Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


3000 level

Course handbook


In this course students undertake advanced investigations of the range of performance modes that are used by contemporary practitioners and available to contemporary audiences in Australia and overseas. The course enables students to further develop their understanding and application of performance practices within the context of contemporary culture.


Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 2 - 2022

Learning outcomes

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

1. Produce a web page explaining the processes and the literature germane to contemporary performance practice.

2. Apply verbal and physical performance skills within a live or mediated performance situation.

3. Dramatize contemporary performance skills of observation, research and analysis into a live or mediated performance.

4. Write Program Notes for a new contemporary performance work.


Close studies of particular modes of contemporary performance in relation both to their generic background and to their cultural contexts. The course will focus on the development of performance skills, the application of these skills in performance situations, and the promotion of performance to contemporary audiences.

Assumed knowledge

CAPA1001, CAPA2001, CAPA3001.

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Web Page 30%

Performance: Performance 40%

Professional Task: Program Notes 30%

Contact hours

Newcastle City Precinct


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

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.