THTR13123 - Principal Performance Studios 6

General Information

Unit Synopsis

As the culmination of this series of studio units, your learning activities will focus on the synthesis of all the skills you have acquired over the previous five units. You will be expected to perform to a high standard in a range of practical work that exhibits cumulative learning in all performance elements specific to your major. If you are studying the music theatre major, you will concentrate on pursuing these high level skills as an actor, as well as developing advanced skills in dance routines building on increasing security in technique in ballet, contemporary, tap and jazz. If you are studying the drama major, you will concentrate on advanced style in vocal delivery and physical expression associated with the performance of a variety of complex texts, as well as the development of more advanced skills in voice and movement. If you are studying technical theatre major, you will explore the technical theatre process through more complex advanced level practical projects.

Details

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 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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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2022

Term 2 - 2022 Profile
Mackay

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. Practical Assessment 50%

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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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: In Class
Feedback
More performance opportunities
Recommendation
A regular workshop is arranged to allow all students the opportunity to perform for their peers and receive constructive feedback from their unit lecturers
Action Taken
Peer performance opportunities were provided in class with focused workshops at selected times throughout the term.
Source: In Class
Feedback
The exposure to other languages and culture within this unit was engaging and students would like to experience a variety of cultures in future units.
Recommendation
That language and culture in relation to performance elements continue to be shared and experienced by the students as an ongoing part of this unit.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Apply advanced level theatre skills, theatre craft and dramatic expression to more complex acting tasks
  2. Perform advanced dance or movement combinations of increasing complexity relevant to your discipline
  3. Apply advanced principles of breath usage, support and placement of the voice to various complex performance exercises
  4. Execute and critically analyse various advanced level production projects and technical tasks
  5. Critically reflect on your performance practice and artistic development within your chosen major.

Learning outcomes 1-3 apply to students enrolled in the music theatre and drama majors. Learning outcome 4 applies to students enrolled in the technical theatre major and learning outcome 5 applies to students enrolled in all majors.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Practical Assessment
2 - Practical Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
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