The University of Newcastle, Australia
Not currently offered
Course code



10 units


3000 level

Course handbook


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 performance practices introduced in second year.


Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Semester 1 - 2016.

Learning outcomes

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

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 written fluency in the expression of students¿ understanding and research skills.

4. To develop performative fluency in the expression of students¿ creative ideas.


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

Assumed knowledge

20 units of CAPA courses at 1000 level. 20 units of CAPA courses at 2000 level.

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Essays / Written Assignments

Online Learning Activity: Online Learning Activities

Presentation: Presentations - Group

Presentation: Presentations - Individual