THTR11103 - Production 2

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit you will develop introductory level technical, creative and performance skills within the context of the presentation of a publicly performed theatrical work. You will also be introduced to the history of stage design as it relates to rehearsal and performance. Each succeeding unit in Production will require you to demonstrate a greater degree of interpretative and executant skill development.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.

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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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2020

Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Term 2 - 2021 Profile

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 50%
2. In-class Test(s) 40%
3. Online Quiz(zes) 10%

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

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2019 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 20% 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: Moodle
Continued clarity on Moodle regarding assessment requirements
Moodle shall continue to provide a clear breakdown of all assessment tasks and requirements in order to continue to provide students satisfaction within this unit.
Action Taken
Further detail was included in the unit profile and on Moodle, which helped students gain greater clarity with their learning outcomes.
Source: Moodle In Class
More rehearsal time ahead of the intensive period to prepare the practical materials.
Students will be encouraged to provide regular feedback on their own personal progress in their preparation and to demonstrate that progress in the weekly sessions leading up to the production intensive.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Describe the important elements of stage design from ancient times to the modern day.
  2. Compare and contrast the elements of stage design from ancient times to the modern day with relevant social and technological developments.
  3. Work independently in the preparation of material for rehearsals and performance
  4. Work collaboratively to create all aspects of a theatre production, include performance, technical and creative tasks as assigned
  5. Synthesize new ideas into performance, technical and creative roles at an introductory level
  6. Execute, during public performance, various technical and performance roles at an introductory level and in a manner appropriate to the genre of theatrical work and the assigned role
  7. Critically reflect on your performance practice and contribution to the team during the major theatrical performance in this unit.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Practical Assessment
2 - In-class Test(s)
3 - Online Quiz(zes)
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
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
1 - Practical Assessment
2 - In-class Test(s)
3 - Online Quiz(zes)