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PERF13018 - Performance and Production Studies 5

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Building on the learning objectives of Performance and Production Studies 4, through advanced studies in ensemble music performance and/or theatre performance students should be able to synthesize their specialised performance skills 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 advanced 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 scenography, covering set, costume, make-up, sound and lighting design as integrated elements in design for the stage. Students enrolled in the BMusic may also undertake advanced studies in artistic direction, ensemble coordination, event management and arts business


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites PERF12017 Performance and Production Studies 4 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 1 - 2022 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 100.00% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 25.00% 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: Student communication
Production classes
Staff are to continue to explore the best options for the delivery of the production classes to foster student engagement.
Action Taken
The delivery of these classes is streamed by location (eg. on campus or online) and the cohorts appear to have worked well in this format.
Source: Unit evaluation
Challenging and rewarding repertoire
Students commented positively regarding the repertoire selected by staff for various ensembles and projects. Staff will continue to ensure appropriate repertoire is selected based on curriculum and operational needs of the unit.
Action Taken
Staff actively research the best possible repertoire to engage the students and to ensure students are adequately challenged.
Source: Personal communication
Unit design
Students continue to comment positively on the integration of performance and production focused studies in this unit. They have indicated that they place high value on the diverse skills developed in the project work undertaken in this unit. It is recommended that the delivery of this unit continues to provide these opportunities for technical and performance development.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Evaluate and critique the teamwork required in both performance and non-performance aspects of the music and theatre activities in this course;
  2. Judge high level problem-solving skills required in both performance and non-performance aspects of the music and theatre activities in this course
  3. Role model professionalism in rehearsal and performance situations and critique one's ability to work independently in the preparation of material for rehearsals and performance;
  4. Experiment with the creative, critical and self-regulated thinking as applied to various performance, technical and creative roles;
  5. Deconstruct the stylistic, historical and interpretive requirements of the music and theatre repertoire chosen for this course;
  6. Execute and judge the various performance and technical roles competently in public performance, including aspects of technical competency, group interaction, sensitivity, musicality and creativity.
  7. Demonstrate a broader knowledge with substantial depth in all areas related to professional organizational, management and business skills to music ensemble performance activities and events;
  8. Perform with defined proficiency in the music ensemble techniques covered in this course pertinent to their specialization;
  9. Analyse and explain the aesthetics of the various design elements in theatre production;
  10. Gain in-depth practical experience through design projects in creating a scenographic response to performance texts.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
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
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
5 - Team Work
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 10
1 - Practical Assessment
2 - Practical and Written Assessment
3 - Practical Assessment