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

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:G D'Cruz
Prerequisite:ACP278 or ACP378


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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 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 classes 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%.

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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