AASB Pathways

Performance v Teaching majors – ASB or AASB?

If you want to major in Performance, whether it be in Speech and Drama or Public Speaking and Communication, you can choose either ASB or AASB. An ASB is awarded after passing 3 practical modules. An AASB is awarded after passing 3 practical modules and 3 theory papers. You might choose to get your ASB first, then upgrade to the AASB by adding on the Theory papers, or you might choose to get straight into the Theory papers immediately and go right to the AASB.

If you want to major in Teaching, in either Speech and Drama or Public Speaking, you need to go straight to an AASB, which has 3 practical modules and 3 theory papers. There is no ASB majoring in Teaching.

Pathways to a combined AASB

There are 5 different pathways for you to gain an AASB in either 2 syllabuses, 2 majors, or 2 syllabuses and 2 majors

  1. AASB in Public Speaking, majoring in both Teaching and Performance
  2. AASB in Speech and Drama, majoring in both Teaching and Performance
  3. AASB in both Public Speaking and Speech and Drama, majoring in Teaching
  4. AASB in both Public Speaking and Speech and Drama, majoring in Performance
  5. AASB in both Public Speaking and Speech and Drama, majoring in both Teaching and Performance

Take a look at the chart below to track the ways in which to achieve this, and read the descriptions below.

AASB Pathways - Chart Download

AASB in both Teaching & Performance (Speech and Drama or Public Speaking)

You can achieve your AASB in Teaching and Performance within one of the syllabi (Speech and Drama or Public Speaking) at the same time by completing 4 practical modules and 4 theory papers.

To get your AASB in Public Speaking majoring in BOTH Teaching and Performance you would need:

PRACTICAL MODULES (4 required)

  1. Module 1 – ‘Performance and Teaching’ (this Module is the same for both majors)
  2. Module 2 – Performance
  3. Module 2 – Teaching
  4. Module 3 – Performance and Teaching (this Module is the same for both majors)

THEORY PAPERS (4 required)

  1. Public Speaking Paper 1 (‘Voice and Speech’) – Performance and Teaching (cross creditable)
  2. Public Speaking Paper 3 – Performance
  3. Public Speaking Paper 5 - Teaching
  4. PICK from the following:
    1. Public Speaking Paper 2 - Performance
    2. Public Speaking Paper 2 - Teaching

To get your AASB in Speech and Drama majoring in BOTH Teaching and Performance, you would need:

PRACTICAL MODULES (4 required)

  1. PICK from the following:
    1. Module 1 – Performance
    2. Module 1 - Teaching
  2. Module 2 – Performance
  3. Module 2 – Teaching
  4. PICK from the following:
    1. Module 3 – Performance
    2. Module 3 - Teaching

THEORY PAPERS (4 required)

  1. Speech and Drama Paper 1 (‘Voice and Speech’) – Performance and Teaching (cross creditable)
  2. Speech and Drama Paper 2 – Teaching
  3. Speech and Drama Paper 5 - Performance
  4. PICK ONE from the following:
    1. Speech and Drama Paper 3 – Performance
    2. Speech and Drama Paper 3 – Teaching
    3. Speech and Drama Paper 4 – Performance
    4. Speech and Drama Paper 4 – Teaching

AASB in both Speech and Drama and Public Speaking (majoring in either Teaching or Performance)

You can achieve your AASB in Speech and Drama and Public Speaking (majoring in either Teaching or Performance), at the same time by completing 5 practical modules and 4 theory papers.

To get your AASB in Speech and Drama AND Public Speaking majoring in Teaching, you would need:

PRACTICAL MODULES (5 required)

  1. Module 1 – ‘Teaching and Performance’ (Speech and Drama)
  2. Module 1 – ‘Teaching and Performance’ (Public Speaking)
  3. Module 3 – (Speech and Drama)
  4. Module 3 – (Public Speaking)
  5. PICK from the following
    1. Module 2 – ‘Teaching’ (Speech and Drama)
    2. Module 2 – ‘Teaching’ (Public Speaking)

THEORY PAPERS (4 required)

  1. ‘Voice and Speech’ – Paper 1 (cross creditable after fee paid)
  2. PICK from the following:
    1. Speech and Drama Paper 2 - ‘Teaching Materials’
    2. Public Speaking Paper 5 – ‘Teaching Materials’
  3. ‘Preparation & structure of speeches’ – Paper 2 (Public Speaking)
  4. PICK from the following:
    1. Paper 3 (Speech and Drama)
    2. Paper 4 (Speech and Drama)

To get your AASB in Speech and Drama AND Public Speaking majoring in Performance, you would need:

PRACTICAL MODULES (5 required)

  1. Module 1 – ‘Teaching and Performance’ (Speech and Drama)
  2. Module 1 – ‘Teaching and Performance’ (Public Speaking)
  3. Module 2 - (Speech and Drama)
  4. Module 2 - (Public Speaking)
  5. PICK from the following:
    1. Module 3 – (Speech and Drama)
    2. Module 3 – (Public Speaking)

THEORY PAPERS (4 required)

  1. ‘Voice and Speech’ – Paper 1 (S&D/PS) (cross creditable)
  2. Paper 5 (Speech and Drama)
  3. Paper 3 (Public Speaking)
  4. PICK ONE from the following:
    1. Paper 2 (Public Speaking)
    2. Paper 3 (Speech and Drama)
    3. Paper 4 (Speech and Drama)

AASB in both Public Speaking AND Speech and Drama, majoring in BOTH Teaching and Performance

If you have an AASB in Speech and Drama and Public Speaking majoring in Teaching, and want to upgrade to add the Performance major, you need to do:

PRACTICAL MODULES (1 additional Module required)

PICK ONE from the following

  1. Module 2 – Performance (Speech and Drama)
  2. Module 2 – Performance (Public Speaking)

THEORY PAPERS (2 additional paper required)

  1. Paper 5 (Speech and Drama)
  2. Paper 3 (Public Speaking)

If you have an AASB in Speech and Drama and Public Speaking majoring in Performance, and want to upgrade to add the Teaching major, you need to do:

PRACTICAL MODULES (1 additional Module required)

PICK ONE from the following

  1. Module 2 – ‘Teaching’ (Speech and Drama)
  2. Module 2 – ‘Teaching’ (Public Speaking)

THEORY PAPERS (2 additional paper required)

  1. Paper 2 (Speech and Drama
  2. Paper 5 (Public Speaking)