This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to apply a well developed range of stagecraft skills during performances.  It applies to musicians and performers in all genres, whose image and reputation rely on the way they approach performances and engage with audiences, and not just their ability to play an instrument or sing.

Unit details

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - use strategies to develop and improve own stagecraft skills; - apply a range of stagecraft skills appropriate to the style of performance on at least three occasions; - evaluate own stagecraft skills, and integrate with feedback from others to improve, and; - rehearse and perform safely in line with work health and safety (WHS) principles. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - describe key stagecraft skills and outline strategies to develop these skills; - describe ways technology can be used to enhance stage image; - outline and evaluate issues and challenges that arise in the context of applying stagecraft skills to performances, and how they might be overcome, and; - outline work health and safety (WHS) principles as they apply to preventative practice against injury, healthy performance habits and performance anxiety.

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