Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


2000 level

Course handbook


This course introduces areas that are fundamental to the Creative and Performing Arts, including Theatre, Performance and Drama in a variety of contemporary cultural contexts. It develops approaches to collaboration and devising introduced in CAPA1001. The course introduces practical and analytical approaches needed for the understanding of socially-engaged arts practice. It explores a range of creative and analytical approaches to applied theatre in contemporary cultural contexts.


Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 1 - 2022

Learning outcomes

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

1. Develop a proposal for a feasible socially-engaged arts project

2. Demonstrate written / oral communication skills using language appropriate to the field of contemporary performance.

3. Analyse and critically appraise theoretical and practical approaches to creative works, events and performance making in a range of cultural contexts.

4. Demonstrate developing skills in applied theatre.


This course explores and provides:

  • Case study exemplars of contemporary, socially engaged creative arts practice.
  • A dynamic range of practical approaches and theoretical concepts for creating collaborative performances/events/works
  • Experience in the collaborative process of creating new works in the creative and performing arts

Assumed knowledge


Assessment items

Proposal / Plan: Seminar - 30%

Essay: Essay - 30%

Performance: Performance - 40%

Contact hours

Newcastle City Precinct


Online 1 hour(s) per Week for 7 Weeks starting in week 1

Self-Directed Learning

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 1 Weeks starting in week 13


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 6 Weeks starting in week 1


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 5 Weeks starting in week 8

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.