ATS3833 - Theatre and performance: Professional practice - 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)

Dr Felix Nobis


Dr Felix Nobis

Unit guides



  • First semester 2019 (On-campus)




The unit 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 program of readings, discussions and class presentations.


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

  1. develop a pitch and proposal for future work;
  2. initiate, research and develop a detailed and theoretically informed performance work-in-progress;
  3. pitch a creative work in an authentic industry context;
  4. read, analyse and discuss the writing practices of selected performance practitioners;
  5. 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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