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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Area of Study

All areas of study information should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. The units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Arts component of any bachelors double degrees.

Managing facultyFaculty of Arts
Offered bySchool of English, Communications and Performance Studies


Performance studies are only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Performing Arts and associated double degree. Students complete a compulsory major by undertaking all units outlined below. Students do not have an option to only complete a first-year sequence or minor in performance studies as it is requirement within the degree that a major is completed.


First-year level

  • PER1040 Exploring performance (previously Interdisciplinary performance project)
  • PER1260 Production practice

Second/Third-year level

  • PER2000 Production investigation II (previously The aesthetics of performance)
  • PER2040 Making performance: Theory and practice (12 credit points)
  • PER3000 Contemporary performance culture
  • PER3040 Writing performance
  • PER3050 Performance project*

* Students who completed PER3040 in 2004 when it was worth 12 credit points are not required to complete PER3050.

Relevant Courses


Single degrees

  • 1144 Bachelor of Performing Arts

Double degrees

  • 2317 Bachelor of Performing Arts/Bachelor of Laws
  • 3774 Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Performing Arts