WRITING FOR PERFORMANCE

DRA3WFP

2021

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. Assignments will comprise critical, reflective and creative writing.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNoel Maloney

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesLectures; critical analysis of primary and secondary texts; structured discussions; critical writing exercises; oral presentations; analytical exercises; performance writing exercises; facilitated workshopping; peer feedback.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 15 credit points of second level CPW or CRA or DRA or ENG

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

Learning resources

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, and others', creative writing.

Subject options

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Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNoel Maloney

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours seminar 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 performance texts: 1500 words.

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO3

A reflective critique of creative work: 1000 words

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

A creative written work for performance: 1500 words

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO3, SILO4

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNoel Maloney

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours seminar 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 performance texts: 1500 words.

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO3

A reflective critique of creative work: 1000 words

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

A creative written work for performance: 1500 words

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO3, SILO4

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNoel Maloney

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours seminar 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 performance texts: 1500 words.

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO3

A reflective critique of creative work: 1000 words

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

A creative written work for performance: 1500 words

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO3, SILO4

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNoel Maloney

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

A presentation and written critique of performance texts: 1500 words.

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO3

A reflective critique of creative work: 1000 words

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

A creative written work for performance: 1500 words

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO3, SILO4

Mildura, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNoel Maloney

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours seminar 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 performance texts: 1500 words.

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO3

A reflective critique of creative work: 1000 words

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

A creative written work for performance: 1500 words

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO3, SILO4

Shepparton, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNoel Maloney

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours seminar 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 performance texts: 1500 words.

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO3

A reflective critique of creative work: 1000 words

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

A creative written work for performance: 1500 words

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO3, SILO4