ATS2105 - Theatre and performance: Theory and practice 2 - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

Centre for Theatre and Performance

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Stacy Holman Jones


Professor Stacy Holman Jones

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)




This practical, performance-based unit develops students' abilities to explore various areas of theatre and performance production, providing intermediate level skills training in fields including dramaturgy, acting and technical knowledge (such as lighting, design, sound and stage management). All students will learn together further theories of performance and theatre. Students will also choose one strand from the categories of Acting, Production or Dramaturgy in which to specialise and have specific skills training. These skills will be incorporated in practical performance projects in which students from all strands will collaborate, demonstrating their furthered knowledge of their specialisation and the practical integration of the theories of theatre and performance.


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

  1. explain the relationship between theory and practice in performance and apply it to the analysis and evaluation of their practice;
  2. investigate and apply various methods and techniques of performance production to generate original performance material;
  3. apply technical solutions in a number of elements of performance through theoretical analysis and practical realisation;
  4. contribute to group projects with ethical behaviour, accountability and recognition of the cultural context of their practice;
  5. engage with current industry practice in contemporary performance and apply current safety standards and practice to performance projects.


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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