ACP326 - Ensemble Performance: Dramaturgy and Devising (B)


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Final year of offer 2021

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

Students must be enrolled in course A357


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



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

Run in an intensive and campus mode:

2 x 2.5-hour seminar per week in week 7

2 x 3.5-hour per week in weeks 8-11

PLUS assessment during the Catalyst Festival with technical rehearsal in week 12 and performance in week 13 (Monday-Saturday)


This unit requires students to work within a specific ensemble to realise a performance project through devising. Drawing on the learning from ACP324, student project teams will execute their proposed project from conception, research, planning and development, to presentation. Under staff supervision, ensembles will undertake micro-practice tasks to realise their performance vision within stringent industry standard parameters for time and resource management. Processes must include application of relevant principles of dramaturgy and the demonstration of an articulate vocabulary in devising, including research and development strategies, toward the realisation of their ideas as theatrical performance.

Teams will be required to ensure that appropriate attention is given to principles and practices of ensemble creation and ensemble management, as well as pre-production, production management, and the overall documentation of their creative project. Each student will submit an individual written critique of the specific and targeted professional learning they have achieved throughout the creative project.

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