ACD309 - Process Towards Performance

Year: 2023 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Unit available for enrolment from 2025

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125




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Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the trimester undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

2 x 1.5-hour practical, 2 x 2-hour seminar per week


In this capstone unit, students will research, practice, and utilise specific approaches to choreographic practice in their relation to significant dancer-choreographers in the contemporary dance field. These approaches to choreographic practice will enable students to develop processes and content towards the creation of the live performance of a major choreographic group work in the trimester 2 unit Student Devised Public Performance. Students will engage with different dance-making approaches with the aim of discovering what processes best suit their interests in choreography, and the particular circumstances of their own cultures, contexts, experiences, capacities and bodies. A series of assignments will give students practical experience in creating from within the given choreographic processes and assessing their relevance and application to the emerging aims of their group project. Assignments will be shown as informal  presentations in class. During and towards the end of this unit groups will be established and will develop ideas and establish approaches towards the major choreographic project that will be created and performed in the unit Student Devised Public Performance. This proposal will be formally presented at the end of the Trimester.

Hurdle requirement

Students enrolled in this unit must participate in 2 practical, dance technique workshops per week.

These practical workshops will enable students to develop appropriate skills applicable to their particular discipline and support the  development of content for assessment tasks 1 and 2. The workshops will ask students to engage with standards and expectations as they exist in the  professional context.

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