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THE3022 Advanced Technical Theatre

Semester 1, 2015 On-campus Toowoomba
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Arts and Communication

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Staffing

Examiner: Michael Smalley
Moderator: Scott Alderdice

Requisites

Pre-requisite: THE1022

Other requisites

It is highly recommended that students attempt this course after completing THE2012 and THE2032.

Rationale

Contemporary theatre practice demands technical theatre artists who are specialists in a chosen discipline and who have a thorough understanding of all disciplines. This course allows students to delve deeper into their chosen area of technical theatre artistry from theoretical, technical, and practical perspectives.

Synopsis

In consultation with the first examiner, students will set their own goals and work towards gaining a comprehensive theoretical, technical, artistic and industrial understanding of one of the disciplines of technical theatre.

Objectives

On completion of this course students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate advanced skills and knowledge pertaining to their chosen discipline within the field of technical theatre arts [TLO 1]
  2. develop and evaluate appropriate artefacts using appropriate processes that demonstrate command of the properties, objectives, and scenographic significance of their chosen discipline [TLO 2]
  3. apply their skills and knowledge to produce, realise and adapt significant components of a production?s scenography [TLO 3]
  4. interpret texts to develop scenographically effective environments for their performance and communicate these ideas using formats typical for artists in their chosen discipline [TLO 4]
  5. work independently and collaboratively as a leader within production teams, in order to enhance the scenography of productions, remaining responsive to the project?s changing needs [TLO 5].

Topics

Description Weighting(%)
1. Occupational Health and Safety 10.00
2. Professional practice 30.00
3. Scenography 30.00
4. Advanced skills and technology 30.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

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  • 2 x black T shirts; 2 black shirts; 1 x pair black trousers; 2 x pairs black socks; 1 x pair black shoes.
  • The first examiner will work with students on an individual basis to select appropriate theoretical anchors and further texts and materials in their chosen discipline.

Reference materials

Reference materials are materials that, if accessed by students, may improve their knowledge and understanding of the material in the course and enrich their learning experience.
  • The first examiner will work with students on an individual basis to select appropriate theoretical anchors and further texts and materials in their chosen discipline.

Student workload requirements

Activity Hours
Directed Study 152.00
Lectures 13.00

Assessment details

Description Marks out of Wtg (%) Due Date Notes
INDEPENDENT PROJECT 100 25 12 Jun 2015
PORTFOLIO 100 25 12 Jun 2015
PRACTICAL PROJECT 100 50 12 Jun 2015

Important assessment information

  1. Attendance requirements:
    Students must attend and complete the requirements of the Workplace Health and Safety training program for this course where required.

    External and Online:
    There are no attendance requirements for this course. However, it is the students? responsibility to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.

    On-campus
    It is the students? responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities (such as lectures, tutorials, laboratories and practical work) scheduled for them, and to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.

  2. Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
    To satisfactorily complete an individual assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks.

  3. Penalties for late submission of required work:
    Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL (point 4.2.4)

  4. Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
    To be assured of receiving a passing grade, a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course.

  5. Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
    The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the weighted marks obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.

  6. Examination information:
    Not applicable

  7. Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
    Not applicable

  8. University Student Policies:
    Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.

Other requirements

  1. Students can expect that questions in assessment items in this course may draw upon knowledge and skills that they can reasonably be expected to have acquired before enrolling in the course. This includes knowledge contained in pre-requisite courses and appropriate communication, information literacy, analytical, critical thinking, problem solving or numeracy skills. Students who do not possess such knowledge and skills should not expect to achieve the same grades as those students who do possess them

  2. In order to meet the course objectives and in view of the development of vocational skills they entail, students are strongly advised to attend all classes.

  3. Special attention will be paid to the development of a professional work method approach.