Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton Second semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Stuart Grant


This unit provides an opportunity for students to research aspects of the material culture of a production. Scenographic and technical aspects - sets, props, costume, architecture, lighting - are explored with reference to theatricality and effective staging. Material conditions associated with the historical and social background of a production are investigated.


On successfully completing this unit students will:

  1. Have practical experience of technical aspects of lighting, design, staging and other materials of production
  2. Understand relationships between material elements and theatricality.
  3. Have researched the material background of a given play or other performance.


Written work (1800 words): 40%
Project (2700 words): 60%

Chief examiner(s)

Stuart Grant

Contact hours

One 2-hour seminar per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study