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Bachelor of Performance (Dean's Scholar) | 2018
Testamur Title of Degree:
Bachelor of Performance (Dean's Scholar)
UOW Course Code:
Total Credit Points:
3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
Delivery Campus / UAC Code:
Wollongong / 754810
The Bachelor of Performance is an intensive, specialist course that develops students as self-reliant, highly-skilled performing artists through a strong, practice-based program. The Dean’s Scholar Program is designed for high achieving students to complete the Bachelor of Performance degree.
Dean's Scholars Degrees
Dean's Scholar students benefit from:
- A textbook/materials allowance;
- Access to postgraduate events, seminars and workshops, where appropriate;
- Extended internet quota;
- Extended library access;
- Opportunity for internships and/or self-directed study/special projects.
To qualify for the award of Dean’s Scholar, students must complete the course requirements specified for the Bachelor of Performance. Dean's Scholars must also maintain an average of 75% in each year of study to remain in the program. If the student's average falls below 75%, the student will be transferred into the Bachelor of Performance degree.
Entry Requirements & Credit Arrangements
Information on academic and English language requirements, as well as eligibility for credit for prior learning, is available from the Course Finder.
Course Learning Outcomes
Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this course will be able to demonstrate:
|1||Demonstrate skills and professional practices required of an actor or performer|
|2||Integrate and apply practical skills and theoretical knowledge to contemporary performance|
|3||Appraise and reflect critically on contemporary performance and its social, historical and political context|
|4||Develop and apply techniques, strategies and processes of contemporary theatre-making|
|5||Communicate practical and conceptual ideas effectively and appropriately to a range of audiences and communities|
|6||Formulate, propose and produce new work|
|7||Independently plan and execute a research or professional based project that demonstrates a scholarly approach to creative practice|
|8||Evaluate social and ethical principles relevant to creative arts practice and its role in the wider community|
To qualify for the award of this degree, students must complete 144 credit points as follows:
|Subject Code||Subject Name||Credit Points|
|CACS101||Contemporary Creative Practice||6|
|CAPF101||Performance Skills 1: Acting, Movement, Singing, Voice||6|
|CACS102||Critical Frameworks in Creative Practice||6|
|CAPF102||Performance Skills 2: Acting, Movement, Singing, Voice||6|
|LHA 102||Dean's Scholars Seminar||6|
|Plus 6 credit points of electives|
|CAPF201||Performance Skills 3: Acting, Movement, Singing, Voice||6|
|CAPF211||Performance Production 1||6|
|CAPF215||Scene-work 1: Engaging with Text||6|
|CAPF231||Contemporary Theatre and Text||6|
|CAPF202||Performance Skills 4: Acting, Movement, Singing, Voice||6|
|CAPF212||Performance Production 2||6|
|CAPF216||Scene-work 2: Form and Genre||6|
|CAPF232||Contemporary Australian Theatre and its Context||6|
|CAPF301||Performance Skills 5: Acting, Movement, Singing, Voice||6|
|CAPF311||Performance Production 3||6|
|CAPF390||Major Performance Production||12|
|CACS332||Dean's Scholars Contemporary Theory and Research Practice||6|
|CAPF331||Theory and Practice of Theatre in the 20th and 21st Century||6|
The course requirements for the Bachelor of Performance (Dean’s Scholar) degree are the same as the Bachelor of Performance:
- No more than 60 credit points at 100 level can be counted towards the Bachelor of Performance degree.
- Students must achieve a clear pass in the core 300 level subjects to be eligible to graduate with a Bachelor of Performance
Click on subject codes in the above course structure for information on sessions of offer for each subject.
To find out specific information on timetables, tutorials, and classes, visit the Timetable page.
Work Integrated Learning
Undertaking a work integrated learning (WIL) experience during your university education is now a significant contributor to being competitive in securing employment in your field of choice when you graduate from UOW.
Bachelor of Performance students may apply via their Course Coordinator to enrol into the Creative Arts Internship subject, CACS302. The Faculty offers a limited number of industry placements each year. These offer students hands-on experience in cultural organisations that have agreed to partner with the Faculty on this initiative. Typically students will spend a minimum of 60 hours in an organisation, working on an agreed project from their major study area, with exposure to a fully operational professional environment. These hours can be undertaken on a daily basis or as a single block as negotiated with the host organisation. Students are selected for this opportunity on the basis of both strong academic achievement and through application and interview.
In their third year students will undertake a major project in their chosen discipline continuing to build student experience, expertise and maturity, working with a range of methodologies and processes in a context that simulates professional working conditions.
Third year students may choose to take an additional history/theory subject, particularly if they are interested in Honours or teaching, however, they also have the option of enrolling in CACS301, the Professional Practice subject. In this subject, students will map professional and career pathways in the context of both individual artistic practice and the creative and cultural industries. It will develop an understanding of arts infrastructure, including government agencies, the commercial and the not-for-profit sector. Fundamental professional avenues of support such as legal advisory services and funding structures will be introduced as well as individual portfolios and curriculum vitae, project and funding submission development and making presentations. Students will undertake an individual research assignment into an aspect of the arts that fits with their career ambitions. The subject will be delivered in partnership with key arts and cultural organisations.
The Faculty may impose quotas on subjects to ensure optimal class sizes.
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