance venues, often within instant spaces. The unit acknowledges the interdisciplinary nature of theatre and performance practices when social concepts such as inclusivity, participation, and civic engagement are key features. Contemporary practices and theory associated with applied and socially engaged performance are explored through case studies from around the world. Students examine the means of performance to address issues such as identity, emplacement, conflict and introduces students to practice that focuses on specific audiences: drama and disability, theatre for young people, theatre in prisons, theatre and war, theatre in education, drama in education, and the application of performance techniques for education, training and development. Theory and practice relating to ethics, facilitation, reflective practice, and bespoke project planning is also covered. Students will work in teams to design and delivery a performance, event or performance-based program for specific audience.


Research essay, 800 words (20%)

Development and presentation of Project Proposal (group task) 20%,

Practical Project 60%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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