Not currently offered
Course code



10 units


2000 level

Course handbook


This course offers a detailed study of aspects of some major performance styles, forms and traditions, and of the social and cultural contexts which shaped them.


Not currently offered.

Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): CAPA2410. Students who have successfully completed CAPA2410 are not eligible to enrol in CAPA2210.

Learning outcomes

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

1. Develop an understanding of performance practices in specific historical periods.

2. Critically appraise the historical and cultural backgrounds to contemporary performance practices.

3. Apply foundational research skills in the performing arts.

4. Demonstrate developing written and oral communication skills.


Course content is determined by the availability of staff. Each semester's work is devoted to the study of an important historical period or style.


This course replaces CAPA2410. If you have successfully completed CAPA2410 you cannot enrol in this course.

Assumed knowledge

Successful completion of CAPA1001 or CAPA1020

Assessment items

Essay: Research Essay

Report: Research Report

Presentation: Seminar Presentation