Writing for Performance - ARTS2120

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

School: School of the Arts and Media

Course Outline: School of the Arts and Media

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: 30 units of credit at Level 1

CSS Contribution Charge: 1 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

Available for General Education: Yes (more info)

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Subject Area: Theatre and Performance Studies
This course can also be studied in the following specialisation: Creative Writing

An introduction to writing for a performance space, with special focus on the writer and her/his process. Using practical exercises, readings and discussion, the course engages with a range of strategies for approaching the live performance, develops some strategies for approaching writing for live performance and emphasises the developing aesthetic of the individual writer.

Classes focus on the body, space and time, with sessions examining the function of the word in performance, principles of structuring, the relation to the audience and the use of objects and architecture. The final classes focus on workshopping texts in groups, utilising languages and strategies developed during the course. Segments of texts will be read in class.

Media, Film and Theatre

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