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COM526 Site-Specific Cultural Performance (16)


This subject examines Australian and international literatures concerned with, site specific cultural performance events. The application of critical theory and operational management perspectives will lead to the design of a cultural performance event, in a specific site, that is designed for targeted stakeholder audiences and clients. This study features online dialogues concerning literatures and case studies examining key issues for event design, production planning, and the management of special events. Candidates will conduct a site analysis and prepare a concept proposal. This proposal is further developed as a detailed production plan and presented as a project casebook, ready for implementation.

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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
Two sessionsHD/FLSchool of Communication and Creative Industries

Enrolment restrictions

Admission to Master of Arts (Communication - Cultural Performance) or Grad Dip Cultural Event Management Students who have successfully completed EDC502 are not eligible to enrol in this subject.
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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
- be able to demonstrate a developed, critical awareness of a range of design and planning issues associated with the fabrication of visual effects and the capacity to execute a range of production practices associated with the project management and theatricalisation of diverse social and cultural events
- be able to practice the communication and organisational skills required by creative producers and event managers by discussing these practices and issues online
- be able to apply critical theory to the concept development and production planning stages of special event management
- be able to integrate digital image, sound, and text into information rich communications - especially as pre-production planning for pitching a project proposal
- be able to extend and deepen current production and direction knowledge, concerning the design and management of site-specific cultural performance events, in a concrete way - as praxis - through detailed forward planning.


The subject will cover the following topics:
- Critical theory and the impetus to design cultural performance events. - Performance efficacy and dialogical action theory - Site analysis and issues concerning planning and implementation of special events - Planning the event in detail and managing the production sequence: pre-production, rehearsal/construction. The Run, and post-production.


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.