1 x 1-hour seminar weekly
5 x 1.5-hour practicals weekly
1 x 2-hour practical-2 weekly
2 x 3.5-hour practical-4s weekly
3 x 3-hour practical-3s weekly
4 x 3-hour practical-1s weekly
1 Admission into BCADR-Bachelor of Creative Arts (Drama)
2 36 units of DRAP topics
Must Satisfy: (1 and 2)
Enrolment not permitted
1 of DRAM3012, DRAP3010, DRAP3010A has been successfully completed
Course context

Class contact hours will vary depending on rehearsal and performance schedules. Please contact topic coordinator for timetable details.

Topic description

Building on the skills acquired in previous Performance Techniques topics, students continue developing range and skills as performers, encountering comedy, post dramatic material and classical texts.

Educational aims

This topic aims to:

  • Further equip students with the skills necessary for eventual employment as actors and directors in the theatre, television, and film industries
  • Encourage all students to work as both interpretive and conceptual artists
  • Introduce students to a wide variety of performance genres
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the improvisation, acting and interpretive skills required by professional actors at an advanced level, particularly when working with poetic texts, post-dramatic material, stand-up comedy, character driven film and devising theatre
  2. Use body awareness, strength, flexibility, alignment and coordination in acting situations to an advanced level including being able to inhabit a range of characters
  3. Demonstrate the vocal techniques necessary in live and electronic performance at an advanced level including being able to inhabit a range of characters
Directing students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an intermediate understanding of the process of presenting a play from selection through to production
  2. Be able to diagnose what is happening on stage and suggest solutions at an intermediate level
  3. Design a performance at an intermediate level
  4. Analyse texts and perform research to further the work in and on a performance at an intermediate level
  5. Select or write material, storyboard it and shoot a short film with an intermediate level understanding of process and skill (optional)

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

Each class is numbered in brackets.
Where more than one class is offered, students normally attend only one.

Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.


If you are enrolled for this topic, but all classes for one of the activities (eg tutorials) are full,
contact your College Office for assistance. Full classes frequently occur near the start of semester.

Students may still enrol in topics with full classes as more places will be made available as needed.

If this padlock appears next to an activity name (eg Lecture), then class registration is closed for this activity.

Class registration normally closes at the end of week 2 of each semester.

Classes in a stream are grouped so that the same students attend all classes in that stream.
Registration in the stream will result in registration in all classes.
  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.