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DTH4000 - Dramatic theory, criticism and research methods

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader(s): Rob Baum

Offered

Clayton First semester 2009 (Day)

Synopsis

As for DTS4000

Objectives

  1. Understanding and integration of major concepts within dramatic theory, history and literature

  1. Appreciation of the qualitative and critical significance of key thinkers within the discipline of theatre and performance studies

  1. Critical tools to interpret and engage with complex ideas about theatre criticism, theory and performance-making

  1. Awareness of diverse research methods and methodology appropriate to arts research, and experience in their practical application

  1. Development of research and writing skills

Assessment

Methods research (1500 words): 20%; Investigation and presentation on an issue (2500 words): 30%; Subjective exercise (1000 words): 15%; Long research paper (4000 words): 35%

Contact hours

2.5 hours per week

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