Introduction

Theatre is the presentation of human behaviours, psychology and culture through the intersection of text, bodies, time and space.  Theatre performance develops and enhances a learner's analytical, evaluative and critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Through study and practice in theatrical analysis and research, play script interpretation and engagement in theatrical production processes, learners develop their acting, aesthetic, interpretive and communication skills, and their understanding of culture and society. Learners develop and apply stagecraft knowledge, acting methodologies, and skills.  They will also develop an understanding of themselves as theatre practitioners, and an appreciation of theatre, the craft of acting and its significance as an art form.

 'Theatre performance' 2014, Tasmanian Qualifications Authority, retrieved 20 February 2017, http://www.tasc.tas.gov.au/4DCGI/_WWW_doc/238763/RND01/SDP315115.pdf

Referencing advice: The TASC and your teachers at St Patrick's College expect you to present your work with citations and a reference list in the Harvard (author/date) format. Go to the Library's Referencing Guidelines for extended help in this area. The Library staff are always happy to help you with any queries you may have in regard to referencing requirements for any research you are undertaking.

 

Independent studies (IPs): When undertaking any independent study, research or book review you must allow yourself enough time to search for and locate the material you need. To help you a booking sheet is kept at the Library desk where you may book an individual time with one of the Library staff when commencing any research in this area.

Faculty resources: All material purchased by teachers in the visual arts is also available for student use if it is not required by teachers. Many of these resources are inter-shelved with the Library material and may be found by using the Library catalogue.