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DTS4500 - Research Dissertation

24 points, SCA Band 1, 0.500 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Rob Baum


Clayton First semester 2007 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)


Research Dissertation constitutes one of three options for thesis/project writing and weighting in the Centre for Drama and Theatre Studies. It consists of individual study, under supervision, culminating in the research, preparation and submission of a formal 15,000-18,000 word thesis. No other creative project is required or attached to this outcome. This unit is designed to provide a sustained introduction to the processes and methodologies of scholarly research for students whose academic interests make the development of those skills essential.


On completion of DTS4500, students should have:

  1. Acquired and demonstrated an appropriate level of expertise in the application of contemporary theoretical models in the study of theatre and performance processes to a specific research question.
  2. Gained knowledge and experience in the nature and practice of research methodology, and in the application of distinctive disciplinary models.
  3. Developed skills in the gathering, analysis and organization of research materials.
  4. Enhanced their capacities for clear, coherent and sophisticated argument in both oral and written form.


Thesis (15,000-18,000 words): 100%

Contact hours

Private research and supervisory contact totalling an average of 24 hours each week


DTS4000 or DTS4120 and one other Honours level unit, as approved by the Honours co-ordinator in consultation with the student's supervisor


DTS4600, DTS4700