THTR11102 - Production 1
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

In this unit you will develop an introductory level of technical, creative and performance skills within the context of the presentation of a publicly performed theatrical work. Each succeeding unit in Production will require you to demonstrate a greater degree of interpretative and executant skill development. You will be introduced to the functioning of the theatre and will undertake a study of the various roles and responsibilities of the people who work in the theatre. You will also learn basic theatre safety operations in the context of various theatre performance scenarios.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 1 - 2017
  • Mackay

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Practical Assessment 50%
2. In-class Test(s) 40%
3. Online Quiz(zes) 10%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback Source Recommendation
Clarity around the assignment process for the written assignment, and a request for the word limit to be increased. Course Evaluation Defining the written assignment requirements and increasing the word limit to reflect the information that is requested.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the functioning of the theatre and the roles and responsibilities of those who work in the theatre
  2. Apply various basic theatre safety operations in the context of various theatrical performance scenarios
  3. Work independently in the preparation of material for rehearsals and performance
  4. Work collaboratively to create all aspects of a theatre production, include performance, technical and creative tasks as assigned
  5. Synthesize new ideas into performance, technical and creative roles at an introductory level
  6. Execute, during public performance, various technical and performance roles at an introductory level, and in a manner appropriate to the genre of theatrical work and the assigned role
  7. Critically reflect on your performance practice and contribution to the team during the major theatrical performance in this unit.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Practical Assessment      
2 - In-class Test(s)          
3 - Online Quiz(zes)            

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1. Communication  
2. Problem Solving          
3. Critical Thinking  
4. Information Literacy          
5. Team Work          
6. Information Technology Competence              
7. Cross Cultural Competence              
8. Ethical practice        

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Practical Assessment      
2 - In-class Test(s)          
3 - Online Quiz(zes)            

Textbook Information

There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
All submissions for this unit must use the American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorNicole Thomson (n.thomson@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 06-03-2017

Preparation, rehearsals and regular tutorials

Week 2 13-03-2017

Preparation, rehearsals and regular tutorials

Week 3 20-03-2017

Intensive production period

Week 4 27-03-2017

Intensive production period

Week 5 03-04-2017

Intensive production period

Catch Me If You Can Performance Season

Vacation Week 10-04-2017

Bachelor of Theatre mid-term break

Week 6 17-04-2017

Preparation, rehearsals and regular tutorials

Written Assignment Due AEST
Week 7 24-04-2017

Preparation, rehearsals and regular tutorials

Week 8 01-05-2017

Preparation, rehearsals and regular tutorials

Week 9 08-05-2017

Preparation, rehearsals and regular tutorials

Week 10 15-05-2017

Preparation, rehearsals and regular tutorials

Practical Assessment Due Tuesday (16 May 17) 10:30 PM AEST
Week 11 22-05-2017

Preparation, rehearsals and regular tutorials

Week 12 29-05-2017

Preparation, rehearsals and regular tutorials

Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Exam Week 12-06-2017
Praxis - In Class Test Due Friday (16 Jun 17) 05:00 PM AEST

1 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title Practical Assessment
Task Description
  • All enrolled students will be required to undertake performing/technical roles in the production(s) scheduled for term 1.
  • Performing roles (all solo and ensemble roles) are allocated by the guest director(s) for the production(s) after the completion of the designated audition period.
  • Technical roles are allocated by the guest director(s) in conjunction with the course coordinator. Expressions of interest for specific technical roles may be sought by the course coordinator, and you may choose to nominate for one of these roles.
Assessment Due Date Week 10 Tuesday (16-May-2017) 10:30 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 11 Friday (26-May-2017)
Weighting 50%
Assessment Criteria

Students will be assessed according to the following criteria:

Intensive production period

  • Punctuality and personal preparation for rehearsals 20%
  • Ability to take direction 20%
  • Ability to synthesize new ideas into performance/technical roles 10%
  • Ability to maintain correct rehearsal discipline 20%

Intensive performance period:

  • Ability to maintain correct performance discipline 10%
  • Ability to execute performance/technical roles 10%
  • Efficient completion of allocated bump-out tasks 10%
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Hard copy

Practical assessment

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

3. Work independently in the preparation of material for rehearsals and performance

4. Work collaboratively to create all aspects of a theatre production, include performance, technical and creative tasks as assigned

5. Synthesize new ideas into performance, technical and creative roles at an introductory level

6. Execute, during public performance, various technical and performance roles at an introductory level, and in a manner appropriate to the genre of theatrical work and the assigned role

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

5. Team Work

8. Ethical practice



2 In-class Test(s)

Assessment Title Praxis - In Class Test
Task Description

Praxis assessment

  1. Complete the White Card Safety Induction
  2. Complete an in-class written test on the topics covered in this unit. This test will consist of short answer questions and will be held in the end of term examination period.
  • The stage
  • The safe operation of the fly tower systems
  • The auditorium
  • The front of house
  • Backstage
  • Roles and responsibilities in the theatre
Assessment Due Date Exam Week Friday (16-Jun-2017) 05:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students After the completion of the exam period
Weighting 40%
Assessment Criteria

Assessment criteria for in-class test

  1. Accuracy of factual material
  2. Clarity of expression
  3. Depth of treatment of topics
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online
Hard copy

In Class Test

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the functioning of the theatre and the roles and responsibilities of those who work in the theatre

2. Apply various basic theatre safety operations in the context of various theatrical performance scenarios

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking



3 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title Written Assignment
Task Description

You will be involved in Self and Peer Assessment (SPA) as a part of your participation in the production.

You will be asked to assess your own work in the production and that of your peers (within your own year level and enrolled in Production 1).

You will be emailed the link to the SPA after the main production period and you will have to complete this SPA within a short period of time as the link will become invalid. As the self and peer assessment (SPA) system relies on email notifications, you are required to regularly access your university email account.
Number of Quizzes 1
Frequency of Quizzes Other
Assessment Due Date Due date is Sunday April 23 @ 11:45pm
Return Date to Students Week 8 Friday (05-May-2017)
Weighting 10%
Assessment Criteria
You will be asked to rate yourself and each of the students in your year level according to the following criteria:
  • Was dependable and on time in attending all rehearsals and performances
  • Willingly accepted assigned tasks
  • Completed assigned tasks on time
  • Helped others with their work when needed
  • Did work accurately and completely
  • Contributed their fair share of the work
  • Worked well with other group members
  • Overall was a valuable member of the team
Submission Online

Submit through the SPA Link

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

7. Critically reflect on your performance practice and contribution to the team during the major theatrical performance in this unit.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

3. Critical Thinking

8. Ethical practice




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