The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020

Course handbook


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

Availability2020 Course Timetables

Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 1 - 2020

Learning outcomes

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

1. Demonstrate awareness of a diverse range of approaches to expressing cultural identities via the medium of theatre and performance.

2. Demonstrate basic understanding of the theories and political contexts informing case studies of culturally diverse performances.

3. Demonstrate foundational skills in researching, analysing, structuring and creating performances that explore cultural diversity.


Case study based theoretical and practical explorations of the main areas informing the creation of contemporary theatre and performance in Australia: Body, Self, Site and Script. The course will culminate in the preparation and presentation of a performance / creative project.


This course replaces ARTC1410. If you have successfully completed ARTC1410 you cannot enrol in this course.

Assumed knowledge

CAPA1001, CAPA1020

Assessment items

Presentation: Oral Presentation - 30%

Performance: Practical Presentation - 40%

Written Assignment: Performance Resources - 30%

Contact hours

Newcastle City Precinct


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term