The theatre and performance major provides students with the tools to think critically and practically about the field.
The major addresses the making and analysis of theatre and performance. It is both practical and theoretical and reflects the premise that an understanding of performance processes and an active engagement with them is essential to the understanding of dramatic texts and theatre history. The study of the past, present and future of performance is grounded in both theoretical frameworks and reflective, participatory explorations of key themes and questions. Units cut across a wide range of approaches to theatre and performance and balance performance opportunities and academic rigour.
The development of critical thinking, creativity, collaborative practices and effective communication learnt in this major will give students valuable transferable skills that can be applied to a range of future professions.
Theatre and Performance is listed in A2000 Bachelor of Arts at Clayton as a major and a minor, and in A0502 Diploma of Liberal Arts at Clayton as a major.
In addition to achieving the broad outcomes of their course, students successfully completing this major will be able to:
- demonstrate a broad and coherent knowledge in the field of theatre and performance and be able to apply such knowledge to specific case studies
- apply their learning to professional work or to advanced studies and be able to demonstrate insight into the breadth and diversity of theatre and performance, and its place within the broader scope of the arts and social sciences
- demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of key areas of theatre history, theory and practice within both educational and professional contexts
- draw upon skills in research through performance and be able to apply such skills in a transdisciplinary manner.
Major requirements (48 points)
No more than 12 points at level 1 may be credited to the major and at least 18 points must be at level 3.
- Two level 1 gateway units (12 points):
- Two level 2 cornerstone units (12 points):
- ATS2811 Theatre and performance: Theory and practice 1
- ATS2105 Theatre and performance: Theory and practice 2
- One level 3 capstone unit (6 points), chosen from:
- ATS3833 Theatre and performance: Professional practice
- ATS3834 Theatre in performance
- Three units (18 points) from the remaining cornerstone and capstone units or the elective list below, with at least two units at level 3.
Minor requirements (24 points)
No more than 12 points at level 1 may be credited towards the minor.
- Two level 1 gateway units (12 points):
- Two level 2 or 3 units (12 points) as listed within the major including cornerstones, capstones and electives. It is highly recommended that students complete a level 2 unit before enrolling in level 3 unit.
Units are 6 points unless otherwise stated:
Intending honours students
Students intending to enter honours in this area of study must have completed a major in the discipline, with a minimum of 24 points of study at level 3 to be eligible.
- A0502 Diploma of Liberal Arts
Successful completion of the minor or major can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the following single degree:*
Students in other single bachelor's degrees may be eligible to complete the minor or major by using 24 or 48 points of their free electives.
Successful completion of the minor or major can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts component in the following double degrees:*
- A2004 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music
- A2005 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Art
- B2019 Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Arts
- B2020 Bachelor of Commrce and Bachelor of Arts
- B2038 Bachelor of International Business and Bachelor of Arts
- B2039 Bachelor of Marketing and Bachelor of Arts
- B2046 Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Arts
- C2002 Bachelor of Information Technology and Bachelor of Arts
- D3002 Bachelor of Education (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
- E3002 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
- L3003 Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
- S2006 Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts