Arts Practice and Engagement

Arts Practice and Engagement

Explore drama, theatre, music, and the visual arts from the perspectives of artists, young people and the community and in relation to diverse learning settings.

For more information contact track coordinator: Dr Robert Brown r.brown@unimelb.edu.au

Drawing, Painting and Sensory Knowing Sem 1Sem 2 Level 1

Availability: Semester 1 and 2
Contact hours: One 3 hour workshop per week
Level: 1

Exploring a range of drawing and painting methods, you will investigate ‘sensory knowing’ with reference to artful pedagogy, children’s early symbolisation through art, visual perception and visual design.

Through studio practice linked to learning theories, you will develop a folio of work that demonstrates artful skills and expression.

For more information see the Handbook.

Spontaneous Drama: Improv and Communities Sem 2 Level 1

Availability: Semester 2
Contact hours: One 3 hour workshop per week
Level: 1

Learn about improvised drama and theatre from the perspective of performer and audience, its application in the community and how it can be used in contemporary theatre, as a tool for learning and other life skills.

You will take part in weekly drama/theatre improvisation workshops, culminating in a class presentation, and conduct a research project looking at the work of leading improvisors.

For more information see the Handbook.

School of Rock: Popular Music Learning Sem 2 Level 1

Availability: Semester 2
Contact hours: 1 hour lecture and 2 hour workshop per week
Level: 1

Explore the nature of pop, rock, blues and folk musicians' informal learning practices, by forming your own band and selecting, composing/arranging, recording and performing your chosen music.

You will learn how musicians acquire some or all of their skills and knowledge informally, conduct research (including site visits), discuss and analyse music videos, music related digital technologies and selected readings.

For more information see the Handbook.

Printing, Collage and Social Engagement Sem 1 Level 2

Availability: Semester 1
Contact hours: One 3 hour workshop per week
Level: 2

Explore the art making processes of printing and collage, and their diverse purposes as forms of communication and social engagement.

You will experience a range of printmaking techniques including lino printing, etching, screen printing and collographs, as well as collage-making techniques. Drawing on your printing and collage artmaking, you will engage in a collaborative art exchange with children artists from a local school, and in a negotiated community project.

This subject is for students with varied prior experiences in visual arts practice.

For more information see the Handbook.

Pop-up Theatre: Performance in Community February intensive Level 2

Availability: February intensive
Contact hours: 36 hours over five days
Level: 2

Explore the principles of performance-making across a range of different cultures and theatrical traditions.

You will examine how and why theatre is devised and how performance-making affects and is affected by audiences. Along with a teaching artist, you will participate in the development of an ensemble performance for a designated audience and performance venue.

For more information see the Handbook.