ACP324 - Ensemble Performance: Dramaturgy and Devising (A)


2020 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125

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


Must be enrolled in A357 and ACP326

Incompatible with:


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

Intensive mode: 1 x 3-hour practical (week 1) and 2 x 3-hour practical (weeks 2–6)


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.

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