AR540.306 Arts and Creativity



Learning Outcomes

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

Unit Description

In this unit students will be introduced to the concepts and theories of the dramatic arts as they interact with social and cultural issues. This will include a brief survey of the history of the dramatic arts with particular emphasis on social and cultural influence. A particular social / cultural issue will be presented as the focus of the unit and students will work together to research this area. This research will be be combined with an exploration of the possible ways for the dramatic arts to interact with it, including the relationship of the Christian faith to the issue.

This unit is not purely theoretical as students will simultaneously work on relevant performance and production theories and practices. The performance work will develop their familiarisation with performance and their awareness of themselves and others. The production skills will inform their understanding of how the dramatic arts may interact with the presented issue.

While this unit may be taken without continuing, the research and exploration that students engage in will directly inform Dramatic Arts and Communication 2 as the basis for the development of a group devised work.

Teaching Strategies

Unit offerings

Face to face: (Every 2nd Year (Even), Semester 1)

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.