WRITING FOR PERFORMANCE

DRA3WFP

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject focuses on the craft of writing for performance (predominantly live, but broadly conceived: play scripts, performance poetry, monologues; speeches). Classes will attend to aspects of the writing process such as: construction; time; location; character; and dialogue. Assessment will be via analytical exercises and creative scripts of varying lengths.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorN/A

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 15 credit points of second year Theatre or Writing, or coordinator's approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

The Secret Life of Plays

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorWaters, Steven

YearN/A

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherNick Hearn Books

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
DISCIPLINE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Apply knowledge of narrative forms and performance-making processes, genres and aesthetics to the critical analysis of performance texts.
02. Develop and effectively communicate a concept for a performance text.
03. Apply knowledge of narrative forms and performance-making processes, genres and aesthetics to the writing of performance texts.
04. Critically, reflectively and productively engage with one's own creative writing.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNoel Maloney

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 3.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
A presentation and written critique of a performance text: 1500 words.N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO4
A plan of an intended work: 750 wordsN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO2, SILO4
A creative written work for performance: 1500 wordsN/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO3, SILO4

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNoel Maloney

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 3.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
A presentation and written critique of a performance text: 1500 words.N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO4
A plan of an intended work: 750 wordsN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO2, SILO4
A creative written work for performance: 1500 wordsN/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO3, SILO4