ATS3775 - Theatre internship unit - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

Centre for Theatre and Performance


Associate Professor Jane Griffiths

Unit guides



  • First semester 2017 (Flexible)
  • Second semester 2017 (Flexible)


This is an internshipinternship ( unit that requires an application to be enrolled.


This unit provides students with an opportunity to develop skills and knowledge by taking a responsible role within a company or organisation and observing - and reflecting upon - what happens there. The unit provides a structure by which students identify host organisations, compile appropriate applications, work an equivalence of 80-100 hrs within an organisation, and submit a set of reflections. Students meet regularly with coordinator but are ultimately responsible for their own learning and must take a leading role in identifying, securing and participating in internships.

Involvement within the host institution might take the form of administrative, practical and/or creative activity. CTP has developed working relationships with a number of potential host institutions however new proposals will be considered. Host institutions are approved on the basis of professionalism and industry standing.

This unit can run at any time during the year and might fall outside semester periods. Final submission of reflection and assessment, however, can only take place during semester. All applications must be approved by the coordinator in advance.


Upon successful completion of the unit, students will be able to:

  1. organise a professional job application, including curriculum vitae, to appropriate industry standard;
  2. identify meaningful aspects of professional practice and evaluate how these dimensions exist within a theatrical organisation;
  3. better understand the span and scope of professional practice and industry;
  4. compile and present a comprehensive report on a theatrical institution;
  5. reflect on the processes of experiential learning and articulate meaningful questions relating to the value and challenges of work-integrated learning.


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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Two gateway units in Theatre