Theatre and Performance

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In the Theatre and Performance major, you’ll study theatre history, acting, directing and performance leadership, culminating in a fully realised original performance. The major is designed to prepare you to work as a performance maker or educator in the vibrant live performance industry.

Depending on your choice of electives, you can work with a professional director, explore physical theatre, develop your scriptwriting, or undertake an industry placement to build practical skills and valuable industry networks.

This major also builds skills in communication, creative problem solving, critical analysis, teamwork, time management and leadership.

Career opportunities

Director, actor, playwright, producer, educator, performer, community arts worker.

Major (8)

For a major in Theatre and Performance, students must successfully complete 8 courses:

CourseSemester of offerRequisites
DRA100 Acting 1: The actor's craft
  • Semester 1
 
DRA102 Exploring Twentieth Century Theatre
  • Semester 2
Anti: DRA302
DRA202 Directing Performance: Contemporary Perspectives
  • Semester 2
 
DRA206 Acting 2: Contemporary Shakespeare
  • Semester 1
Anti: DRA200
DRA301 Devising Performance
  • Semester 2
 
EGL205 Imagined Homelands: An Exploration of Australian Literature
  • Semester 2
 

PLUS select 2 courses from:

CourseSemester of offerRequisites
CMN200 Introduction to Screenwriting: The Art of Visual Storytelling
  • Semester 1
 
DRA203 Physical Theatre
  • Semester 1
 
DRA204 Theatre Production
  • Session 1
 
CMN312 Industry Internship 1: Communication, Creativity and Design
  • Semester 1
  • Semester 2
  • Session 8
Pre: At least 16 courses and permission required for enrolment – please contact the Course Coordinator.

**Note: Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Arts completing the major in Theatre and Performance are required to complete CMN312 Industry Internship 1: Communication, Creativity and Design

Minor (4)

For a minor in Theatre and Performance, students must successfully complete 4 courses:

CourseSemester of offerRequisites
DRA100 Acting 1: The actor's craft
  • Semester 1
 
DRA102 Exploring Twentieth Century Theatre
  • Semester 2
Anti: DRA302
DRA202 Directing Performance: Contemporary Perspectives
  • Semester 2
 

PLUS select 1 course from:

CourseSemester of offerRequisites
DRA206 Acting 2: Contemporary Shakespeare***
  • Semester 1
Anti: DRA200
EGL205 Imagined Homelands: An Exploration of Australian Literature
  • Semester 2
 

***Note: Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Arts completing the major in English must select DRA206 Acting 2: Contemporary Shakespeare

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