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PAD3103 Theory and Practice of Contemporary Performance
Credit Points: 15

This unit is an introduction to the theories which underpin the practices, performances and exhibitions of contemporary creative arts.  Students will be expected to cultivate a theoretical context for their work and articulate this knowledge through a reflective analytical report on the development of their artistic ideas and processes in relation to the protocols and innovations of their particular discipline/s. In addition this unit will impart the importance of sustainability and issues relating to artform practice. Units, where appropriate, will address social and cultural sustainability in the following ways:

  • the choice of repertoire for certain target audiences in public performances;
  • engagement between the cultural sector and the wider community environment;
  • looking at the building of social and cultural confidence locally, nationally, regionally and internationally.

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This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
Y97Bachelor of Performing Arts
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 15/03/2014 VET: 14/05/2014