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PER3050 - Performance Project

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Michael Coe


Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)


PER 3050 is a continuation and development of PER 3040. It offers students the opportunity to undertake rehearsal in a professional manner and to bring that project to fruition in the public performance of a major length theatrical work or a number of shorter works. This unit emphasises the quality of all elements of the processes of preparation and rehearsal, in addition to that of its public product.


Students completing PER 3050 should be able to:

  1. apply particular theoretical methods in the creation of a piece of theatre,
  2. utilize a range of physical skills in performance,
  3. demonstrate an understanding of the technical elements of theatre and how they contribute to the aesthetic of the performance,
  4. develop and refine strategies for the maintenance of the performance through a performance season.
  5. conceptualise and articulate, in written and oral form, the imaginative basis and developmental processes of an original piece of theatre work.


Students will be required to submit two pieces of dramaturgical research related to the project, one a written paper (20%, equivalent 800 words), and one an oral presentation to the group (20%, equivalent 800 words). Equivalent 1600 words 40%
Each student's level of preparedness and quality of participation in and contribution to the rehearsal process will be assessed with written commentary by the director of the project. Equivalent 1000 words 20%
Each student's quality of contribution, as realised in the completed process of performance, will be assessed by a panel of members of the staff of the Centre for Drama and Theatre Studies. Equivalent 1900 words 40%

Contact hours

Three hours class-time each week, plus nine hours weekly of preparation and rehearsal.