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THT3001 Independent Theatre Project

Units : 1
School or Department : School of Creative Arts
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 30 September 2023


Pre-requisite: THT2002


Theatre students acquiring an industry entry-level standard of skills and knowledge must apply those developing capabilities in authentic project work approximating professional work practices and environments to achieve autonomous proficiency in engaged responsibilities aligned with their chosen career path. Conceiving, designing, planning and actualising an independent creative project or a significant engagement within a collaborative creative project (in a relevant community of practice) presents as a challenging learning environment wherein the application of skills integrated with agile processes of reflective practice and problem-solving propagates the maturation of professional creative capabilities. At the completion of this course, students should be beginning to build an identity as an entry-level working professional in their chosen career path.

In this course, students will present a project proposal and negotiate with School/Faculty personnel to gain project approval and form project teams with clearly defined goals of advanced intermediate level outcomes in live and/or digital form. Students will complete a series of authentic assessment tasks based on industry practice in performance training linked to real-world industry training experiences. Based on an industry project funding model, students will form project `companies' or work within an existing project in their local context, formulate and submit a comprehensive project proposal based on professional funding application guidelines (including industry standard profit-share and deferred payment agreements for all participants); plan and negotiate a production/performance/post-production process and schedule and complete a project acquittal process and report. Depending on individual career paths and time management, students may choose to fulfil roles on multiple projects produced by the cohort for this semester. Projects may include the allocation of staff time or guest professional input. Formal learning and teaching will involve course-teaching staff observing project practice and negotiating regular consultations with individual students or student job-role cohorts.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2023 On-campus Toowoomba
Date printed 30 September 2023