The University of Newcastle, Australia
Not currently offered
Course code



10 units


3000 level

Course handbook


This course focuses on the relationship between writing/devising and the performance process. Students will explore opportunities to develop their own creative potential through original performance writing in a range of different media and platforms including, individual, collaborative, interactive, live or virtual.


Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Semester 2 - 2015.

Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): ARTC3490. Students who have successfully completed ARTC3490 are not eligible to enrol in CAPA3490.

Learning outcomes

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

1. Ability to apply writing/devising/scoring skills in a diverse range of non-verbal and verbal performance texts

2. Knowledge and understanding of the theoretical issues and discourses relating to performance and performance writing/devising/scoring

3. Knowledge and understanding of the structures, forms and features of different types and styles of performance writing/devising/scoring


  • Theoretical perspectives underpinning writing for performance--e.g. Communication theories, semiotic theories, narrative theories
  • The role of the writer in various performance contexts--e.g. the playwright and the screen writer
  • The "auteur": issues of author-ship and authority in performance contexts
  • Relationship between words, images, the performer's body and voice and the context and medium of performance
  • Structures and features of a range of texts for performance
  • Skills, processes and practices of writing for performance in a range of contexts


This course replaces ARTC3490. If you have successfully completed ARTC3490 you cannot enrol in this course.

Assumed knowledge

ARTC1450 and/or HUMA1650 and/or HUMA1653, CAPA1001 and CAPA1020

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Essays/Written Assignments - Analytical Paper

Presentation: Presentations - Individual

Project: Projects