Courses & Units

Writing for Performance FPB255

Launceston

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Introduction

This unit develops practical and creative skills in the craft of writing for performance. Through practical workshops, discussions, readings and individual dramaturgical sessions with the Unit Lecturer, you will explore the range of styles, genres, conventions, purposes and methodologies within writing for performance. Approaches to character development, script structure, style, and diverse modes of playwrighting will be explored, as well as the work of established writers. The unit involves a practice based development of skills, with a focus on writing for performance, dramaturgy, evaluating works-in-progress, and incorporating feedback.

Summary

Unit name Writing for Performance
Unit code FPB255
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law & Education
School of Creative Arts
Discipline Theatre
Coordinator

Teaching staff

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Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic

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International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 16/7/2018 10/8/2018 3/9/2018 21/10/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand and identify a variety of writing styles.
  2. Apply conventions and methodologies of script structure and genre.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the role of evaluation, redrafting and editing in the scriptwriting process.
  4. Critically analyse diverse social and cultural contexts which influence writing for performance.

Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Field of Education
1 2018: $805.00 100103

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Prerequisites

25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty

Co-requisites

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Teaching pattern adjusted to reflect availability of guest lecturer. Classes commence Week 2, and are held weekly except for Week 8, when students will have one-on-one dramaturgical sessions with guest lecturer via Skype.

Assessment

Assessment Task 1:Class presentation: (study of selected playwright and the impact of their work) 5 – 10 minutes, 20%.

Assessment Task 2: First draft (in progress) Script and accompanying notes (5 – 10 pages of text), 20%.

Assessment Task 3: Script Assessment (written report on selected text 800-1000 words), 30%.

Assessment Task 4: Final draft script and play reading – (short play of 5 – 10 minutes duration), 30%

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Textbooks

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