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
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Theatre

Dr Asher Warren

Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Work collaboratively, constructively and respectfully as part of an ensemble.
  2. Interact as a performer with peers, sites, and objects to convey dramatic narrative.
  3. Identify and analyse dramatic structures for performance.
  4. 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 $993.00 $993.00 not applicable $2,445.00

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Teaching Pattern

1 x 2 hour workshop weekly,  1 x 1 hour lecture weekly


Individual class presentation (20%), Short performance A (30%), Short performance B (30%), Reflective essay (20%)

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