|Semester 2, 2021 On-campus Toowoomba|
|Short Description:||Creative Development|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Creative Arts|
|Student contribution band :||2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 2|
|ASCED code :||100103 - Drama and Theatre Studies|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||21 July 2021|
Examiner: David Burton
A large proportion of new theatrical work is developed according to an established paradigm based on broadly accepted and recognised principles of structure, genre, style, plot, character and dialogue. Industry entertainment professionals utilize a series of recognized collaborative and individual approaches and processes in order to generate new work which responds to those principles. Students working in the entertainment industry need to develop a working proficiency in being able to recognize and apply this broad methodological approach to developing new and innovative work.
This course introduces the theoretical and practical procedures employed by creative artists when developing a new theatrical work. Students are introduced to a heuristic exploration of the principles of script and new work development. Students are then mentored through an application of their learning in generating theatrical material that may include scenes, skits, lyrics, music, digital images, and spatial constructions.
On successful completion of this course students should be able to:
- examine relevant theories and underlying principles and concepts in developing new work for performance (TLO 1);
- develop research and evaluate ideas, concepts and processes through creative, critical and reflective thinking and practice (TLO 2);
- apply relevant skills and knowledge to produce and realise new performative work (TLO 3);
- interpret, communicate and present ideas, problems and arguments in modes suited to a range of audiences (TLO 4);
- work collaboratively and independently as part of drafting and developing a new performative work (TLO 5).
|1.||Material generation models||15.00|
|2.||Models for collaboration||15.00|
|3.||Principles of story||50.00|
|4.||Critical response protocols||10.00|
|5.||Legal, ethical and cultural considerations||10.00|
Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed
ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/textbooks/?year=2021&sem=02&subject1=THE2022)
Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/info/contact/)
Student workload expectations
|Description||Marks out of||Wtg (%)||Due Date||Notes|
|WEEKLY EXERCISES||100||50||20 Aug 2021|
|CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT TASK||100||20||08 Oct 2021|
|SCRIPT DRAFT||100||30||22 Oct 2021|
Important assessment information
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
There is no examination for this course.
Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
Deferred and Supplementary examinations will be held in accordance with the Assessment Procedure https://policy.usq.edu.au/documents/14749PL.
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.
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
In addition to set assessment tasks and requirements, students should be aware that assessment is continuous as a part of their work in the practice-led work and learning environment.
In view of the Objectives and the development of skills that they entail, students are strongly advised to attend all classes.