Not currently offered
Course code



10 units


2000 level

Course handbook


This course builds on student’s knowledge of performing arts including theatre, live art, drama and sound in a variety of forms and cultural contexts. Collaborative methodologies and the potential of group-dynamics are applied to creative processes. Analytical, theoretical and practical approaches are considered in relation to gesture, movement, text and sound, challenging the audience-performer experience of live performances.

Formal elements including language and text, representation, symbolism, abstraction, hybridity, texture, scale and narrative are applied to distinct theatrical forms in a variety of settings.


Not currently offered.

Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): CAPA2001. Students who have successfully completed CAPA2001 are not eligible to enrol in CIND2302.

Learning outcomes

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

1. Propose a creative event that makes use of gesture, image, movement, space, text and/or sound.

2. Implement written and oral communication skills and language relevant to the field of contemporary performance.

3. Critically appraise theoretical and practical approaches to creative works, events and performance in a range of cultural contexts.

4. Embody collaborative skills in the creation of live performance works.


Topics include:

  • Examples of contemporary performance works that demonstrate the relationship between gesture, image, movement, space, text and/or sound;
  • The actor’s repertoire – fundamental performance techniques;
  • Historical, theoretical and contemporary practices in theatrical and performance arts;
  • Practical exercises and demonstrations of the collaborative processes of creating performances and live events;
  • Improvisation and innovation in developing performance works from an actor/performer’s perspective.


Students who have successfully completed CAPA2001 cannot enrol in this course.

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Case Analysis (30%)

Performance: Performance Work in Progress (20%)

Performance: Performance (50%)

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