AR540.306 Arts and Creativity



Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, the student will be able to:

Unit Description

This unit embraces both the performance and production elements of the dramatic arts and offers students the opportunity to engage not only in performance but also some of the production elements of theatre depending upon their own preferences.

All students will begin by practically exploring techniques and theories (for example theatresports and Laban’s movement techniques) that will develop foundational performance skills by focusing on the understanding of self. It will lay foundational skills in voice, acting and movement and introduce intentional observation of the nature, movements and vocalisation of self and other.

Students will begin to develop their critiquing skills through an overview of the production elements of performance (such as lighting, set, directing etc). This will include a brief survey of the history of the dramatic arts.

Students with an interest in the production elements of theatre will have opportunity to explore these aspects within available parameters in consultation with the academic in charge. For instance, this may include an overview of the elements of set design and the opportunity to begin to develop their design skills through practical work. However all students will be expected to participate in the performance skill development that is done in class.

Preparatory work may begin near the end of the semester that is more directly focused towards Dramatic Arts 2 which will consist of a performance. This preparation will include a combination of practical performance and design work as well as general research required for the production. However, this will not exclude anyone who does not continue with Dramatic Arts 2.

Throughout this unit students will be encouraged to reflect upon their understanding and experience of the dramatic arts in relationship to the Christian faith and spirituality.

This unit has a very high practical component and attendance is of great important.

Teaching Strategies

Unit offerings

Face to face: (Every 2nd Year (Odd), Semester 2)

Please note

The Unit Offerings listed above are a guide only and the timetable for any year is the final authority. The College may vary offerings based on demand, regulatory requirements, continual improvement processes or other conditions.

This unit may be available in different modes of delivery i.e. online and face-to-face as listed above. The unit content will not differ between these modes of delivery. There will possibly be a difference in the schedule and/or the prescribed assessment tasks, however both will cover and assess the same content.