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THEA151 Improvisation

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.

Paper title Improvisation
Paper code THEA151
Subject Theatre Studies
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,092.15
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,073.40

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Schedule C
Arts and Music
Contact

spa@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Associate Professor Hilary Halba

Paper Structure
One 2-hour practical performance workshop and one 50-minute tutorial each week.
Teaching Arrangements

Please contact the School of Performing Arts office (spa@otago.ac.nz) for a copy of the most recent paper profile.

Textbooks
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, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
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

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Timetable

Semester 2

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Tuesday 10:00-10:50 29-33

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Tuesday 11:00-12:50 28-34, 36-41
Thursday 10:00-10:50 32-34, 36-39
A2 Wednesday 09:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41
Thursday 11:00-11:50 32-34, 36-39
A3 Wednesday 12:00-13:50 28-34, 36-41
Friday 10:00-10:50 32-34, 36-39
A4 Thursday 15:00-16:50 28-34, 36-41
Friday 11:00-11:50 32-34, 36-39

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.

Paper title Improvisation
Paper code THEA151
Subject Theatre Studies
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2022 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

^ Top of page

Schedule C
Arts and Music
Contact

spa@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Associate Professor Hilary Halba

Paper Structure
One 2-hour practical performance workshop and one 50-minute tutorial each week.
Teaching Arrangements

Please contact the School of Performing Arts office (spa@otago.ac.nz) for a copy of the most recent paper profile.

Textbooks
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, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
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

^ Top of page

Timetable

Semester 1

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 10:00-10:50 10-14, 18-19

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Tuesday 10:00-11:50 9-15, 17-22
Thursday 10:00-10:50 13-14, 17-20
A2 Wednesday 10:00-11:50 9-15, 17-22
Thursday 11:00-11:50 13-14, 17-20
A3 Wednesday 13:00-14:50 9-15, 17-22
Friday 10:00-10:50 13-14, 17-20
A4 Thursday 15:00-16:50 9-15, 17-22
Friday 11:00-11:50 13-14, 17-20