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

    Research and apply concepts of live performance practice
  • Unit Code

    CUARES601
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    1
  • Version

    1
  • Nominal Hours

    65
  • Full Year Unit

    Y
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Ms Leisa Marie LANDRE-ORD

Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to undertake research into, and present a range of perspectives on, current and emerging live performance concepts and practice. The emphasis is on informed experimentation to refine an individuals personal philosophy and to challenge the boundaries of current practice.
Performers, choreographers, composers, producers, directors, writers and researchers interested in cutting edge live performance practice apply the skills and knowledge in this unit. They may need to refine their understanding of a specific discipline to inform the development of creative works, to plan productions, deepen their knowledge of a particular topic, or to develop an independent piece of research.
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Elements

  • 1. Research current concepts and theories of live performance
  • 2. Apply theories of performance to ones own practice
  • 3. Develop and explain own perspectives of performance

Performance Evidence

Evidence of the ability to:

- develop substantiated positions on complex issues related to live performance practice
- research a broad range of new and emerging performance ideas and practices
- communicate ideas and theories to peers and colleagues.

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

To complete the unit requirements the individual must:

- in the context of researching and applying concepts of live performance practice, demonstrate well-developed knowledge of:
- aesthetics as a culturally-specific construct
- current companies, directors and performers operating in the local and international arena
- effective presentation techniques
- research techniques
- socio-cultural roles of performers in their respective environments and in the global marketplace
- how creativity manifests in individuals and groups
- fusion practices throughout history and in the current environment
- describe issues arising from the globalisation of culture
- describe the effect digital technology is having on live performance practice.

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 current and emerging sources of information on live performance practice.

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

    Research and apply concepts of live performance practice
  • Unit Code

    CUARES601
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    2
  • Version

    1
  • Nominal Hours

    65
  • Full Year Unit

    Y
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
    Online
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Ms Leisa Marie LANDRE-ORD

Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to undertake research into, and present a range of perspectives on, current and emerging live performance concepts and practice. The emphasis is on informed experimentation to refine an individuals personal philosophy and to challenge the boundaries of current practice.
Performers, choreographers, composers, producers, directors, writers and researchers interested in cutting edge live performance practice apply the skills and knowledge in this unit. They may need to refine their understanding of a specific discipline to inform the development of creative works, to plan productions, deepen their knowledge of a particular topic, or to develop an independent piece of research.
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Elements

  • 1. Research current concepts and theories of live performance
  • 2. Apply theories of performance to ones own practice
  • 3. Develop and explain own perspectives of performance

Performance Evidence

Evidence of the ability to:

- develop substantiated positions on complex issues related to live performance practice
- research a broad range of new and emerging performance ideas and practices
- communicate ideas and theories to peers and colleagues.

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

To complete the unit requirements the individual must:

- in the context of researching and applying concepts of live performance practice, demonstrate well-developed knowledge of:
- aesthetics as a culturally-specific construct
- current companies, directors and performers operating in the local and international arena
- effective presentation techniques
- research techniques
- socio-cultural roles of performers in their respective environments and in the global marketplace
- how creativity manifests in individuals and groups
- fusion practices throughout history and in the current environment
- describe issues arising from the globalisation of culture
- describe the effect digital technology is having on live performance practice.

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 current and emerging sources of information on live performance practice.

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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