Courses & Units

Dramatic Interactions FPB114

Hobart, Launceston


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 student elective? Yes
Delivered By Delivered wholly by the provider


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

* 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 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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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.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
100103 $1,002.00 $858.00 not applicable $2,445.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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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 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%)|Task 1: Peer evaluation (10%)
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