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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Area of Study

All areas of study information should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. The units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Arts component of any bachelors double degrees.

Managing facultyFaculty of Arts
Offered bySchool of English, Communications and Performance Studies
Campus(es)Caulfield, Clayton

Description

The Centre for Theatre and Performance is a vigorous teaching department with an outstanding national research profile. The centre offers studies in the making and analysis of theatre and performance, and incorporates a wide range of approaches to theatre, striving to achieve a balance between rich and exploratory performance opportunities and a strong and challenging academic program; the element of performance (in text-based and devised productions) regarded as fundamental to the analysis of theatre texts and processes. The centre stages ten or more public productions each year along with the many smaller-scale productions.

Second and third-year units offer a range of options in the history, theory and practice of theatre. Students may choose to specialise in fields such as theatre history, directing, music theatre, movement and dance, technical aspects of theatre, script writing and design.

Teaching takes place in the theatre and rehearsal spaces of the Monash performing arts complex, Clayton campus that includes:

  • a flexible and versatile 200-seat theatre with excellent lighting and stagecraft facilities
  • a 65-seat black box theatre
  • a small dance studio, technical workshop, dressing rooms.
  • teaching spaces for seminars and project work.

Units

First-year level

Students studying a sequence in theatre must complete two units (12 points) from the following:

NOTE: Students wishing to complete a minor or major in theatre must complete ATS1287 and ATS1288.

The first-year sequence for theatre changed in 2009. All students that completed DTS 1060 and DTS 1160 prior to 2009 will have these units counted towards their theatre minor/major.

Second/Third-year level

Students studying a minor or major in theatre must have completed ATS1287 and ATS1288. In addition:

  • a minor requires completion of a further two units (12 points) from the units listed below
  • a major requires completion of a further six units (36 points) from the units listed below, including all compulsory units. A minimum of three units must be taken at third year level.

Compulsory units*

  • ATS2912 Performance studies I - Concepts
  • ATS2916 Theatre theory I - Ideas

* NOTE: The theatre major changed in 2011. All students that completed DTS 2001 and DTS 2450/DTS 3450 prior to 2011 will have these units counted towards their theatre minor/major in lieu of ATS2912 and ATS2916. Those students who commenced their major prior to 2011 and who have only completed one of DTS 2001 or DTS 2450/DTS 3450 will need to consult the course coordinator regarding how to complete the requirements of their major. Students who have not completed DTS 2001 or DTS 2450/DTS 3450 prior to 2011 must complete both ATS2912 and ATS2916.

Elective units

Units not offered in 2011

Relevant Courses

Diplomas

  • 2437 Diploma in Arts (Drama and Theatre studies)

Bachelors

Single degrees

  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts
  • 1638 Bachelor of Arts as a Participant in the Dean's Scholars Program
  • 3907 Bachelor of Arts (English Language)
  • 3910 Bachelor of Arts (Global)
  • 4077 Bachelor of Arts (International)
  • 1366 Bachelor of Arts (Languages)
  • 4042 Bachelor of Journalism
  • 0202 Bachelor of Letters
  • 0821 Bachelor of Music
  • 1144 Bachelor of Performing Arts
  • 1275 Bachelor of Professional Communication

Double degrees

  • 3277 Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 0550 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
  • 0553 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance)
  • 0555 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Management)
  • 0556 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
  • 1807 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business and Commerce
  • 3912 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business Information Systems
  • 0542 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 2672 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Computer Science
  • 0170 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Economics
  • 1541 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education-primary
  • 1641 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education-secondary
  • 3906 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems
  • 0080 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws
  • 3054 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music
  • 0530 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science
  • 3426 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Work
  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Theology
  • 3779 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Visual Arts
  • 4403 Bachelor of Arts (Global) and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 3537 Bachelor of Arts (Global) and Bachelor of Science
  • 1941 Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Communication
  • 4423 Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Professional Communication
  • 0116 Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 3281 Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 3774 Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Performing Arts
  • 2317 Bachelor of Performing Arts and Bachelor of Laws
  • 3909 Bachelor of Professional Communication and Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems
  • 1945 Bachelor of Professional Communication and Diploma of Professional Writing