Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


3000 level

Course handbook


This course introduces areas that are fundamental to the Creative and Performing Arts, including Theatre, Performance, Drama and Sound across a variety of contemporary cultural contexts. The course synthesises key ideas already developed in CAPA1001 and CAPA2001.

It explores the creative role and value of new and existing technologies, aesthetic judgment of creative works that use technological mediation and associated methodological approaches. Using various technological resources, students will engage collaboratively in practical workshops and processes of group reflection, analysis, and aesthetic judgment towards the production of events and performances.


Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 1 - 2022

Learning outcomes

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

1. A familiarity with the role of existing and emerging technologies in the production of events, performances and artworks

2. An analysis of critical approaches to the contemporary creative and performing arts.

3. An ability to apply collaborative process, critical analysis, aesthetic judgment and creative production skills.

4. Advanced writing and analytical skills.


In this course students will investigate:

  1. The role of existing and emerging technologies within the construction of meaning in contemporary creative production.
  2. A diverse range of critical approaches to the contemporary creative and performing arts.
  3. Critical relationships between processes of practical creative production and group critique in the making and judgment of events, performances, and artworks.

Assumed knowledge

CAPA1001 and CAPA2001.

Assessment items

Practical Demonstration: Practical Demonstration - 30%

Journal: Journal - 30%

Project: Group Project - 40%

Contact hours

Newcastle City Precinct


Online 1 hour(s) per Week for 4 Weeks starting in week 1


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


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

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.