Australian Theatre and Performance

Course code CAPA2410Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Creative Arts

This course will explore various ways in which the process of making performance in Australia is shaped by specific cultural identities. A diverse range of approaches to performance making will be examined, including the role of Indigenous, Asian, Pacific, queer, disabled and culturally diverse artists. This particular focus on the construction of cultural identities will inform students in creating their own performances.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesAfter successfully completing this course students should demonstrate:
1. An awareness of a diverse range of approaches to constructing cultural identities via the medium of performance.
2. A basic understanding of the theories and political contexts informing case studies of culturally diverse performances.
3. Foundational skills in researching, creating, structuring and analysing performances that explore cultural diversity.
ContentCase study theoretical and practical explorations of the four main areas informing the creation of theatre in the contexts of Australian, Asian and Pacific theatre: Body, Self, Site and Script.
The preparation and presentation of a performance expressing Australian, Asian and Pacific cultural identities.
Replacing Course(s)CAPA1410 and ARTC1410 Australasian Theatre and Performance. CAPA2210 Performance Histories 1
TransitionStudents who have successfully completed CAPA1410 Australasian Theatre and Performance or ARTC1410 Australasian Theatre and Performance or CAPA2210 Performance Histories 1 are not permitted to enrol into CAPA2410.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeCAPA1001, CAPA1020
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments2000 words. Week 10. 30%
Other: (please specify)Performance
Presentations - IndividualSeminar presentation 30%
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for CAPA2410