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Monash University

The honours degree of Bachelor of Performing Arts

Course code: 2766 ~ Course abbreviation: BPA(Hons) ~ Total credit points required: 48 ~ 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time ~ Managing faculty: Arts

Study mode and course location

On-campus (Clayton)

Course description

Honours is a prestigious program comprising a fourth year of coursework and performance research after the completion of a Bachelor of Performing Arts. Students choose a topic and undertake research while working with a carefully selected supervisor, who provides individual guidance and academic counselling.

Course objectives

Upon successful completion of the honours program, students will have extended their undergraduate knowledge in a specific area of the performing arts through in-depth study of dramatic theory contextualised through theatre history, research methodology, and performance analysis. They will have built upon their skills in the areas of research, analysis, writing and performance communication.

Course structure

Students must complete 48 points, including a thesis, as well as additional coursework units chosen from the relevant area of performing arts.

Course requirements

Students should contact the Drama and Theatre Studies honours coordinator in the School of English, Communications and Performance Studies for details of discipline-specific requirements. For full information on the units required, refer to the `Areas of study' section on the Arts faculty website at

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