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COURSE INFORMATION 2011 CON


CONTACT INFORMATION Kimberly Spragg, Director

Lindsey Podguski, US Administrator

kimberly.spragg@cccu-australia.org

lpodguski@cccu.org 202.548.5201, option 2

Australia Studies Centre (CCCU-Australia Pty. LTD) c/o Wesley Institute P.O. Box 534 Drummoyne 1470, NSW AUSTRALIA

(Packages) 5 Mary Street Drummoyne 2047, NSW AUSTRALIA

p: 011-61-2-9819-8823 f: 011-61-2-9719-1714 asc@bestsemester.com

www.BestSemester.com/ASC

The Australia Studies Centre (ASC) is hosted by Wesley Institute, Australia’s premier Christian college of the Arts and Ministry. Wesley Institute is an innovative Christian college where pursuit of academic excellence and evangelical Christian faith and practice is encouraged in a stimulating, supportive learning environment. * Please contact the ASC team with questions and requests for information rather than WI staff. This will ensure your request is handled in the most efficient manner without adding to WI staff workload.

The Australia Studies Centre is managed by the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, an international association of intentionally Christian colleges and universities. The ASC is one of 12 BestSemester programs.

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AUSTRALIA STUDIES CENTRE COURSE INFORMATION The Australia Studies Centre (ASC) is offered in partnership with the Wesley Institute, a CCCU affiliate member in Drummoyne, NSW (a suburb of Sydney). The ASC is designed to integrate the firsthand observation and study of Australian culture, history, religion, politics and Indigenous cultures together with experiential service learning and formal instruction in the arts and Theology. The program is comprised of two culture units designed especially for ASC students and three or four discipline units chosen from Wesley Institute's list of classes. RECOMMENDED CREDITS CULTURE EMPHASIS The View from Australia: Issues in Religion, Politics, Economics & Cultural Values

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Indigenous History, Cultures & Identity

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DISCIPLINE EMPHASIS Faith and the Contemporary Artist II or III (recommended) Discipline Units

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TOTAL CREDITS 16

The program recommends to home institutions that students be granted the equivalent of 16-18 semester hours of credit. Students are required to enrol in at least 16 credits while attending the ASC.

CONTENTS ASC Core Units .................................... Theology Integrative Units ................. Theology Units .................................... Graphic Design Units ........................... Drama Units ........................................

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Dance Units .......................................... Dance Movement Therapy Units ......... Music Units .......................................... Counselling Units .................................

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AUSTRALIA STUDIES CENTRE CORE UNITS INB203 The View from Australia: Issues in Religion, Politics, Economics & Cultural Values 3 credits Offered 2011 - semester 1 and semester 2 /spring and fall The emphasis of this course is on current issues and world developments which affect Australia, as interpreted from an Australian perspective. Through examination of Australians’ reactions to and handling of these matters, students should develop a basic understanding of the Australian culture and worldview and be able to articulate, appreciate and critique the orienting values of Australian society. Students will also compare, contrast and critique their own cultural value structures through reflection exercises and begin to distinguish cultural virtues from Christian truth. Themes for the course include: the settlement of Australia and the influence of landscape and environment on national identity; Australian government and the media; Australian ideological trends, religion, art forms; immigration, consumer behaviour, and foreign policy. This course includes a trip to Canberra (focused on foreign policy) and an Outback trip (focused on land and environment). * Required for all ASC students (Possible Credit: General Studies, Political Science, Sociology, Religion/Theology, Cross-Cultural Studies) INB204 Indigenous Cultures, History & Identity 3 credits Offered 2011 - semester 1 and semester 2 /spring and fall Aboriginal people living in Australia today are the present "face" of ancient cultural lines that stretch back over eons of time. These lines contain the knowledge about connections to Country; family relationships and kinship systems; an education system that is "holistic;" teaching on the physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual levels of an individual; practical knowledge for daily survival; the Ancestral Spirits and Creation stories; ceremonies, songs, dances and music. This course will begin by looking at the various lines that cover the following: concept of Country, kinship and family relationships, totemic systems, foods and medicines, education systems, and spiritual beliefs including the Creation stories. Other lines will include the arrival of Europeans; the disruption to Indigenous ways of life; the rampage of the newcomers; Aboriginal resistance; racism and its consequences; the church’s involvement, past and present; government policies including the removal of Aboriginal children from their families; land right issues, social issues and political movements; identity today and determining indigenous futures. This course includes day trips around the Sydney region and a trip to New Zealand (focused on Maori culture). * Required for all ASC students (Possible Credit: Anthropology, Sociology, History, Cross-Cultural Studies)

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THEOLOGY INTEGRATIVE UNITS The Theology Integrative units listed below will typically be available to ASC students in the semester they are scheduled. Wesley Institute staff will endeavour to ensure that these classes are not scheduled at the same time as the ASC core units in a given semester. * Faith and the Contemporary Artist II (Theology of Creativity) is a key unit for ASC students.

INBX102 Faith & the Contemporary Artist II (Theology of Creativity) 2 credits Offered 2011 - semester 1 and semester 2 /spring and fall In Faith and the Contemporary Artist II the dialogue is between theology and creativity, as students consider the divine origins of artistic endeavour, the revelation of God in Christ, and His interaction with humanity. Theological reflection is grounded in history, philosophy and aesthetics to promote the process of spiritual enquiry and development in the artist. * Open to anyone.

INBX203 Faith & the Contemporary Artist III (Old Testament) 2 credits Offered 2011 - semester 1 /spring In Faith and the Contemporary Artist III students have opportunity for engagement with the Old Testament text, exploring its relevance for contemporary life and artistic endeavour. An overview of the sweep of Old Testament history and writings reveals the continuing story of God’s communication with humankind, encouraging the process of spiritual enquiry and personal development that are of great value to the maturing artist. * Open to anyone.

INBX204 Faith & the Contemporary Artist IV (New Testament) 2 credits Offered 2011 - semester 2 / fall In this unit students have opportunity for engagement with the New Testament text, tracing the big biblical story, and exploring its relevance for contemporary life and artistic endeavour. * Open to anyone.

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THEOLOGY UNITS The Theology units listed below will typically be available to ASC students in the semester they are scheduled. Wesley Institute staff will endeavour to ensure that these classes are not scheduled at the same time as the ASC core units in a given semester. THBB101 Old Testament Background and Methodology 4 credits Offered 2011 - semester 2 / fall This unit provides students with the basic tools necessary to interpret the text of the Old Testament. This involves the study of historical-grammatical exegesis, critical methodologies, an appreciation of literary genre, and an understanding of the historical, cultural and social background of the eastern Mediterranean world. * Open to anyone. THBB102 New Testament Background and Methodology 4 credits Offered 2011 - semester 1 /spring This unit provides students with the basic tools to interpret the text of the New Testament. This involves the study of historical-grammatical exegesis, critical methodologies, literary genre, and the historical, cultural and social background of the eastern Mediterranean world. * Open to anyone. THCB101 The Early Church 4 credits Offered 2011 - semester 2 / fall This unit examines the progress and the problems of the church in its life and thought from its origin to 600 CE. * Open to anyone. THPB101 Foundations of Pastoral Ministry 4 credits Offered 2011 - semester 1 /spring An introduction to theology contextualised in ministry and practice, this unit examines Scriptural perspectives on pastoral practice, and engages with current theories on pastoral theology. * Open to anyone. THTB101 Theological Foundations I 4 credits Offered 2011 - semester 1 /spring This unit provides students with a foundation for theology by establishing the authority upon which all Christian understanding is founded. It also examines some of the basic doctrines of the Christian faith as they are understood by the major Christian traditions. * Open to anyone. 6


THTB102 Theological Foundations II 4 credits Offered 2011 - semester 2 / fall This unit examines redemption, grace and theology, the person and work of Christ, and the person and work of the Holy Spirit, giving students an appreciation of Christian anthropology and the results of the Fall. * Open to anyone. THPB229 Adventure Based Ministry Field Experience 4 credits Offered 2011 - semester 1 and semester 2 /spring and fall This unit allows students the opportunity to experience and devise programs of adventure based ministry that will develop campers mentally, physically, socially and spiritually, under the direction of an experienced and accredited Field Education Supervisor. * Open to anyone, however there is a limit on the number of students who are allowed to enrol in this unit in a given semester. There is an additional cost of $150-300 depending on the camp. * Students will perform the duties of camp-counsellors for their field experience. The location and type of camp may vary each semester. The dates for the camp will be provided in the timetable. THPB230 Ministry Field Experience I 4 credits Offered 2011 - semester 1 and semester 2 /spring and fall These units provide students the opportunity to experience ministry, to develop their pastoral skills, and to reflect upon their performance under the direction of an experienced and accredited Field Education Supervisor in different ministry settings. * Open to ministry or other similar majors.

THPB352 Urban Ministry Field Experience

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Offered 2011 - semester 1 and semester 2 /spring and fall This unit provides students the opportunity to experience urban ministry, to develop their pastoral skills, and to reflect upon their performance under the direction of an experienced and accredited Field Education Supervisor in different ministry settings. * Open to anyone.

THEOLOGY ELECTIVES Wesley Institute staff will endeavour to schedule Theology Elective units so they do not conflict with ASC core classes. However, since they are elective units, they will not be offered every semester. Due to timetabling issues these may not all be available to ASC students in the semester they are scheduled. (Units listed below are a sampling of the Theology Elective offerings.) THBB211 Old Testament Covenants 4 credits Offered 2011 - semester 1 /spring This unit examines the covenants found in the Old Testament and highlights their pivotal role in its message. Students will develop their exegetical competence and their understanding of the critical issues surrounding the form and structure of the covenants. * Open to anyone.

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THBB220 Jesus of Nazareth 4 credits Offered 2011 - semester 1 /spring After a review of the evidence for Jesus as an historical figure outside the gospels, and an overview of the canonical gospels, students explore the ministry of Jesus within Second Temple Judaism and understand what differentiated him from his contemporaries. * Open to anyone.

THBB352 Judges & Ruth 4 credits Offered 2011 - semester 1 /spring This unit introduces students to the exegesis of the books of Judges and Ruth in their literary, canonical, historical and theological context. * Open to anyone.

THPB219 Discipleship and Learning 4 credits Offered 2011 - semester 1 /spring This unit allows students to explore principles of nurturing people in the Christian faith and gives an introduction to diverse learning styles. Students will gain understanding of the historical, biblical and theological perspectives on discipleship training and will develop skills in designing creative teaching and learning resources. * Open to anyone.

THTB213 The Holy Spirit and the Mission of God 4 credits Offered 2011 - semester 1 /spring This unit assists students to examine in depth the vital role of the Holy Spirit in the mission of the contemporary church. They will consider both Christian tradition on the Holy Spirit, and the vital role of the Holy Spirit in the contemporary Church. * Open to anyone.

THTB219 Theology and Christian Literature 4 credits Offered 2011 - semester 1 /spring This unit explores the relationship between theology and literature and the reciprocal enrichment this offers. The focus is a study of a number of contemporary Australian writers, including, Les Murray, Tim Winton, Andrew Lansdown, as well as some American writers. The influence of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and Dorothy Sayers is also examined. * Open to anyone.

THBB224 Special Topic In Biblical Studies (Genesis 1-11) 4 credits Offered 2011 - semester 1 /spring This unit aims to enable students to understand the meaning of Genesis 1–11 within its historical and canonical contexts. It also aims to help students evaluate modern appropriations of the text as well as its relevance to modern issues. * Open to anyone.

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THBPB211 Homiletics I 4 credits Offered 2011 - semester 1 /spring This unit provides an opportunity for students to develop elementary sermons from basic exegesis work. Students practice sermon development, delivery and evaluation in workshops and church services. THBPB366 Homiletics II 4 credits Offered 2011 - semester 2 / fall Students completing this unit should demonstrate advanced competence in the principles of sermon preparation from Biblical texts. They prepare both expository and narrative sermons, and develop preaching skills through extended practice. THLB101 New Testament Greek I 4 credits Offered 2011 - semester 1 /spring This unit provides a systematic introduction to the basics of New Testament Greek. Studies in morphology, grammar, syntax and vocabulary culminate with students reading simple narrative texts. THLB102 New Testament Greek II 4 credits Offered 2011 - semester 2 / fall This unit completes an elementary introduction to New Testament Greek grammar and syntax. Students will become familiar with all the major grammatical paradigms of Koine Greek, and will read and translate simple Greek texts. *Prerequisite is Greek I. THBB358 The Rise of Early Christianity 4 credits Offered 2011 - semester 2 / fall This unit examines the rise of early Christianity from the Book of Acts to the seven churches of Revelation. The differing types of literature that comprise the apostolic witness to Jesus are surveyed, and the unit enables student to appreciate the variegated nature of early Christianity and to understand what contributed to its rapid expansion within the Mediterranean basin. * Open to anyone. THBB222 1 Corinthians 4 credits Offered 2011 - semester 2 / fall Through a systematic exegesis of this Book, students should develop basic competencies in exegetical method in the Epistles. Students should come to appreciate the contribution of I Corinthians to contemporary Christian thought. * Open to anyone. THBB363 Colossians & Philemon 4 credits Offered 2011 - semester 2 / fall This unit provides an advanced course in exegesis and, through exegesis of passages from Colossians, gives students opportunity to demonstrate independent thinking, research and critical judgement in handling New Testament literature. * Open to anyone.

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THBB351 Exiles and Restorations 4 credits Offered 2011 - semester 2 / fall This unit examines the fall of Samaria and Jerusalem and the return from exile in terms of the theological impact of these events on the literature of the Old Testament. * Open to anyone. THBM424 Special Topic in Biblical Studies: Psalms 4 credits Offered 2011 - semester 2 / fall This unit introduces students to the exegesis of the Psalms in their literary, canonical, liturgical and theological context. * Open to anyone. THTB211 Christology 4 credits Not offered in 2011 This unit provides students with a thorough understanding of the doctrine of the Person and Work of Jesus Christ, developed both historically and systematically, and in critical dialogue with modern attempts at Christological reconstruction. THTB212 Doctrine of God 4 credits Not offered in 2011 A systematic examination of the doctrine of God against its historical background and in conversation with leading modern theologians. Included are the mystery of the Trinity and the self-revelation of God. THBB354 Old Testament Wisdom Literature 4 credits Not offered in 2011 This unit provides a consideration of the Old Testament wisdom literature and its methods of communication. The special issues pertaining to the wisdom genre are examined through exegesis of the book of Ecclesiastes. THBB361 Galatians 4 credits Not offered in 2011 This unit involves a systematic exegesis of Galatians in its historical, literary and theological setting, introduces issues in Pauline theology, and leads students to appreciate the contribution of Galatians to contemporary expressions of the Gospel. THTB352 Creation, Providence, & Eschatology 4 credits Not offered in 2011 This unit enables a Biblical examination of the key doctrines of the creation, divine providence, and eschatology, in conversation with the major historical approaches to the understanding of these doctrines. THTB357 Studies in Johannine Theology 4 credits Not offered in 2011 This unit offers an advanced approach to the distinctive Johannine biblical theology, enabling them to apply exegetical skills to the extraction of ideas in the New Testament.

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THTB358 Theology of Marginalisation 4 credits Not offered in 2011 This unit develops the structure and shapes the content for a systematic theology of marginalisation relevant to the participants’ own theological, social and cultural contexts. THPB212 The Pastoral Role 4 credits Not offered in 2011 This unit draws together the underlying aspects of the pastoral call and the nature of Biblical leadership with practical outworking in the administration of the Sacraments of the Church. Students will develop knowledge of pastoral resources, skills of leadership and management, and confident self-awareness and pastoral identity. THPB221 Music Leading in Worship 4 credits Not offered in 2011 This unit explores the practical outworking in a local church setting of a Biblical theology of worship. Students will present plans for corporate worship services and lead worship in a corporate setting. They will develop an appreciation for different styles of worship and understand worship as a vehicle of Church life. THBB359 Romans 4 credits Not offered in 2011 This unit comprises a systematic exegesis of Romans, and an examination of the relevance of the Graeco-Roman context of the letter. Select extracts from ancient literature and documents will assist students in their attempt to understand this profound letter. THBB362 Philippians and Ephesians 4 credits Not offered in 2011 This unit provides an advanced course in exegesis and gives students an opportunity to demonstrate independent thinking, research and critical judgement in handling New Testament literature through the exegesis of passages from Ephesians and Philippians. THCB352 Christianity in Australia 4 credits Not offered in 2011 This unit examines the history of the church in Australia from the arrival of the first fleet to the present day, and the contribution of the church to Australian culture and society. THBB223 Pauline Theology 4 credits Not offered in 2011 This unit examines the current state of research in Pauline studies. Students engage with exegetical and theological studies related to Paul’s distinctive ideas. THTB218 The Theology of Karl Barth 4 credits Not offered in 2011 This unit explores the origins and developments of Barth’s theology from his earliest writings to his later Church Dogmatics through a study of selected primary texts. Special attention is given to Barth’s mature theological method, doctrine of the Word of God, as well as to other central theological topics (e.g. Christology, election, providence and evil, and the relation of dogmatics to ethics). 11


GRAPHIC DESIGN UNITS The Graphic Design units listed below will typically be available to ASC students in the semester they are scheduled. Wesley Institute staff will endeavour to ensure that these classes are not scheduled at the same time as the ASC core units in a given semester. Note: although many graphic design classes are open to all students, artistic or design ability will comprise a portion of the student’s final mark for the unit. GRB102 Design History 4 credits Offered 2011 - semester 1 /spring This introductory subject takes the form of illustrated lectures followed by tutorials. It assumes a chronological approach starting with the evolution of print technology in the 1500’s, progressing through the Industrial Revolution in the 1700’s, the resultant social upheaval of the 18th century and 19th century mass production and commercialism. The golden era of poster design and the brief flowering of the reactive, Arts and Craft movement in the UK and Europe are contrasted with the radical ideologies of early Modernism in the early 20th century. With this introduction, first year students discover the new, specific role and function of the graphic designer/typographer in the 20th century. This enables students to understand the traditions of their practice and the different expectations and demands of a graphic designer in a commercial context compared to those of a visual artist. Speculating on future developments with the recent, exponential growth and applications of digital alternatives in this century, Design History expands students’ awareness of the integral role of technology in practice. This focus allows students to better understand the relevance of subjects and the composite nature of their study. * Open to anyone. GRB103 Typography I 2 credits Offered 2011 - semester 2 / fall This unit introduces students to the historical evolution of typefaces and the specialised terminology used in typographic practice. Type anatomy, classification and function (e.g. text, display) are examined to discern issues of playful manipulation in comparison to factors such as readability and legibility. The work of luminary typographers is introduced and discussed before students start to investigate traditional (pre-digital) typographic practice. Students explore the design of new quotation marks each aimed at communicating a different message. This leads to simple exploratory typesetting exercises aimed at examining detailing that provides important knowledge to prepare students for more demanding practical applications. * Design skills and previous experience with design programs, such as Indesign, Photoshop and Illustrator is required. GRB105 Image Making I 2 credits Offered 2011 - semester 1 / spring First year students may have very limited visualising knowledge or skill with little or no experience or understanding of the use of tools and graphic media. Illustrated lectures, demonstrations and workshop exercises reveal the vast range of approaches and outcomes, and the potential for further development and application. 12


The unit encourages students to explore and discover the unique qualities of hand-generated images in comparison to the outcome available from digital software. Experimental exercises give students confidence to create images without reliance on technology, but also enable them to gain an understanding of the added value available for further development through scanning or photographic transfer. With developing awareness through practical experience, the inherent communication value of ‘marks’ is investigated, discussed, refined and applied to short, visual design projects. * Open to anyone. GRB202 Visual Communication in Culture 4 credits Offered 2011 - semester 1 / spring The overarching theme of this unit addresses the topic of ‘design as an instrument of change’ and investigates practitioners operating beyond the boundaries of mainstream commercial practice. It encourages discussion on the changing roles and depiction of women over the 20th century, and the influence of the Feminist Movement on visual communication. The unit also examines the conflicting ideologies and allegiances presented in graphic form as a means to disseminate and promote social concerns thus becoming valuable and accessible instruments of change. More specifically, topics include: the artist’s and designer’s relationship to politics and civic involvement; the impact of technology on image and text production; the search for national identity; the use and power of propaganda and protest; and the rise of ‘house style’, branding and corporate identity. * Open to anyone. GRB203 Advertising I 2 credits Offered 2011 - semester 1 / spring The unit introduces the principles and practice of advertising and the role of creativity within the complexities of the ‘industry’. Students investigate the function of research, demographic analysis, message development, brand awareness, strategic media planning, marketing mix and measuring audience response. The media focus this semester is on print advertising campaigns, publishing, outdoor, transit and promotional packages. Students learn to design imaginative promotional print advertising in different formats, after researching audience appeal. Students are made aware of issues such as ethics, codes of practice, and the consequences of government regulations on advertising. A further focus is the social effect of advertising on consumption, sustainability and environmental impact. * Design skills and previous experience with design programs, such as Indesign, Photoshop and Illustrator is required. GRB204 Motion Graphics 2 credits Offered 2011 - semester 1 / spring This unit outlines the history, associated technologies and the design process of moving image production and related sound. It introduces new skills such as story boarding and sound editing. Through practice, it enlarges the repertoire of a graphic designer in a field that is in constant flux, expecting knowledge and versatility with diverse applications. The unit provides the first in a series that can develop into a minor specialisation through the addition of electives. *Design skills and previous experience with design programs, such as Indesign, Photoshop and Illustrator is required. GRB221 Photography I 2 credits Offered 2011 - semester 1 / spring Photography I commences with an overview of photography and its place in the design industry. It introduces students to a wide range of digital photography equipment, and the basic techniques and principles of image 13


capture, manipulation and processing. The unit develops skills of composition, creative concepts, and lighting techniques, with an emphasis on investigation and problem solving. * Open to anyone.

GRB224 Drawing I 2 credits Offered 2011 - semester 1 / spring The emphasis in Drawing I is on the figure (life drawing), both in relation to technical proficiency and as a medium of personal expression and exploration. Students extend intellectual and practical skills in seeing, observation, analysis, selection and visual expression. Understanding of rendering form and space is developed. Exploration of colour medium on coloured paper is also introduced. Research and critique of contemporary illustrators and artists will enrich personal expression. * Open to anyone.

GRB301 Graphic Design Studio V 4 credits Offered 2011 - semester 1 / spring To prepare for the demands and complexity involved in planning and executing a substantial Major Project, students are briefed on the design requirements of a large complex program. This could be, for example: a zoo; museum; health centre; clothing retail outlets or a boutique hotel catering for a niche market such as kayaking, skiing, natural healing, cordon bleu cooking, etc. Regardless of the organisation, the requirements involved include a range of opportunities to incorporate elective specialisation, for example: print items – logo, stationery, literature; knowledge of promotional advertising campaigns; other media – photography, promotional story board, web site; other items – colour schemes, theme based areas, signage, directional maps, menu covers, post cards gift packaging, etc. The project also encourages the contribution of individual specialisation. Students research their ‘client’, prepare a design brief and strategy and ultimately a style guide for design applications. A number of selected items are designed with the aim of challenging students first to experiment with both 2D and 3D formats, to be imaginative about refinement for practical application, and to think holistically about the need to consider each design as part of a total program. * Open to graphic design major/minors or those with art or design experience.

GRB321 Photography III 2 credits Offered 2011 - semester 1 / spring Photography III extends students’ knowledge and skills in digital photography with advanced application of digital image capture in a wide range of settings. The unit looks at analysis and control of natural and artificial lighting in photography. Projects are more sophisticated and complex, and are supported with significant theoretical and practical workshops. Students will work towards a portfolio of photography that reflects a professional standard in a commercial context. * Previous knowledge and experience in photography is required.

GRB326 Designing for Web I 2 credits Offered 2011 - semester 1 / spring This unit gives students an introduction to website design and current work practices. It looks into the design process utilising principles of interaction and web usability. Students will use relevant web software at an introductory level. *Design skills and previous experience with multimedia programs, such as Flash and Dreamweaver, is required. 14


GRB112 Contemporary Issues in Design 4 credits Offered 2011 - semester 2 / fall The content examines in greater detail the evolution of graphic design and typography over the early years of Modernism with the impact of Russian Constructivism, Futurism, Dada and Surrealism. The influence of these post WW1 art movements on the practice of Graphic Design and Typography through the innovative teaching philosophy of the Bauhaus and the luminary designers who graduated and taught, provides a strong basis for ongoing discussion and debate. Students, engaging in this discourse, learn to appreciate and understand the distinct intentions of commercially aligned typographers aiming for consistency and legibility in typeface design and typography. Their aim to be clearly informative is contrasted with the work of those strongly influenced by art with the aim of engagement through emotive expression. Topics also examine late Modernism, the Swiss International Style, and the rise of advertising and the promotion of consumer culture. * Open to anyone.

GRB113 Typography II 2 credits Offered 2011 - semester 2 / fall The unit concentrates on the detailing of type, text setting and the use of typographic grids to structure graphic layouts incorporating images and establish visual hierarchy. Basic detailing of typesetting detailing includes: type selection for legibility or display; justified/unjustified type; internal rivers and holes; line length and spacing; avoiding widows and orphans; use of kerning; quote indents, soft ragging and flecking. Through investigative research, students gain insights into the work of a contemporary typographer. Understanding of the difference between type in print on paper (reflective light) and on screen (luminescent light) prepares students for effective type applications in a range of sophisticated media. * Design skills and previous experience with design programs, such as Indesign, Photoshop and Illustrator is required.

GRB115 Image Making II 2 credits Offered 2011 - semester 2 / fall The unit introduces the notion of drawing as a way of thinking through the steps of ideation to concept realisation, using progressively developed sketches and comprehensive visuals to the stage of final presentation. Basic skills such as freehand perspective drawing develop a repertoire necessary for sketching ideas. These are practised in short projects involving some form of movement: sketching dancers or musicians from other Schools; developing a visual narrative sequence; morphing one form into another, etc. Students also explore the idea that an object visualised in different ways can dramatically change the communication objective. The unit includes a number of photography workshops offering students a means to control and capture the ‘authentic image’. These ensure that students understand basic digital camera use and can optimise available settings. This leads to understanding of such techniques as digital manipulation, that give students the knowledge and confidence to experiment and produce images suitable for applications in studio subjects. * Open to anyone.

GRB212 Visual Communication and the Designer 4 credits Offered 2011 - semester 2 / fall This unit identifies and examines the major issues of topical currency in design discourse. Lectures introduce communication theory and a number of communication models, including visual narratives, visual rhetoric and the requirement for designers to be able to shift the communication objective from achieving an emotive response to 15


that of informed clarity. The unit focuses on the complexities of our familiar culture and those of different societies with other traditions and customs. Topics include: the evolution and meaning of images and signs in different cultures and the ethical accountability of the designer in the context of ethnic diversity; the relative value of branding as a marketing objective; the rise of subcultures, countercultures and DIY designers. The subject also challenges students to think and question the role and responsibility of the graphic designer in terms of professional norms, principled considerations, sustainable practice, personal integrity, and future goals. * Open to anyone.

GRB213 Advertising II 2 credits Offered 2011 - semester 2 / fall This unit extends students’ understanding of advertising design and the importance of fact-finding, market research, strategic planning and project management. Students gain insights into the role of the creators of advertising campaigns to choose an appropriate form of rhetoric on which to base a promotion: appealing to emotions; being convinced with information; involving a ‘personality’ for endorsement. Students are expected to investigate and critically analyse the relative effectiveness of these approaches by finding examples across the commercial, government and ‘not for profit’ marketing sectors. With these insights students develop a greater sense of awareness and understanding of the carefully crafted strategies designed to fulfil the needs of a client. * Design skills and previous experience with design programs, such as Indesign, Photoshop and Illustrator is required.

GRB214 Interactive Design 2 credits Offered 2011 - semester 2 / fall This unit outlines the history, associated technologies and the design process of moving image production and related sound. It introduces new skills such as story boarding and sound editing. Through practice, it enlarges the repertoire of a graphic designer in a field that is in constant flux, expecting knowledge and versatility with diverse applications. The unit provides the first in a series that can develop into a minor specialisation through the addition of electives. *Design skills and previous experience with design programs, such as Indesign, Photoshop and Illustrator is required.

GRB222 Photography II 2 credits Offered 2011 - semester 2 / fall This unit builds on Photography I to extend students’ knowledge and investigations in digital image capture and manipulation with emphasis on the creative application of skills and concepts taught. Technical and theoretical issues such as digital files and formatting, colour control, digital printing and processing are expanded, with emphasis on studio lighting. * Open to anyone.

GRB225 Drawing II 2 credits Offered 2011 - semester 2 / fall This unit builds on Drawing I by extending the student into more contemporary and developed expression in drawing the human form. Life drawing will increase in the time for poses, and be more detailed, with an emphasis on the use of colour medium on coloured paper. Details of faces and hands will be further investigated, with the line and movement of the figure being more relaxed and confident. Complex human emotions and attitudes will be expressed in drawing with a research project. * Open to anyone. 16


GRB311 Graphic Design Studio VI 4 credits Offered 2011 - semester 2 / fall Students first take on the task of designing and producing end of year promotional material. They then embark on two projects of similar format but a very different audience – a contemporary subscription magazine and a company Annual Report. These projects bring into sharp focus the shift in design strategy that must occur when recognising the requirement to engage a target audience. Examples of both forms are presented and discussed to identify the subtle differences. Both projects involve the design of cover, logo/masthead and double page spreads and may include the design of information and/or special feature, in diagrammatic and/or illustrative format. Completed and presented work of an advanced standard becomes an important inclusion in a professional portfolio. * Open to graphic design major/minors or those with art or design experience.

GRB322 Photography IV 2 credits Offered 2011 - semester 2 / fall Photography IV builds on previous units, exploring more advanced digital imaging in a variety of subject areas. Students are expected to be more self-directed, and take initiative with investigation and exploration. Projects are increasingly demanding, and require highly sophisticated image capturing, lighting, manipulation and development. The student’s portfolio will demonstrate work of a professional standard, featuring creativity and skills applied to a variety of settings and subjects. *Previous knowledge and experience in photography is required.

GRB327 Designing for Web II 2 credits Offered 2011 - semester 2 / fall This unit enables students to further develop their understanding of the professional framework and techniques associated with website design. Students will complete a major project, and develop an advanced interactive design solution. *Design Skills and previous experience with multimedia programs, such as Flash and Dreamweaver, is required.

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DRAMA UNITS Level I or II of the Drama units listed below will typically be available to ASC students each semester. Wesley Institute staff will endeavour to ensure that these classes are not scheduled at the same time as the ASC core units. DRBA101 Acting I (character and scene work studies) 2 credits Offered 2011 - semester 1 /spring Acting I focuses on developing skills for creating a Character, using the Given Circumstances of a scene, and developing both concentration and relaxation for performance. Students learn practical approaches through improvisations, technical exercises, observation work, research and rehearsals. As a foundational unit, this subject serves to assist students in identifying personal nuances and creative blocks, and ways to reduce or overcome them in the development of their own acting method. * Open to theatre major/minors or those with drama experience. DRBA102 Acting II (character and scene work studies) 2 credits Offered 2011 - semester 2 / fall Acting II builds on skills accrued in Acting I. This unit allows students to develop an advanced understanding of Character, Given Circumstances and practical approaches to Rehearsal based on the Stanislavski System. Exercises focus on observation techniques, improvisations, character research, text analysis, and the rehearsal process. Additionally this unit aims to help students identify their individual habits and provide methods to reduce or eliminate patterns that inhibit performance ability. Note: It's recommended that students take both Movement II and Acting II. Studies in these classes are designed to complement one another. * Open to theatre major/minors or those with drama experience. DRBA121 Movement I (physical theatre and mask studies) 2 credits Due to scheduling difficulties Movement I not offered in 2011 Movement I introduces and examines the physical expression of performance to develop a grounded understanding of the integral aspects of movement in the acting process. The exploration includes: principles of physical theatre such as presence, habit, gesture, adaptation, strength, fitness, flexibility, improvisation, alignment, balance, body language, energy/tension levels, architecture, rhythm, kinaesthetic response, basic acrobatics, neutral mask, and ensemble. Note: It's recommended that students take both Movement I and Acting I. Studies in these classes are designed to complement one another. * Open to theatre major/minors or those with drama experience.

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DRBA122 Movement II (physical theatre and mask studies) 2 credits Offered 2011 - semester 2 / fall Movement II builds on the foundation of physical expression of performance established in Movement I and develops in the students an ease of physical expression through movement, and mask work. The exploration includes character development, focus, rhythm, action, gesture and kinaesthetic response. Note: It's recommended that students take both Movement II and Acting II. Studies in these classes are designed to complement one another. * Open to theatre major/minors or those with drama experience.

DRBA239 Performance Practice B (2nd and 3rd year combined show) 4 credits Offered 2011 - semester 1 /spring This unit is designed to give students the opportunity to utilise and incorporate skills acquired in Acting, Voice & Movement. Through rehearsing and performing a production selected from the theatre canon the students learn to develop theatre processes, personal technique and professional protocols. Particular attention is given to the links between the skills areas and students’ development as complete performers. Emphasis falls on the need to develop a depth and breadth of understanding of performance. * Open to theatre major/minors or those with drama experience.

DRBA240 Performance Practice C (devised show and tour) 4 credits Offered 2011 - semester 2 / fall In this unit students will create and perform a group devised play from resource material, thereby developing skills and techniques in the devising of a new theatre work and the application of theory and skills acquired in semesters 1-3. In their performances students continue practicing the integration of voice, movement and acting skills. They gain experience in performing to different audiences and in different theatre spaces. * Open to theatre major/minors or those with drama experience.

DRBA291 Production Practice B (2nd and 3rd year combined show) 4 credits Offered 2011 - semester 1 /spring This unit gives students an opportunity to develop and apply skills they have learnt in a range of production classes. Students participate by taking on one or more key production roles for a production of a play selected from the established theatre cannon. Tasks are carried out under the supervision and guidance of the Director and members of the drama faculty. * Open to theatre major/minors or those with drama experience.

DRBA292 Production Practice C (devised show and tour) 4 credits Offered 2011 - semester 2 / fall This unit gives students an opportunity to develop and apply skills they have learnt in a range of production classes. Students participate by taking on one or more key production roles for the production of a play. Roles can be in stage management, lighting, sound, set or costumes. Tasks are carried out under the supervision and guidance of the production’s Director, the subject supervisor and various members of the drama faculty. * Open to theatre major/minors or those with drama experience.

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DRBA151 Introduction to Production (theory and practice of staging) 2 credits Offered 2011 - semester 1 /spring Students gain a basic understanding of the internal structure and administration of a professional theatre company. They learn about the specific functions of key members of a production team, including the artistic director, production manager, technical director, stage manager, set, lighting and costume designers, house manager and publicity manager. Students will also participate in a program of studio practices. * Open to anyone. DRBA152 Introduction to Drama (drama theory and practice) 2 credits Offered 2011 - semester 2 / fall Students learn the distinctive features of Drama as an artistic medium. They learn to explore plays as blueprints for a performance event. They develop analytical skills that enable them to discern information concerning aspects of characterisation, dramatic action, appropriate staging and relationship to an audience. Studio practices form an important part of this unit. The unit also includes the critique of professional productions and the staging of an excerpt from a play. * Open to anyone. DRBA131 Theatre History I 2 credits Offered 2011 - semester 1 /spring Theatre History I presents a study of the development of contemporary world theatre and its influences from the early 1880s to 1950, including the theatre of Russia, Europe, Great Britain, Asia, Africa and the United States. * Open to anyone. DRBA132 Theatre History II 2 credits Offered 2011 - semester 2 / fall Theatre History II presents an overview of contemporary world theatre and its influences from the early 1950s to the modern day, including the theatre of Europe, Great Britain, Asia, Africa and the United States and includes an ongoing discussion of the theological aspects found within specific plays. * Open to anyone.

DRBA147 Studio I (intro to set design and scenic artistry) 2 credits Offered 2011 - semester 1 /spring Studio I is essentially a practical unit which introduces students to many production areas, including aspects of set construction, scenic painting, property construction, costume creation, light and sound operation, crewing and front of house operations. Students are also required to view and critique rehearsals and performances. They may receive exposure to theatre through performing small support roles in productions where applicable. * Open to anyone.

DRBA148 Studio II (intro to set design and scenic artistry) 2 credits Offered 2011 - semester 2 / fall Extending on skills accrued in Studio I, Studio II provides an opportunity for further exposure to the design and technical elements of theatre. Students work collaboratively on productions fulfiling roles in set construction, scenic painting, property construction, costume creation, light and sound operation, crewing and front of house operations. * Open to anyone. 20


DRAMA NEGOTIATED UNITS Wesley Institute staff will endeavour to schedule these Drama negotiated units so they do not conflict with ASC core classes. However, since these are negotiated units, availability of and enrolment in these classes depend on drama lecturer availability, timetable scheduling, and how the student’s experience and training fit with the unit.

DRBA393 Theatre Internship (musical theatre production) 4 credits Offered 2011 - semester 2 / fall Students may undertake work on a production that involves greater depth of involvement than is generally realized in a production subject or production practice. This may be undertaken within the college or externally. It will usually be undertaken in collaboration with an industry professional such as guest director and the nature of the internship must be negotiated with the Head of Department and the relevant staff member. Note: Students are specifically supported to utilize the Theatre Internship for 2011 as a production or performance candidate for the Institute musical: A Little Light Music. * Open to theatre major/minors or those with drama experience.

DRBA394 Theatre Secondment (introduction to puppetry, assistant directing, other opportunities as negotiated) 4 credits Further professional experience in a specific theatre industry role may be gathered by taking on a secondment to a professional production or event. Students will work on a negotiated role with the production outside of Wesley Institute’s regular performances and report back at the end of the allotted time. This can be as broad as the opportunity allows and should be discussed with the Head of Department before negotiating with the targeted company. These secondments must be undertaken with serious intent and selectivity and on occasions provide excellent pathways into the industry. * Open to theatre major/minors or those with drama experience.

DRAMA ELECTIVE UNITS Wesley Institute staff will endeavour to schedule these Drama Elective units so they do not conflict with ASC core classes. However, since these are elective units, they will not be offered every semester. Due to timetabling issues these may not all be available to ASC students in the semester they are scheduled.

DRBA358 Costume Design 2 credits Offered 2011 - semester 1 /spring An historical overview covers the relationship between period costume and theatrical costume. Students gain an understanding of costume, wigs, and make-up as a vital contribution to the transformation of an actor into a character in time and place. Practical and design considerations are explored and related to current shows. * Open to anyone.

DRBA254 Directing I 2 credits Offered 2011 - semester 1 /spring This component combines theory with practical work. An historical overview of the rise of the director introduces students to the specific functions of the theatre director. Students then learn to approach a text from a directorial point of view. They are instructed in the detailed analysis of text, the development of a directorial concept, the 21


liaison with designers and production personnel, and various approaches to rehearsal. In Directing I, students direct monologues and scenes from naturalistic plays. * Open to theatre major/minors or those with drama experience.

DRBA353 Drama Pedagogy 2 credits Offered 2011 - semester 2 / fall This unit is both theoretical and practical. It begins with an historical overview of the use and power of drama as an educative medium. Students explore Theatre in Education, Creative Dramatics, Forum Theatre techniques, and Drama Therapy. Consideration is given to Drama in the Curriculum, with particular reference to the Yr 7-12 Drama Syllabus. The practical component teaches students to design, run and analyse various kinds of workshops. * Open to theatre major/minors or those with drama experience.

DRBA262 Sound Design and Operation 2 credits Offered 2011 - semester 2 / fall A study of the fundamentals of sound design for theatre productions from concept to production. Class work includes both theory and practical projects. Students are required to complete a sound design for one of the Institute productions which may be drawn from the departments of dance, drama or music. * Open to theatre major/minors or those with drama experience.

DRBA359 Theatre Management 2 credits Offered 2011 - semester 2 / fall This unit focuses on the specific roles and functions of key administrative and artistic personnel in a professional theatre company. These include: producer, artistic director, administrator, business manager, literary manager/dramaturge, marketing, public relations and development, and voice consultant. Students are encouraged to consider possible career options in these areas and they explore the necessity and possibility of further specialist training. * Open to theatre major/minors or those with drama experience.

DRBA243 Acting Shakespeare 2 credits Not offered in 2011 This unit aims to provide students with a broad base of knowledge and skills in Shakespearean acting methodology. Students will explore several Shakespearean texts in various genres with regard to both historical and modern performance practices. The unit culminates with an ensemble performance of a portion of one of the works of Shakespeare. * Open to theatre major/minors or those with drama experience.

DRBA260 Set Design 2 credits Not offered in 2011 An historical overview covers the development of theatre stages and the study of significant productions in the evolution of set design. Students learn the component parts of creating a stage environment that heightens the impact of the performance. They will explore development of the concept, fundamentals of design, and communication through plans and model making. * Open to anyone. 22


DRBA261 Lighting Design and Operation 2 credits Not offered in 2011 A study of the fundamentals of lighting design from concept to production. Class work includes both theory and practical projects. Students are required to complete a lighting design for one of the Institute productions which may be drawn from the schools of dance, drama or music. * Open to theatre major/minors or those with drama experience.

DRBA383 Script Writing 2 credits Not offered in 2011 This unit introduces students to the dynamics and major elements of successful scripting of playable dramatic action. Subjects include characterization, action, dialogue, sub-text, genre and style, structure and scene construction, and audience-stage relationships. Students acquire skills in analysis and critique of contemporary texts, and develop, through writing exercises, the ability to express their own ideas in dramatic form. * Open to anyone.

DRBA257 Stage Management 2 credits Not offered in 2011 Students learn the various and vital contributions a stage manager brings to the production team. These include an understanding of audition procedures, the preparation of rehearsal schedules, the creation of the Prompt Book, the delegation of responsibilities to assistants, and the procedures for running each performance. * Open to theatre major/minors or those with drama experience.

DRBA235 Video Production 2 credits Not offered in 2011 Digital video is a rapidly expanding new area which offers possibilities for specialization in a number of areas, including filming, editing and production, sound and storyboarding. This unit gives students an overview of video techniques from a director’s point of view, specifically looking at filming, storyboarding and editing processes. They will gain insights into and experience in the processes and ideas involved in film and video production * Open to anyone.

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DANCE UNITS The Dance unit listed below will typically be available to ASC students each semester. Wesley Institute staff will endeavour to ensure that this class is not scheduled at the same time as the ASC core units. DABA101 Dance Technique I (classical ballet, contemporary and jazz) 4 credits Offered 2011 - semester 1 and semester 2 /spring and fall This class maintains the routine of daily technique classes throughout the duration of the course. Each semester Dance Technique features six practical classes per week in the Dance genres of Classical Ballet, Contemporary and Jazz on a rotational basis – two classes in each genre. Classes are methodical in their presentation and draw on content from established syllabi and current ‘best practice’ in order for students to experience disciplined training patterns and attain high standards of performance. Commencing level is Intermediate, with students progressively working towards mastery of the basic disciplines and characteristics of each of these dance genres. Underpinning the whole process is the application of Safe Dance practice. * Open to dance major/minors or those with equivalent dance experience. ASC students may negotiate to enroll in a higher level Dance Technique if qualified.

DANCE ELECTIVE UNITS Wesley Institute staff will endeavour to schedule the Dance Elective Units listed below so they do not conflict with ASC core units. However, due to timetabling issues and since these are elective classes, they may not all be available to ASC students in the semester they are scheduled. However, the majority of these classes will be available to ASC students each semester. Note: although many dance classes are open to all students, performance ability will comprise a portion of the student’s final mark for the unit. The exception to this is Hip Hop I (for ASC students only). DABA265 Hip Hop I (for ASC students only) 2 credits Offered 2011 - semester 1 and semester 2 /spring and fall Hip Hop I exposes students to a variety of Hip Hop styles. It endeavours to widen their experience of Dance and increase their appreciation of the historical and cultural place of Hip Hop in popular culture. Note: since this class was created for ASC students who have no experience in dance, the lecturer will be more gracious in marking student’s performance ability than in other dance units. Note: Hip Hop I needs a minimum number of ASC students to run. The class will be cancelled if not enough students enrol. * Open to anyone. DABA265 Hip Hop I, DABA266 Hip Hop II 2 credits One or the other will be offered semester 1 and semester 2 / spring and fall Hip Hop I exposes students to a variety of Hip Hop styles. It endeavours to widen their experience of Dance and 24


increase their appreciation of the historical and cultural place of Hip Hop in popular culture. Hip Hop II aims to develop students’ performance skill in the Hop Hop genre. It explores the skills of popping and locking, breakdance, beatboxing and rap styles. * Hip Hop I: open to anyone. Hip Hop II: open to those with Hip Hop I or equivalent experience.

DABA263 Partnering Technique 2 credits Offered 2011 - semester 1 /spring In this elective unit students have the opportunity to develop skills common to partner work in all genres and be encouraged to experiment with the skills acquired across a number of genres. The unit is taught within Safe Dance Practice guidelines with particular attention on specific techniques to ensure safe execution of the work. * Open to those with basic dance experience.

DABA264 Acrobatics 2 credits Offered 2011 - semester 2 / fall Acrobatics enables an acquisition of fundamental skills in physical theatre presentation which can then be integrated into dance performance. This elective unit is largely practical, giving students exposure and practice in selected areas of acrobatic skills that complement dance. * Open to anyone.

DABA131 Choreography I 2 credits Offered 2011 - semester 1 /spring Choreography I assists students to put aside personal attitudes, habits and understandings based on previous experiences of choreography and to explore, play, experiment, discover, create, work and re-work a variety of movement concepts through improvisation. They will generate movement in an intuitive/subconscious manner in response to various stimuli. * Open to dance major/minors or those with equivalent dance experience.

DABA132 Choreography II 2 credits Offered 2011 - semester 2 / fall Choreography II offers students the opportunity to explore abstraction through other complementary art forms, such as visual arts and music, with the aim of working towards developing self-driven concepts as well as individual and group performance processes (e.g. contact improvisation). Students will use and understand the basic language of choreography (phrasing, dynamics, spatial relationships, etc.). Open to dance major/minors or those with equivalent dance experience.

DABA141 Psychosomatic Education I (Pilates) 2 credits Offered 2011 - semester 1 /spring This unit is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of the philosophy of the Pilates methods. Students learn to identify and use core muscles in the execution of basic Pilates exercises; gain a functional understanding of the skeletal structure of the human body and demonstrate preliminary understanding of common dance injuries and ideal body alignment for prevention of injury/problems. * Open to anyone. 25


DABA142 Psychosomatic Education II (Pilates) 2 credits Offered 2011 - semester 2 / fall This unit introduces students to the history of Pilates. Students gain a basic repertoire of body strengthening exercises and a functional understanding of the musculoskeletal system. During this unit students should develop a self awareness of their own movement practices and the possibilities for improvement and change and evidence beginning awareness of the body’s strength capabilities and anatomical limitations. * Psychosomatic Education I: open to anyone. Psychosomatic Education II: open to those with Psychosomatic Education I or equivalent experience.

DABA269 Latin American I, DABA270 Latin American II 2 credits One or the other will be offered semester 1 and semester 2 / spring and fall Latin American I is an introduction to the Latin American genre and includes study of the technique and basic syllabi of Salsa, Cha Cha, Samba, Jive and Paso Doble. It aims to widen the students’ experience of Dance and increase their appreciation of the historical and cultural place of Latin American dance in popular culture. The second unit aims to develop the performance expertise of students in the Latin American genre, and further extends their understanding and ability in partnering skills and performance quality. Latin American I: open to anyone. Latin American II: open to those with Latin American I or equivalent experience.

DABA271 Ballroom I, DABA272 Ballroom II 2 credits One or the other will be offered semester 1 and semester 2 / spring and fall Ballroom is an introduction to the Ballroom genre and includes study of the technique and basic syllabi of Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Viennese Waltz and Quickstep. It aims to widen the students’ experience of Dance and increase their appreciation of the historical and cultural place of Ballroom dance in popular culture. Ballroom II aims to develop the performance expertise of students in the Ballroom genre. It further extends students’ understanding and ability in partnering skills and performance quality. * Ballroom I: open to anyone. Ballroom II: open to those with Ballroom I or equivalent experience.

DABA267 Tap Dance I, DABA268 Tap Dance II 2 credits One or the other will be offered semester 1 and semester 2 / spring and fall Tap Dance I exposes students to Tap Dance as a performance genre, aiming to broaden their Dance experience and increase their appreciation of the historical and cultural place of Tap in musical theatre. Tap Dance II extends the performance expertise of students in the Tap genre. It further develops students’ understanding and ability in Tap using a variety of musical styles and performance scenarios. * Tap Dance I: open to anyone. Tap Dance II: open to those with Tap Dance I or equivalent experience.

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DANCE MOVEMENT THERAPY UNITS The Dance Movement Therapy units listed below will typically be available to ASC students in the semester they are scheduled. Wesley Institute staff will endeavour to ensure that at least one of these classes is not scheduled at the same time as the ASC core units. COGD412 Movement Observation and Analysis (Graduate level class) 4 credits Offered 2011 - semester 1 /spring This unit introduces the movement concepts of the Bartenieff Fundamentals and Laban Movement Analysis and their application to dance movement therapy practice. It also develops movement observation skills which use these theories. Note: This class is typically taught as an intensive. Depending on when the intensive dates are set for 2011, ASC students may or may not be able to enrol in the class. * Open to anyone, dance or psychology majors and minors preferred COGD423 Historical and Contemporary Approaches (Graduate level class) 4 credits Offered 2011 - semester 1 /spring This unit focuses on the emergence of dance movement therapy as a profession. Students explore the theories and clinical experiences of the early dance movement therapists and look at how these have been developed and applied by contemporary therapists. * Open to anyone, dance or psychology majors and minors preferred COGD415 Anatomy (Graduate level class) 4 credits Offered 2011 - semester 2 / fall This unit gives students fundamental knowledge about human anatomical structure applicable to their own therapeutic training and practice. It develops students’ understanding of the body, its functions, strengths and weaknesses, and of how it should be used with intelligence as an instrument for therapeutic interventions. Students begin to apply the principles of anatomy and learn to safely accommodate a range of physical abilities within the dance movement therapy practice. * Open to anyone, dance or psychology majors and minors preferred COGD425 Dance Movement Therapy for Disabilities, Children and Adolescents (Graduate level class) 4 credits Offered 2011 - semester 2 / fall This unit introduces students to the specialised areas in working with people of all ages with disabilities, and the use of dance movement therapy with child and adolescent populations. The theories and models relevant to these areas are explored, and students learn to plan and facilitate appropriate therapy sessions. * Open to anyone, dance or psychology majors and minors preferred

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MUSIC UNITS The Music units listed below will typically be available to ASC students in the semester they are scheduled. Wesley Institute staff will endeavour to ensure that these classes are not scheduled at the same time as the ASC core units in a given semester.

MUBP111 Performance I 4 credits Offered 2011 - semester 1 and semester 2 /spring and fall The Performance sequence of units is a degree-long study of the student’s major instrument (including voice), comprising of a weekly one-hour individual lesson with a specialist tutor and a performance workshop. The tutor works with the student to develop and refine technical and interpretive skills and build a suitable repertoire. The performance workshop addresses all aspects of performing. As well as hosting a forum to discuss performance issues, it provides students with the opportunity to perform for fellow students, faculty and visitors of the School of Music; receive feedback from tutors and visiting musicians; evaluate the performances of their peers; and participate in production roles. In Performance I students commence the journey towards mastery of their instrument and confidence in performance. Note: Performance is offered in voice, studio guitar and all orchestral instruments. Note: it costs extra to enroll in this class. Costs for 2011 are listed on the timetable. * Open to music major/minors or those with music experience. ASC students may negotiate to enroll in a higher level of Performance II-IV (MUBP112, MUBP213, MUBP214) if qualified.

MUBP374 Special Instrument Study 2 credits Offered 2011 - semester 1 and semester 2 /spring and fall Special Instrument Study I provides students with the opportunity to have weekly ½ hour private lessons on an instrument of their choosing. Students will develop technical and musical skills on the instrument through a combination of exercises, studies and appropriate repertoire, and complete a short practical examination in all these areas at the end of the semester. Note: it costs extra to enroll in this class. Costs for 2011 are listed on the timetable. * Students need to have a very basic understanding of music theory.

MUBP121 Large Ensemble I (Choral) 2 credits Offered 2011 - semester 1 and semester 2 /spring and fall Large Ensemble units provide rehearsal and performance experience in a large choral group. It enables students to develop their skills in pitch, rhythm, sight-singing and score-reading while studying a variety of vocal ensemble elements, such as intonation, choral blending, balance and contemporary techniques. * Open to music major/minors or those with music experience.

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MUBP321 Small Ensemble 2 credits Offered 2011 - semester 1 and semester 2 /spring and fall The Small Ensemble range of units enables students to develop their technical, musical and communication skills in various chamber music genres, including vocal, rock, jazz, instrumental, ethnic and contemporary Christian. Weekly rehearsals encourage the development of teamwork in the ensemble through the regular discussion of such issues as intonation, balance, phrasing and interpretation. In Small Ensemble, students prepare works for two performances during regular supervised rehearsals. Note: the small ensemble for contemporary Christian music is offered every semester. Other genres (rock, vocal, jazz, instrumental and ethnic) are offered sporadically and only if there are enough students enrolled. * Open to music major/minors or those with music experience.

MUBP131 Music History I 2 credits Offered 2011 - semester 1 /spring This unit is the first in the Music History sequence of units – a background study of the development of Western and non-Western music, enabling students to develop an understanding of the changing face of music within specific historical periods. These units explore the relationship between the composer and the economic, social, religious and political influences that may have affected the composer’s music. Music History I surveys music from ancient times to the Renaissance. * Open to anyone.

MUBP132 Music History II 2 credits Offered 2011 - semester 2 / fall This unit is the second in the series of background studies of the development of Western and non-Western music, enabling students to develop an understanding of the changing face of music within specific historical periods. These units explore the relationship between the composer and the economic, social, religious and political influences that may have affected the composer’s music. Music History II surveys music from the Baroque and Classical periods. * Open to anyone.

MUBP233 Music History III 2 credits Offered 2011 - semester 1 /spring This unit is the third in the Music History sequence. These units explore the relationship between the composer and the economic, social, religious and political influences that may have affected the composer’s music. Music History III surveys music from the Romantic period. * Open to anyone.

MUBP234 Music History IV 2 credits Offered 2011 - semester 2 / fall This is the final unit in the Music History series enabling students to develop an understanding of the changing face of music within specific historical periods. Music History IV surveys twentieth-century and contemporary music. * Open to anyone.

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MUBP141 Aural Perception I 2 credits Offered 2011 - semester 1 /spring This is the first of four progressive units that develop the aural skills essential for any musician: the ability to recognize, memorize and notate musical patterns heard; and the ability to imagine, reproduce and transpose vocally music from manuscript. Students work on dictation and sight-singing exercises using diatonic pitch materials in all major and minor keys, and simple and compound meters, including rhythms using triplets and duplets. Sight-singing exercises use both moveable-doh solfa and letter-name systems. Dictation exercises emphasise the aural identification of tonic, pitch and meter. * Open to music major/minors or those with music experience. MUBP142 Aural Perception II 2 credits Offered 2011 - semester 2 / fall Aural Perception II is the second of four progressive units that develop skills of aural perception essential for any musician. This semester students engage with longer melodic phrases and pitch patterns, eighteenth-century counterpoint, a broader range of diatonic harmonies and more complex rhythmic passages, including syncopation. * Open to music major/minors or those with music experience.

MUBP243 Aural Perception III 2 credits Offered 2011 - semester 1 /spring This third Aural unit continues the development of students’ skills. This semester exercises are extended to include recognizing, notating and singing modes, seventh chords, modulations, chord functions, all simple intervals, complex rhythmic patterns and sequences. * Open to music major/minors or those with music experience.

MUBP244 Aural Perception IV 2 credits Offered 2011 - semester 2 / fall Aural Perception IV, the final of four progressive units developing aural skills, places a greater emphasis on chromaticism. Chromatic chords and progressions, modulation and complex rhythmic patterns will all be examined. * Open to music major/minors or those with music experience.

MUBP151 Harmony and Analysis I 2 credits Offered 2011 - semester 1 /spring In Harmony and Analysis I students learn to notate music correctly and neatly by hand. They also consolidate basic music concepts, including pitch and intervals, rhythm and meter, tonic, scale and melody, triads and seventh chords, musical texture and chordal spacing, part-writing in four-voice texture, and melodic figuration and dissonance. * Open to music major/minors or those with music experience.

MUBP152 Harmony and Analysis II 2 credits Offered 2011 - semester 2 / fall In Harmony and Analysis II students extend their harmonic vocabulary through the study of various triads and seventh chords, sequences and modulations. Significant aspects of 18th century counterpoint and complex rhythms are also examined. * Open to music major/minors or those with music experience. 30


MUBP253 Harmony and Analysis III 2 credits Offered 2011 - semester 1 /spring This unit enables students to experience the style of the music of the Romantic period through a study of chromaticism and analysis of representative works. The aim is to broaden their understanding of theory and practice through listening and analysis. * Open to music major/minors or those with music experience.

MUBP101 Functional Keyboard 2 credits Offered 2011 - semester 1 /spring This foundational study in all aspects of keyboard playing enables students to develop a sound grasp of technical elements, sight-reading, accompanying, transposing, improvising, figured-bass reading and harmonizing over basic chord charts. * Open to music major/minors or those with music experience.

MUBP161 Digital Audio Workstations and Live Sound 2 credits Offered 2011 - semester 1 /spring Musicians in all genres today require a foundation of understanding, together with a working knowledge of audio technology. The focus of this introductory unit is twofold: the development of essential basic skills in live sound production and enhancement, and an exploration of recent advancements in audio technology. * Open to music major/minors or those with music experience. MUBP262 MIDI and Electronic Music Production 2 credits Offered 2011 - semester 2 / fall Musical Instruments Digital Interface (MIDI) is widely used today by professionals ranging from music publishers, copyists and classical music composers to studio producers and disc jockeys around the world. Building on the fundamental concepts of audio hardware covered in Digital Audio Workstations and Live Sound, this unit explores the many uses of MIDI in the processes of digital music production and performance. Students gain a broad view of the various production tools available in the professional recording world. * Open to music major/minors or those with music experience.

MUSIC ELECTIVE UNITS Wesley Institute staff will endeavour to schedule these Music Elective units so they do not conflict with ASC core classes. However, since these are elective units, they will not be offered every semester. Due to timetabling issues these may not all be available to ASC students in the semester they are scheduled. MUBP392 Church Music Administration 2 credits Offered 2011 - semester 1 /spring The second unit in the Worship Arts series, Church Music Administration lays the foundation of management and administrative skills needed to facilitate a worship arts program in a church, and prepares students for music ministry leadership roles. * Open to anyone.

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MUBP363 Musical Theatre Production 2 credits Offered 2011 - semester 2 / fall This unit enables students to develop their technical, musical and artistic skills in musical theatre performance, in such diverse areas as singer/actor, instrumentalist, sound technician, arranger, repetiteur and assistant musical director. A period of intensive rehearsal culminates in four performances of the chosen repertoire. Students will work alongside their peers from the Drama, Dance and Graphic Design faculties. Admission to this unit is by auditions. Note: The musical for 2011 is A Little Light Music. * Open to music major/minors or those with music experience. MUBP254 Composition and Arranging 2 credits Offered 2011 - semester 2 / fall This unit synthesises concepts and skills learned in Harmony and Analysis I-III into practical compositional exercises. The idiomatic requirements of instruments and voices are examined within the context of student compositional and arranging tasks. Examples are drawn principally from the music of the twentieth century. All instrument groups are covered, as are writing for voice, choir and piano, enabling students to develop the ability to write for any combination. * Open to music major/minors or those with music experience. MUBP355 Musical Direction I (Choral) 2 credits Offered 2011 - semester 1 /spring The Musical Direction sequence comprises two units in which students examine all aspects of directing vocal and instrumental ensembles. In Musical Direction I (Choral) students have the opportunity to study the areas of planning, preparing, rehearsing and conducting a choral ensemble. Elements covered in both theory and practice include repertoire selection, the physiology of the voice, function and clarity of the beat, choral warm-up and aspects of breathing, phrasing and diction. The unit concludes with a substantial rehearsal and performance with the choir. * Open to music major/minors or those with music experience. MUBP356 Musical Direction II (Orchestral/Instrumental)

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Offered 2011 - semester 2 / fall In this unit students have the opportunity to study the areas of planning, preparing, rehearsing and conducting various instrumental ensembles. The studies cover repertoire selection, clarity of the beat, cueing, phrasing, intonation and balance. The unit concludes with a substantial rehearsal and performance with a class ensemble. * Open to music major/minors or those with music experience. MUBP335 Ethnomusicology 2 credits Offered 2011 - semester 2 / fall This unit provides an overview of current major ethnomusicological issues with a particular emphasis on the diverse roles of music in cultures around the world. The practical usefulness of this knowledge for the music missionary is profound, since it provides methods for discovering answers to essential questions relating to the encouragement of indigenous hymnodies. The unit also examines the philosophy of and provides the tools for cross-cultural music ministry, covering such areas as program planning and strategies. Students have the opportunity to work within music systems that may be unfamiliar, with emphasis placed on participant observation, hands-on learning and transcription methods. The unit also explores the development of ethnodoxology. * Open to anyone. 32


MUBP381 Accompaniment I 2 credits Not offered in 2011 This elective unit provides keyboard majors and other students with appropriate keyboard ability with the opportunity to develop their skills in accompanying various instruments, voices and ensembles. Accompaniment I comprises the essential skills of sight-reading, and score analysis and reduction, together with a study of significant repertoire. * Open to music major/minors or those with music experience.

MUBP382 Accompaniment II 2 credits Not offered in 2011 This unit consolidates the skills developed in Accompaniment I. As they continue the study of significant repertoire, students will further develop the skills of sight-reading and score analysis and reduction essential for accompanists. * Open to music major/minors or those with music experience.

MUBP391 Music Leading in Worship 2 credits Not offered in 2011 This elective unit provides students with the opportunity to examine the process of preparing and leading performances of sacred vocal and instrumental music for various occasions. The emphasis is on the development of such skills as worship music selection, rehearsal and performance, together with an understanding of diverse worship practices. * Open to anyone.

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COUNSELLING UNITS The Counselling units listed below will typically be available to ASC students in the semester they are scheduled. Wesley Institute staff will work to ensure that one to two of these classes are not scheduled at the same time as the ASC core units in a given semester. COMH401 Counselling Skills and Practice I (Graduate level class)

5 credits

Offered 2011 - semester 1 /spring Counsellors require a foundation of core counsellor qualities and skills on which to build their repertoire of therapeutic interventions. Counselling Skills and Practice I is designed to help students demonstrate an appreciation and understanding of the task of counselling as a problem-management and opportunity-development process. The unit addresses foundational levels of professional competence required for effective counselling practice. * Psychology majors and minors only

COMH402 Counselling and Personality (Graduate level class)

5 credits

Offered 2011 - semester 1 /spring Facilitating change in counselling requires considerable knowledge of both personality and psychopathology. Students in this unit will be introduced to major theoretical perspectives on personality and psychopathology and will learn to conceptualise client problems and make treatment decisions based on these perspectives. Students will also be provided a forum in which to reflect, in an appropriate, supervised environment, on the makeup of their own personality. * Psychology majors and minors only

COMH404 Understanding Health and Wellness (Graduate level class)

5 credits

Offered 2011 - semester 1 /spring This unit is designed to enhance student understanding of the complexity of mental health in the broader context of cultural models of health and illness. Emphasis is placed on high base rate issues such as eating behaviour, alcohol and drinking, tobacco and smoking, sexual behaviour and experience, stress and coping, exercise and other healthrelated lifestyle issues. The role of the counsellor in primary health care and health promotion is also explored. * Psychology majors and minors only

COMH413 Human Growth and Development (Graduate level class)

5 credits

Offered 2011 - semester 2 / fall Understanding a client's developmental issues informs sound assessment and treatment strategies. This unit addresses normal human development throughout the lifespan, with particular attention to the interaction of biopsychosocial influences upon human functioning. Counselling methodologies and concepts are examined in relation to developmental processes that promote adaptation throughout the life span. * Psychology majors and minors only 34


COMH414 Assessment Tools and Techniques (Graduate level class)

5 credits

Offered 2011 - semester 2 / fall A variety of client problems are encountered in counselling settings, and it is important for counsellors to know how to reliably assess a range of problems, formulate initial treatment strategies, and communicate with other professionals. Students will survey a representative sample of clinical, personality, and behavioural assessment tools used in the counselling field and understand how these tools might be used to support various aspects of the counselling process. * Psychology majors and minors only

COMH511 Introduction to Counselling Research (Graduate level class) 5 credits Offered 2011 - semester 2 / fall Counselling practice is greatly enhanced by an ability to readily identify, access and understand pertinent research material. This unit aims to enable counselling students to critically evaluate research data so they can stay abreast of current trends in mental health counselling. Students will explore the presuppositions and dominant paradigms underlying social science research and become familiar with basic statistical concepts and research methodologies. * Psychology majors and minors only

COMH515 Addictions and Mental Health (Graduate level class)

5 credits

Not offered in 2011 Addictions include any behaviour that is driven by compulsion to overcome personal deficit or dysfunction. Addictive behaviours are an increasing part of modern society, causing substantial negative personal and social damage such as an increase in criminal activity, violence, suicide and death. This unit will introduce students to a continuum of care in the lives of those affected by addictions, from prevention and assessment to treatment and relapse prevention. * Psychology majors and minors only

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ASC Course Information 2011  

Course information for 2011 (Australia Studies Centre, Wesley Institute)