Monash University

Undergraduate - Area of Study

Students who commenced study in 2012 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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NOTE: This area of study has been updated - please refer to the change register for details.

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


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • This area of study is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Performing Arts and associated double degrees.


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 as it is requirement within the degree that a major is completed.


First-year level

Students complete the following two units:

Second/Third-year level

Students studying a major in performance must have completed the first-year sequence. In addition:

  • a major requires completion of a further six units (36 points) from the second and third year level units listed below, including all compulsory units. A minimum of three units must be taken at third year level.

Compulsory units

  • ATS2811 Making performance: Theory and practice (12 credit points)
  • ATS3833 Writing performance
  • ATS2891 Dramaturgy II - Materials
  • ATS3892 Dramaturgy III - Contexts

Note: the performance major changed in 2011 and 2012. All students who completed PER 2000 prior to 2011 or ATS2767 in 2011 will have this unit counted towards their performance major as equivalent to ATS2891 Dramaturgy II - Materials. Students who have not completed PER 2000 prior to 2011 or ATS2767 in 2011 must complete ATS2891 Dramaturgy II - Materials.

Elective units

  • ATS1352 Production investigation I
  • ATS2810 Production investigation II (previously PER2000)
  • ATS3774 Directing workshop
  • ATS3834 Production investigation III

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