ACP323 - Out of the Box: Theatre in Alternative Contexts
|Year||2015 unit information|
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)|
|Unit chair:||R Dennis|
One of ACP279, ACP205 or ACP206
1 x 3 hour Seminar per week
Note:Online teaching methods require internet access. 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 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.