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Contemporary Performance and Theatre Studies Double Major 

The contemporary performance/theatre studies double major provides a strong connection between contemporary performance and theatre skills. It gives students foundation skills in theatre underpinned by contemporary performance theory and practice which enrich the creative possibilities for student projects. Through the theatre studies major the course provides the opportunity to gain skills in the areas of acting, vocal technique, playwriting, directing, improvisation, dance and more. The course aims to provide some flexibility to choose subjects depending on the student’s area of specialisation. The contemporary performance major explores original, self-devised and collaborative approaches to writing, performing, directing and staging for contemporary theatre. Practical & theoretical units cover a variety of live arts genres that are non-naturalistic, physical, political, site specific and community based, including styles such as techno storytelling, performance art, theatre anthropology, puppetry, festival, street performance and more.

This unit set is available on Mt Lawley Campus.
This unit set is available in the following mode of delivery - On-campus.
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Students must study the following core units, totalling 240 credit points:
Contemporary Performance
PER1106 Performance Skills 15
PER2301 Contemporary Performance Project 1 15
PER2302 From Theatre to Performance 15
PER2303 Contemporary Performance Project 2 15
PER2304 Contemporary Performance 15
PER3300 Contemporary Performance Project 3 15
PER3305 Australian Performance 15
PER3306 Professional Praxis 15
Theatre Studies
PAM1013 Theatre Workshop 1 15
PAM1017 Vocal Technique 1 15
PAM2117 Vocal Technique 2 15
PAM2121 Playwriting Workshop 1 15
PAM3101 Playwriting Workshop 2 15
PAM3113 Theatre Workshop 2 15
PAM3219 Acting for Camera 15
PAM3230 Improvisation for Performance 15
* Depending on their area of special interest, students may substitute alternative PAM units to those listed above, following consultation with and authorisation from the Course Coordinator.

Last Updated - Higher Education: 31/03/2010 VET: 31/03/2010