This unit develops practical and creative skills in the craft of writing for performance. Through practical workshops, discussions, readings and individual 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|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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- Understand and identify a variety of writing styles.
- Apply conventions and methodologies of script structure 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.
25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty
Teaching pattern adjusted to reflect availability of guest lecturer. Classes commence Week 2, and are held weekly except for Week 8, when students will have one-on-one dramaturgical sessions with guest lecturer via Skype.
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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