This unit develops practical and creative skills in the craft of writing for performance. Through practical workshops, discussions, readings and dramaturgical sessions with the Unit Lecturer, you will explore the range of styles, genres, conventions, purposes and methodologies within writing for performance. Approaches to character development, script structure, style, and diverse modes of playwrighting will be explored, as well as the work of established writers. The unit involves a practice-based development of skills, with a focus on writing for performance, dramaturgy, evaluating works-in-progress, and incorporating feedback.
|Unit name||Writing for Performance|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
|Coordinator||Doctor Jane Woollard|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
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- Understand and identify a variety of writing styles.
- Apply conventions and methodologies of script structure, format and genre.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the role of evaluation, redrafting and editing in the scriptwriting process.
- Critically analyse diverse social and cultural contexts which influence writing for performance.
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Prerequisites25 credit points in any unit at any level from any degree
Synchronous online weekly tutorial (2 hrs)
Self-directed learning (2-3hrs),
Online readings and other activities,
Writing practice (3-4 hrs). (9 hours total weekly).
|Assessment||AT1: Class presentation (study of selected writer and the impact of their work) (20%)|AT2: Script analysis (20%)|AT3: Script Treatment (30%)|AT4: Final draft Script & accompanying notes (30%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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