Monash University

Honours - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2015 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirements; 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 byCentre for Theatre and Performance
CoordinatorDr Yana Taylor


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.


Honours studies in this area will advance students' knowledge and competencies in the discipline of Theatre and Performance.

Students complete 48 points of study comprising research and two coursework units.

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



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)

Students may be eligible to complete the following two units, in place of the two thesis units:

  • APG5044 Professional internship (12 points)
  • APG5856 Research project (12 points)

Students interested in taking the internship-project research option rather than the thesis research option should speak to the Theatre and Performance Honours Coordinator.

Coursework units

Students complete the following compulsory unit:

  • APG4421 Dramatic theory, criticism and research methods

and one of:

a maximum of 12 points at fourth-year level from another discipline and/or institution**

* After consultation with the honours coordinator

** 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.

Relevant courses

Single degrees

  • 0003 Honours degree of Bachelor of Arts