School: Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Refine conceptual understanding of dance
  • Unit Code

    CUARES501
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    1
  • Version

    1
  • Nominal Hours

    40
  • Full Year Unit

    Y
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Ms Susan Desley PEACOCK

Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required by dancers, choreographers, writers and researchers to investigate and reach conclusions about cultural, historical and theoretical concepts related to dance. They may need to refine their conceptual understanding of dance to inform the development of a dance piece for a class, audition or performance, deepen their knowledge of a particular topic, or to develop an independent piece of research.

Elements

  • Select a focus for research
  • Conduct critical analysis
  • Present research findings

Performance Evidence

Performance Evidence
Evidence of the ability to:
complete research into an aspect of dance practice
participate in informed discussions about dance concepts
present findings of research in a way that demonstrates
fundamental knowledge of the different perceptions of dance in different cultural contexts
appreciation of the place of popular genres in the development of dance as an art form
ability to interpret movement material.
Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided for each of the above points at least once.

Knowledge Evidence

Knowledge Evidence
To complete the unit requirements the individual must:
describe ways of selecting a meaningful focus for research
demonstrate well-developed knowledge of:
copyright, moral rights, intellectual property issues and legislation in relation to research
how dance is perceived in different communities and cultures
concepts of entertainment
role of gender in dance performances and history
the relationship between popular genres of western dance and formal dance repertoires
describe how dance is used in the following contexts:
musicals
vaudeville
movies
television.

Assessment

Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced in creative arts industry environments. The assessment environment must include access to:
- a range of dance history and theory information sources
- interaction with others as part of the discussion process.
Assessors of this unit must satisfy the requirements for assessors in applicable vocational educational and training legislation, frameworks and/or standards.

Assessment

GS5 VET GRADING SCHEMA Used for WAAPA VET only

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.


Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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School: Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Refine conceptual understanding of dance
  • Unit Code

    CUARES501
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    2
  • Version

    1
  • Nominal Hours

    40
  • Full Year Unit

    Y
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Ms Susan Desley PEACOCK

Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required by dancers, choreographers, writers and researchers to investigate and reach conclusions about cultural, historical and theoretical concepts related to dance. They may need to refine their conceptual understanding of dance to inform the development of a dance piece for a class, audition or performance, deepen their knowledge of a particular topic, or to develop an independent piece of research.

Elements

  • Select a focus for research
  • Conduct critical analysis
  • Present research findings

Performance Evidence

Performance Evidence
Evidence of the ability to:
complete research into an aspect of dance practice
participate in informed discussions about dance concepts
present findings of research in a way that demonstrates
fundamental knowledge of the different perceptions of dance in different cultural contexts
appreciation of the place of popular genres in the development of dance as an art form
ability to interpret movement material.
Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided for each of the above points at least once.

Knowledge Evidence

Knowledge Evidence
To complete the unit requirements the individual must:
describe ways of selecting a meaningful focus for research
demonstrate well-developed knowledge of:
copyright, moral rights, intellectual property issues and legislation in relation to research
how dance is perceived in different communities and cultures
concepts of entertainment
role of gender in dance performances and history
the relationship between popular genres of western dance and formal dance repertoires
describe how dance is used in the following contexts:
musicals
vaudeville
movies
television.

Assessment

Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced in creative arts industry environments. The assessment environment must include access to:
- a range of dance history and theory information sources
- interaction with others as part of the discussion process.
Assessors of this unit must satisfy the requirements for assessors in applicable vocational educational and training legislation, frameworks and/or standards.

Assessment

GS5 VET GRADING SCHEMA Used for WAAPA VET only

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.


Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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