Performance & Contemporary Culture 1

Course code CAPA3310
Available in 2016
2015 Course Timetables


Alerts students to the range of modes available to contemporary audiences and used by contemporary practitioners both in Australia and overseas, thereby enabling students to build on their understanding of theatre practices introduced in second year.



  • Semester 1 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

1. To develop an understanding of contemporary performance practices with particular emphasis on European, North American and Australian cultural contexts.

2. To develop research skills in the performing arts.

3. To develop an ability to read and understand the key dramatic and performance texts

4. To develop written and performative fluency in the expression of students' understanding and research skills


Close studies of particular modes of contemporary performance in relation both to their generic background and to their cultural contexts.

Assumed Knowledge

40 units of Drama at 2000 level. Concurrent assumed knowledge: 1 subject drawn from DRAM3720, DRAM3800, DRAM3820 and DRAM3850 (applied subjects).

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Essays / Written Assignments

Online Learning Activity: Online Learning Activities

Presentation: Presentations - Group

Presentation: Presentations - Individual

Contact Hours



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