Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


2000 level

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.


Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 2 - 2022

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 foundational skills in researching, analysing, structuring and creating a feasible performance proposal that explores cultural diversity.

3. Develop a portfolio of Performance Resources for a contemporary theatre event.


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 and Written Presentation - 30%

Project: Project - 40%

Professional Task: Performance Resources - 30%

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 2


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.