Not currently offered
Course code



10 units


2000 level

Course handbook


This course investigates a range of technologies and their creative application to live art performances and events. Using new and emerging technical resources, and multimedia applications, students will consider the technologically mediated body as a means of creative expression. They will also reflect on the social, cultural and political implications of new technologies in live art and creative practice.

Students will participate in practical exercises, technical challenges and live performances which incorporate creative multimedia for a range of skill-levels. Contemporary performance works will be critically analysed, interpreted and evaluated.


Not currently offered.

Learning outcomes

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

1. Apply technical skills to stage and/or theatre design

2. Employ a range of technical and design elements in live performance settings

3. Integrate appropriate technology for creative effect

4. Produce and critically analyse live events and/or performances


Topics will include:

  • The role of technologies to enhance meaning and impact in live productions;
  • Contemporary performances which employ the mediated body, robotics, locational and mapping applications such as Virtual and Augmented Realities (VR, AR);
  • Relationships between performers, audiences, technologies and staging environments;
  • Ethics and aesthetics of emerging and future-driven media and technologies;
  • Live camera techniques (tracking, framing and imaging);
  • Introductory audio-visual computer programming.

Assumed knowledge

CIND1301, CIND1302

Assessment items

Professional Task: Computer Programming Exercise (30%)

Presentation: Pitch for a Performance (30%)

Performance: Staged Event (40%)

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