An introduction to the principles and methods of improvisation through the practical exploration of spontaneity, teamwork, narrative and status.
This paper is both informative and very enjoyable. It will help you to develop the foundational skills of improvisation, including listening and responding, teamwork, expressiveness and non-verbal communication. Improvisation is a core paper for a degree in Theatre Studies, but is also useful for any degree because it helps you to communicate more effectively in a range of contexts.
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,059.15|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,766.35|
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of Music, Theatre and Performing Arts' website
- Teaching staff
- Paper Structure
- One 2-hour practical performance workshop and one 50-minute tutorial each week.
- Teaching Arrangements
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- Readings for this paper will be drawn from a variety of textbooks. Your lecturer will give you a list of required readings at the commencement of the paper.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Self-motivation,
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- Learning Outcomes
- Upon successfully completing this paper students will be able to
- Identify the core principles of effective improvisation
- Perform improvisations using these core principles
- Analyse an improvised performance verbally and in written form