Courses & Units

Movement for Performers FPB144

Hobart, Launceston


This unit introduces you to foundational methods and traditions of movement for the performer. You will learn how to identify your own habits of movement and physical awareness, and test ways your movement practice might evolve through analysing and applying influential movement methodologies and techniques. This unit enables you to reflect on the process of more efficient and flexible movement practices, and to consider how movement practices can enable physical adaptability and sensitivity in performance. You will explore how voice and body are connected through breath, as well as exercises for muscular release and increased kinaesthetic awareness. The unit involves gentle and sustained physical exercises, improvisation, the activation of imagination and play, and the creation of original solo and ensemble non-verbal performance pieces.


Unit name Movement for Performers
Unit code FPB144
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Theatre
Coordinator Doctor Jane Woollard
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By Delivered wholly by the provider


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


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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. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Apply foundational movement skills with imagination and expressiveness.
  • Generate movement work through collaboration with others.
  • Use oral, visual and written modes of communication to describe and explain artistic practice.
  • Discuss disciplinary traditions and industry practices in the field of movement for performers.
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 3hrs

In addition: Self-directed learning (2-3 hrs), Self-directed rehearsal (2-3 hrs) (9 hours total weekly).

AssessmentTask 1: Individual class presentation (20%)|Task 3: Short performance A (30%)|Task 4: Short performance B (30%)|Task 2: Reflective essay (20%)
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