The Master of Writing for Performance focuses on developing the skills and emerging aesthetic of the individual and collaborative writer for diverse forms of contemporary live performance. It is unique in Australian theatre culture, focusing on the diversity of voices and cultures present in contemporary writing in Australia and overseas.
Through a combination of writing workshops, critical seminars and discussions you develop skills in writing for diverse contexts and live performance while gaining an understanding of the relationship between the playwright and the cultural contexts in which they write.
The program focuses on the development of a full length play, as well as four other smaller performance writing projects including: writing from improvisation with acting and directing students; writing for digital mediums; adaptation of existing texts; and writing for live art projects.
Listed below are the specific entry requirements.
Completion of an Honours degree in a relevant field with a minimum average of 70% across the degree and a minimum average of 80% in practical projects in the relevant discipline in year four (or equivalent); or
Documented professional experience of at least 5 years and demonstrated artistic ability; and
A resume and portfolio of relevant work.
Be able to conceptualise, realise and present original writing for performance and/or performance oriented projects in diverse form
Evaluate, discriminate and make informed choices as part of writing practice within aesthetic domains
Collaborate with other theatre artists and diverse communities
Develop the skills of articulating the ideas and processes inherent in your creative work within the context of relevant artistic discourse and research.
Research and New Performance Writing
Dramaturgy, Text and Performance
Writing for Performance 1 (Solo)
Writing for Performance 2 (Collab)
Writing for Performance 3 (Portfolio)
Writing from Performance
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