ACA204 - Production Lab

Unit details


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

This unit will not be offered in 2023

From 2024

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), CBD*

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Previously coded as:ACP281
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Olivia Millard

Students must have passed 1 unit in ACP103 or ACD101

Incompatible with: ACP280
Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the trimester undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 1.5-hour practical and 1 x 3-hour seminar per week

A Technical rehearsal will occur in scheduled class time in week 10

The public performance outcome will be in week 11


*CBD refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute; Community Based Delivery


Topics to be addressed in this unit include: the nature of dramatic language; play- structure and theatrical style; and the ways in which these elements work together to create dramatic meaning. Emphasis will be given to further development of individual performing skills and to enhancing students' understanding of dramaturgical processes and strategies.

The unit production will be directed by a director with professional experience as a theatre director. Productions will not be longer than 45mins and will emphasise inventive production solutions within limited resource constraints and production values (minimal set, props, lighting and costumes) to promote problem-solving skills.

ULO These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can: Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
ULO1 Apply appropriate research and reflective skills to create material for performance

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO5: Problem solving

ULO2 Collaborate effectively as part of a creative team

GLO2: Communication

GLO7: Teamwork

Develop and apply appropriate rehearsal skills to interpret and perform material for performance

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO5: Problem solving


Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 - Written research task

1200 words
or equivalent


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Assessment 2 - Performance Documentation

800 words
or equivalent


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Assessment 3 - Rehearsal Process and Performance

2000 words
or equivalent


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The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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