Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton First semester 2012 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Stuart Grant


Previously coded DTS3260


Independent Theatre Project provides an opportunity for motivated students to engage in a semester of work of their own undertaking. The project may be a theoretical, research or practice-based piece of work. The aim is to provide undergraduate students with an opportunity to gain advanced research and performance as research skills as a basis to further academic or professional advancement.

The project must be overseen by a supervisor and approved by the course coordinator. Approval will be granted on the basis of a detailed proposal. Student, supervisor and course coordinator must sign an agreement at the commencement of the semester to ensure that all parties are informed of the requirements.

It is preferable that the work be undertaken on an in-house CTPproject. External work will only be considered if the student can clearly demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the course coordinator, relevance to their studies and to the aims of the department, their own importance to the project, and a commitment to regular reporting, and attendance to meetings with the supervisor and course coordinator.

The student must be in a key creative/technical role in the project - Director, Writer, Deviser, Musical Director, Composer, Stage Manager, Scenographer, Sound/Lighting Designer etc.


Students will be assessed under one of the two following formats:

Assessment 1: Practice-based Project;
Research proposal (900 words): 20%
Attendance at seminars and supervision: 10%
Written outcomes (minimum 1800 words): 40%
Performance of work: 30%

Assessment 2: Theoretical/Research-based Project;
Detailed project proposal (900 words): 20%
Attendance at seminars and supervision: 10%
Annotated bibliography (minimum 900 words): 20%
Final written project (minimum 2250 words): 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Stuart Grant

Contact hours

One 2 hour seminar and one 1 hour supervision per fortnight

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study



First-year sequence in Theatre