Theatre and Performance Studies

Course code CAPA3701Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Creative Arts

This course is designed to allow students to further develop their knowledge and understandings of contemporary theatre and performance studies. It will draw from and further develop foundational concepts in relation to contemporary theatre and performance art and artists within current cultural and socio-political paradigms. The course will especially explore the role of the contemporary multi-media and intercultural performance artist.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesAt the end of ARTC3701 a successful student will be able to demonstrate:

1. An understanding of the aesthetic, socio-political, theoretical and economic contexts underpinning a range of contemporary performance practices.
2. An understanding of the conceptually/theoretically driven nature of original performance making.
3. The ability to critically analyze the work of a range of contemporary performance artists as models in developing their own practical exemplars.
ContentThis course will involve the analysis and critical evaluation of theoretical and practical developments in the area of contemporary performance theories and related practice. Students will develop understandings of a range of contemporary models as frameworks for developing their own original contemporary performance works.
Replacing Course(s)ARTC3701
TransitionStudents who have successfully completed ARTC3701 Theatre and Performance Studies may not enrol into CAPA3701 Theatre and Performance Studies.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeN/A
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsMajor analytical paper/essay, 2000 words. 35%
Essays / Written AssignmentsPerformance Proposal, 1500 words. 25%
Presentations - IndividualSeminar Presentation and 1200 word analytical paper. 40%
Contact HoursSeminar: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term