ACP109 - Improvisation for Theatre


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule: Nil


Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

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

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

Trimester 1: 1 x 3-hour seminar per week

Trimester 3: Intensive seminar over 5 consecutive days in week 1 and week 2
Monday - Thursday 9.00am-12.30pm
Friday 9:00am-12:00pm


This practical workshop-based unit offers an introduction to improvisation in drama and performance. Through exploration of the working methods of notable practitioners in the field, the unit considers contemporary and historical perspectives on the various ways that improvisation is employed in drama and performance practice, such as a means to prepare actors for work on scripts, to experiment with and generate original performance material, to resolve performance problems, to interact with audience in immersive and interactive performance contexts, or as a mode of performance in itself. The unit content is responsive with a strong emphasis on individual skill development and will include things like the development of personal concentration, the release of imagination, spontaneity and freedom, adaptation and flexibility, playfulness, sensibility in non-verbal communication, and role-play.

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