For the past few months, I had self-doubted myself whether I did the right thing by enrolling into Bachelor of Fine Arts majoring in Drama. To be honest, I am not very good with changes in my routine as I have anxiety disorder so making this change is a huge step for me. I need time to adjust to new environment to allow myself to become comfortable and develop relationship with people. I get quite exhausted when adjusting to change in my routine.
Yesterday, I had my first day at university, I was nervous however looking forward to see if this degree is right for me. I started with Creating Bodies tutorial first thing in the morning. Throughout the tutorial we explored spatial environment, focus of our surrounding, tempo in walking/jogging and physical awareness. Wow! Such energy intensive however I loved it! I left the class with high notes and enthusiasm for the rest of the day.
I attended the 1 hour lecture which gave a general overview of the unit, Process Drama and a small demonstration of what process drama is about. Although the Auslan interpreters struggled with understanding the lecturer’s voice as there wasn’t any microphone. Next week, hopefully a lot better.
Lastly, I attend Process Drama tutorial and we explored various process drama techniques using the theme, “homeless”. I identified with some drama process although I have learnt a lot. Massively with the Auslan interpreters present as I wasn’t aware of the proper name of the process/techniques and how it is all linked together. I am starting to enjoy drama!
It gave me the confidence and desire to continue my degree. I am very excited with what to come. Downside of it is that I work fulltime so I am studying part-time. This means, that I will have to start putting my CV to arts companies (theatre and general arts management) to allow me to be exposed to arts and cultural sector.
Exciting time ahead!