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

    Write about dance
  • Unit Code

    CUAWRT501
  • Year

    2018
  • Enrolment Period

    1
  • Version

    1
  • Nominal Hours

    40
  • Full Year Unit

    Y
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Mr Timothy James HOW

Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required by writers to research issues and apply a sound knowledge of grammar and punctuation when writing original and non-narrative dance content for a range of purposes.
Typical writing briefs could include creating program notes for performances, reviews of live and recorded dance performances, as well as dance editorials and dance commentary pieces for a range of media.
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Elements

  • 1. Prepare to write material
  • 2. Research topic
  • 3. Write material
  • 4. Review written piece

Learning Experience

Students will attend on campus classes as well as engage in learning activities through ECU Blackboard.

For more information see the Semester Timetable

Performance Evidence

Evidence of the ability to:
- apply the principles of writing and communication to meet the requirements of dance writing briefs
- write content for specific target audiences
- demonstrate a sound knowledge of grammar, punctuation and writing styles
- work collaboratively
- work under pressure and meet deadlines.
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:
- demonstrate well-developed knowledge of the following dance-related issues:
- dance styles and genres
- dance form and performance conventions
- repertoire as it relates to relevant dance styles or genres
- cultural circumstances of dance performance
- technical processes and demands of choreography or dance performances
- empathy with the creative work of performers
- describe issues and challenges that arise when writing about dance and live performance and suggest solutions to address them
- discuss the way readers scan and read written material and the implications of this for writers
in relation to the chosen publication medium, describe key features of:
- communication principles in writing
- writing and presentation techniques
- describe how the following apply to writers:
- laws and regulations governing defamation and obscenity
- copyright
- work health and safety (WHS) issues in relation to working for long periods of time on computers.

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:
- equipment and software
- dance-related information sources.
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

    Write about dance
  • Unit Code

    CUAWRT501
  • Year

    2018
  • Enrolment Period

    2
  • Version

    1
  • Nominal Hours

    40
  • Full Year Unit

    Y
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Mr Timothy James HOW

Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required by writers to research issues and apply a sound knowledge of grammar and punctuation when writing original and non-narrative dance content for a range of purposes.
Typical writing briefs could include creating program notes for performances, reviews of live and recorded dance performances, as well as dance editorials and dance commentary pieces for a range of media.
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Elements

  • 1. Prepare to write material
  • 2. Research topic
  • 3. Write material
  • 4. Review written piece

Learning Experience

Students will attend on campus classes as well as engage in learning activities through ECU Blackboard.

For more information see the Semester Timetable

Performance Evidence

Evidence of the ability to:
- apply the principles of writing and communication to meet the requirements of dance writing briefs
- write content for specific target audiences
- demonstrate a sound knowledge of grammar, punctuation and writing styles
- work collaboratively
- work under pressure and meet deadlines.
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:
- demonstrate well-developed knowledge of the following dance-related issues:
- dance styles and genres
- dance form and performance conventions
- repertoire as it relates to relevant dance styles or genres
- cultural circumstances of dance performance
- technical processes and demands of choreography or dance performances
- empathy with the creative work of performers
- describe issues and challenges that arise when writing about dance and live performance and suggest solutions to address them
- discuss the way readers scan and read written material and the implications of this for writers
in relation to the chosen publication medium, describe key features of:
- communication principles in writing
- writing and presentation techniques
- describe how the following apply to writers:
- laws and regulations governing defamation and obscenity
- copyright
- work health and safety (WHS) issues in relation to working for long periods of time on computers.

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:
- equipment and software
- dance-related information sources.
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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