Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 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
Organisational UnitCentre for Theatre and Performance
OfferedClayton First semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Jane Montgomery Griffiths


Previously coded DTS3040


This unit will provide students with the opportunity to investigate directing practice in some detail. Students will choose a directing project, carry out dramaturgical research on the text and appropriate contexts, prepare the text for rehearsal, cast the work, carry out rehearsals, and stage their project. They will also write up the mise-en-scene of their production. Students will receive regular guidance and feedback on their projects.


Upon successfully completing the unit, students should be able to carry out a directing project from preparation through to performance, and thus be able to:

  1. Engage in dramaturgical research;
  2. Prepare a text for rehearsal with actors;
  3. Carry out detailed and careful rehearsal;
  4. Collaborate with other theatre practitioners in order to present a performance;
  5. Understand the relations between performance work and the contexts in which it will be presented;
  6. Keep a detailed and clear record of work such that other practitioners would be able to follow the production strategies.


Written work: 90% (4500 words)
Workshop participation: 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

3 hours (1 x 3 hour workshop) per week

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


ATS2912 or ATS2916 or permission of unit coordinator