Courses & Units

The Theatre Machine FPB132

Launceston, Hobart

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Introduction

This unit focuses on introductory skills and knowledge central to technical production for the theatre. It includes an introduction to the duties and skills required by technical support staff in theatre venues as well as the organisational skills appropriate to the preparation and execution of stage lighting, sound and mechanical departments. Students engage in the practice of safety procedures for responsible theatre operation.

Summary

Unit name The Theatre Machine
Unit code FPB132
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
Level Introductory

Availability

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

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On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

* 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.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Implement safety procedures of responsible theatre operation.
  • Use basic terminology, equipment and techniques for theatre production
  • Integrate technical theatre elements as part of an interpretive stage design.
  • Investigate key technical developments and/or practitioners in regard to theatrical production.
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

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Teaching

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 practical learning (2-3 hrs) (9 hours total weekly).

AssessmentTask 1: Complete WHS induction, risk assessment and follow safe operational procedures throughout semester. (10%)|Task 4: Design Proposal (40%)|Task 3: Design Implementation (30%)|Task 2: In class Presentation and summary (20%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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