Courses & Units

Experimental Production FPB316


This unit enables students to undertake small exploratory performance-based projects through a laboratory-style experience. Students will explore various skills and strategies essential to realise identified projects collaboratively or individually for an invited audience. Students will critically reflect on their experience. In particular, this unit explores the development of devised ensemble performance through research and engagement with community and/or location. In this subject you will develop skills to draw out the themes and ideas in primary source material, and interpret source material via interpretive and original performance making.


Unit name Experimental Production
Unit code FPB316
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Theatre
Coordinator Ms Davina Wright
Available as an elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2024 22/3/2024 15/4/2024 2/6/2024

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Learning Outcomes

  • Use strategies of performance making to devise creative work.
  • Analyse and interpret the social, cultural and historical contexts of source material.
  • Identify the social and ethical issues that inform devised and site-specific performance.
  • Develop collaborative relationships with peers and community partners.

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
100103 $1,118.00 $957.00 not applicable $2,695.00

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FPB236 AND FPB226 or FPB255


Teaching Pattern

On campus (Hobart and Launceston)

Weekly workshop 2 x 2hrs (4 hours total)

In addition: Self-directed learning (2-3 hrs), Self-directed rehearsal (3-4 hrs), (10 hours total weekly).

AssessmentTask 1: Report from performance groups on research process (20%)|Task 2: Work in progress showing and critique (20%)|Task 4: Reflective essay (20%)|Task 3: Performance (40%)
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