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PERF11027 - Performance and Production Studies 2

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Building on the learning objectives of Performance and Production Studies 1, students should be able to interpret specialised performance skills (Jazz and Popular Music, Creative Music Technology, Music Theatre, Drama and Technical Theatre) required within the context of publicly presented music and/or theatre ensemble performances. These music and/or theatre ensemble activities give students the opportunity to work in various performance, technical and creative roles as appropriate so that they have the opportunity to develop foundational skills in problem-solving, creative, self-regulated and critical thinking, within a team-based environment. Students enrolled in the Music Theatre, Drama and Technical Theatre specialisations will also undertake studies in stage and production management. Among the topics covered will be the establishing of production and rehearsal schedules, the creation of the prompt book, the recording of blocking, running rehearsals and calling the show. Students enrolled in the Jazz and Popular Music or Creative Music Technology specialisations will also undertake foundational studies in artistic direction, ensemble coordination, event management, and arts business.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites PERF11026 Performance and Production Studies 1 AND students must be enrolled in either CG72 Bachelor of Theatre OR CG51 Bachelor of Music

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Practical Assessment 40%
2. Practical and Written Assessment 40%
3. Practical Assessment 20%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.3 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 44.44% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Personal communication
Students have responded positively to the variety of themes and associated repertoire studied throughout the term.
Staff are to continue programming influential repertoire for performances.
Action Taken
Students worked towards programs of relevant repertoire in both recorded and live performance.
Source: Unit evaluations
Students commented positively on the rehearsal process and the continuation of recording projects.
The recording projects will remain part of the assessment for this unit.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Participate and take limited responsibility for teamwork in both performance and non-performance aspects of the music and theatre activities in this course;
  2. Demonstrate relevant knowledge of problem-solving skills required in both performance and non-performance aspects of the music and theatre activities in this course;
  3. Perform a range of tasks that demonstrate professionalism in rehearsal and performance situations and an emerging ability to work independently in the preparation of material for rehearsals and performance;
  4. Explore the creative, critical and self-regulated thinking as applied to various performance, technical and creative roles;
  5. Demonstrate expanding knowledge of the stylistic, historical and interpretive requirements of the music and theatre repertoire chosen for this course;
  6. Apply a wide range of developing skills to execute various performance and technical roles competently in public performance, including aspects of technical competency, group interaction, sensitivity, musicality and creativity.
  7. Demonstrate some relevant theoretical knowledge of professional organizational, management and business skills to music ensemble performance activities and events;
  8. Perform with expanding proficiency in the music ensemble techniques covered in this course pertinent to their specialization;
  9. Demonstrate theoretical knowledge of the role, the responsibilities, and accepted procedures of stage management.
  10. Identify the various forms, templates and other paperwork associated with production organization.
  11. Gain experience in constructing a prompt book, recording blocking and calling cues.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
1 - Practical Assessment
2 - Practical and Written Assessment
3 - Practical Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Practical Assessment
3 - Practical Assessment
2 - Practical and Written Assessment