1. CREATIVE RESPONSE
Write a creative response to a live production or event that you have seen or engaged with that inspires, interests, or ignites your passion in any way.
- A minimum of 300 - maximum of 700 words.
- Rather than just a synopsis of the production/event, show us your personal response and analysis.
- Describe how the creative choices and technical elements of the production/event supported the narrative or audience experience of the event.
- In addition to written words, you are welcome to include supplementary material that supports or illustrates your response. Examples of additional material cold be, but are not limited to photographs, sketches and technical drawings.
You will upload your Creative Response in the ‘Course Specific Application Requirements’ attachment section. It must be a word document or PDF clearly titled with your name as follows: fullname_creative response_BFATSM_2024.
2. CREATIVE PROJECT
Select one production from the list below for your project. The texts that have been nominated should be readily available from your local library, bookstore, or online. Should you have any difficulty obtaining any of these texts, please contact NIDA: email@example.com.
- The Seven Stages of Grieving by Wesley Enoch and Deborah Mailman (play)
- Rhinoceros by Eugene Ionesco (play)
- Scorched by Wajdi Mouawad (play)
- Blood Wedding by Frederico Garcia Lorca (play)
- Black is The New White by Nakkiah Lui (play)
- Neighbourhood Watch by Lally Katz (play)
- Kiss of the Spiderwoman by Manuel Puig (play)
- The Man Who Turned Into a Stick (death) by Kobo Abe (play)
- Brand New Ancients by Kae Tempest (play)
- The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui by Bertolt Brecht (play)
- Hair book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado and music by Galt MacDermot (music theatre)
Once you have chosen a production from the list, you must prepare a creative project that demonstrates how you would stage your production. It could be in a venue/location of your choice or in the venue within the nominated theatre plans (download here: Theatre Plan (PDF 1.6MB) and Theatre Section (PDF 1.3MB).
- Prepare a ground plan of your set using a 1:50 scale
- It can be hand-drawn or computer generated
- If you are referencing a venue of your choice, please provide specifics of the venue (including technical plans, if possible)
The project must also incorporate at least one of the following forms:
- A 1:25 or 1:50 scale model
- Detailed storyboard and associated sketches
- Virtual (electronic) three-dimensional model of the set.
While all production elements should be considered, at least one technical element (the set design, lighting design, sound design or video design) must be thoroughly investigated. This should be demonstrated through appropriate references and documentation.
Any digital files for your project should be submitted EITHER as a single PDF with all elements; OR as a compressed .zip folder containing all the required elements. It must be clearly titled with your name as follows: fullname_project_BFATSM_2024.
You will upload this to the ‘Course Specific Application Requirements’ attachment section of your online application.