Writing and Devising for Performance

Course code CAPA3490
Not available in 2017


This course focuses on the relationship between writing/devising and the performance process. Students will explore opportunities to develop their own creative potential through original performance writing in a range of different media and platforms including, individual, collaborative, interactive, live or virtual.


Not currently available.

This Course was last offered in Semester 2 - 2015.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Ability to apply writing/devising/scoring skills in a diverse range of non-verbal and verbal performance texts

2. Knowledge and understanding of the theoretical issues and discourses relating to performance and performance writing/devising/scoring

3. Knowledge and understanding of the structures, forms and features of different types and styles of performance writing/devising/scoring


  • Theoretical perspectives underpinning writing for performance--e.g. Communication theories, semiotic theories, narrative theories
  • The role of the writer in various performance contexts--e.g. the playwright and the screen writer
  • The "auteur": issues of author-ship and authority in performance contexts
  • Relationship between words, images, the performer's body and voice and the context and medium of performance
  • Structures and features of a range of texts for performance
  • Skills, processes and practices of writing for performance in a range of contexts

Replacing Course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): ARTC3490. Students who have successfully completed ARTC3490 are not eligible to enrol in CAPA3490.


This course replaces ARTC3490. If you have successfully completed ARTC3490 you cannot enrol in this course.

Assumed Knowledge

ARTC1450 and/or HUMA1650 and/or HUMA1653, CAPA1001 and CAPA1020

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Essays/Written Assignments - Analytical Paper

Presentation: Presentations - Individual

Project: Projects

Contact Hours