Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will investigate what makes screen and sound performance distinct from live perfomance. Students will do critical and creative projects on topics such as: performing for large and small screens; the close-up and the face; action bodies and embodied voices; stars, fans and the plastic self; TV audiences as performers in talent, quiz and reality shows; human voice-overs and non-human characters in animation; the affective voice in radio and sound plays; indigenous and national performance styles; performing the self in social media.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorFelicity Collins

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 15 credit points of first-year level subjects in Media: Screen + Sound or Media Studies or Cinema Studies


Incompatible subjects CST2CAC, CST3CAC & MSS3PER

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Capacity to characterise and compare different types of screen and sound performance

Tutorial exercises analysing a range of screen and sound performances
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Speaking (Speaking)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

02. Ability to apply related concepts from performance theory to the critique of specific texts

Tutorial summaries of key concepts covered in lectures and readings; essay on selected sceen and sound performance demonstrating grasp of related concepts
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Speaking (Speaking)

03. Capacity to research, develop, present and evaluate a group project

Contribute to a group project requiring research and development, presentation, class feedback and evaluation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Speaking (Speaking)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2016, Winter semester, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFelicity Collins

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 27 - 28
Three 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 28 and delivered via blended.
"10.00 am - 12.00 noon; Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday"

WorkShop Week: 27 - 28
Three 3.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 28 and delivered via blended.
"1.00 - 4.00 pm; Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday"

Seminar Week: 28 - 28
One 5.0 hours seminar per day on weekdays during the day from week 28 to week 28 and delivered via blended.
"10.00 am - 3.00 pm; Friday 8/7"


Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1,750-word short answer tutorial exercises (Online)40 01
one 2000 - word equivalence research project60 02, 03