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Dramatic Interactions FPB114


In this unit we explore the creation of meaning through the interactions a performer makes with other performers, sites, objects, texts, and contexts. A key focus is building sustained dramatic performance, using effective storytelling to convey ideas and communicate affect through interactions. You will work towards a public showing of studies and scenes based on selected narratives from canonical sources and other texts. You will study the elements of drama and dramatic composition, exploring them through rehearsals, workshops and practical excercises. You will develop key skills required of a performer: spatial and physical awareness, emotional expressiveness and vocal control, critical thinking and interpretation. Most importantly, this unit emphasises working in an ensemble, collaborating respectfully and constructively.


Unit name Dramatic Interactions
Unit code FPB114
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Theatre
Coordinator Doctor Asher Warren
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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Learning Outcomes

  • Work collaboratively, constructively and respectfully as part of an ensemble.
  • Interact as a performer with peers, sites, and objects to convey dramatic narrative.
  • Identify and analyse dramatic structures for performance.
  • Interpret and contextualise canonical narratives in relation to site and audience.

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
not applicable

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Teaching Pattern

On campus (Hobart and Launceston)

Weekly workshop (2 hrs)

Synchronouos online weekly lecture (1hr)

In addition; 

Self-directed learning (2-3 hrs)

Self-directed rehearsal (2-3 hrs) (9 hours total weekly).

AssessmentTask 1: Peer evaluation (10%)|Task 2: Pebblepad portfolio including video, images and text (25%)|Task 3: Individual class presentation (25%)|Task 4: Presentation of a scene, as part of a group. (40%)
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