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ACP324 - Ensemble Performance: Dramaturgy and Devising (A)

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Rea Dennis




Student must be enrolled in course A357

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 3 hour Seminar per week


This unit introduces students to advanced principles of ensemble devising through an array of methods and approaches. It aims to extend skills in practices of ensemble devising as a means of dramatic composition and expression. Students will engage with a series of experiments that make demands on them to work with a range of different ensembles, and within a select number of devising approaches. The unit will extend students to undertake research, develop and co-lead various processes associated with the principles and definitions of dramaturgy and ensemble creation. The unit aims to nurture an appreciation and experience of group dynamics, collaboration and ensemble work as a basis for theatre making and performing; including ensemble management principles, and project development.

Students will be expected to experiment with their emerging understanding of working practices and principles of both devised theatre making and ensemble practices. Students will investigate the dynamics of working in project teams to conceptualise a performance project, and for undertaking the preliminary stages of preparation of a project through the development of a proposal that clearly articulates the conceptual terrain including content and method, identifies the necessary research and planning, and sets the timeline for development and realisation.


Performance Critique 25% 1000 words

Research Informed Workshop 15%

Demonstration + Proposal Presentation 60%

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