Honours - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2014 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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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.


Students complete 48 points at fourth-year level including a dissertation, thesis or creative project, and a compulsory research and methodologies coursework unit, and one elective coursework unit.

The coursework units and the thesis topic are chosen in consultation with the theatre and performance honours coordinator.


Dissertation, thesis and creative project

Students complete one of the following options:

  • ATS4230 Arts honours thesis (24 points)
  • ATS4231 Arts honours thesis A (12 points) and ATS4232 Arts honours thesis B (12 points)

Coursework units

Students complete the following compulsory unit:

  • ATS4421/APG4421 Dramatic theory, criticism and research methods

and one of:

  • APG4423 Performance investigation
  • ATS4269 Rethinking theatre history
  • a maximum of 12 points at fourth-year level from another discipline and/or institution*

* With the permission of the theatre and performance honours coordinator.

Intending honours students

Students intending to enter honours in theatre and performance must have completed a major in that discipline.

Contact details

Relevant courses

  • 0003 Honours degree of Bachelor of Arts
  • 0082 Honours degree of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws