ACP323 - Out of the Box: Theatre in Alternative Contexts


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Final year of offer 2021

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), CBD*

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125

Students must have completed 1 unit from ACP279, ACP205 or ACP206



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Study commitment

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

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 3-hour seminar per week


Final year of offer 2021

*CBD refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute; Community Based Delivery


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 where 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 current industry examples. Students examine the means of performance to address issues such as identity and emplacement. This unit also introduces students to practice that focuses on specific audiences: for example drama and disability, theatre for young people, theatre in education and the application of performance techniques for 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.

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