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Monash University

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

Centre for Theatre and Performance


Dr Felix Nobis



  • First semester 2016 (Day)


This is a performance-based unit continuing and developing the work of ATS2811. It investigates the processes involved in writing and creating performance works and performance texts of those works. Various strategies of initiating new work, including the possibilities of various sites and modes of performance, will be explored. Students will work under guidance to take these projects to public presentation standard. Students will then write either a performance text of the work they have created or an analysis of the writing/ performance project. To contextualise the chosen investigations there will be a weekly programme of readings, discussions and class presentations.


On successfully completing this subject students should be able to:

  1. Write a clear and precise proposal for a possible future performance.
  2. Initiate, research and create a detailed and theoretically informed performance work based on a proposal.
  3. Develop a performance work from workshop stage through to public presentation.
  4. Produce a clear and comprehensive performance text of a performance work.
  5. Read, analyse and discuss the writing practices of selected performance practitioners.
  6. Explain a range of theoretical ideas currently informing performance practice, both in engaging, live presentation and in clear and cogent written work.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)

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


ATS2811 or PER2040