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1272.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Education (ASCED), 2001  
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NARROW FIELD 1001 PERFORMING ARTS

PERFORMING ARTS is the study of creating and performing works of music, dance and drama.

The main purpose of this narrow field of education is to develop an understanding of the artistic and technical aspects of creating, producing and performing music, dance and drama, and the history, development and theory of performing arts. It also involves developing the ability to design, create and perform an original piece of work.

Courses in Narrow Field 1001 Performing Arts develop skills in:
. arranging, composing, transcribing and conducting musical compositions and scores
. choreographing and performing dance to harmonise with music and subject, illustrate a story, convey emotion or
complement a musical show

. creating and interpreting roles for productions to communicate their subject and meaning
. critically analysing music form and harmony
. playing musical instruments or singing as a soloist or member of an ensemble, band, orchestra or choir
. producing and directing musical, comedy and drama performances
. writing plays and creating works for stage and screen

This narrow field comprises the following detailed fields:

100101  Music
100103  Drama and Theatre Studies
100105  Dance
100199  Performing Arts, n.e.c.



100101 Music

Music is the study of the history, theory, creation and performance of music.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. music arranging, transcribing and conducting
. composition and song writing
. musicology
. individual and group voice and instrumental performance


100103 Drama and Theatre Studies

Drama and Theatre Studies is the study of the history, theory, creation and performance of dramatic works. It includes speech, movement, mime, characterisation, improvisation and stage craft.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. acting, voice and movement
. costumes and props
. scriptwriting
. interpreting stories and themes
. stage production directing
. stage management


100105 Dance

Dance is the study of the history, theory, creation and performance of works of dance.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. choreography
. dance improvisation
. dance technique
. dance notation and analysis


100199 Performing Arts, n.e.c.

This detailed field includes all Performing Arts not elsewhere classified.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. animateuring

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