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Undergraduate - Area of Study

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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

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.

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 who 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 who completed DTS2001 and DTS2450/DTS3450 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 DTS2001 or DTS2450/DTS3450 will need to consult the course coordinator regarding how to complete the requirements of their major. Students who have not completed DTS2001 or DTS2450/DTS3450 prior to 2011 must complete both ATS2912 and ATS2916.

Elective units

  • ATS2426/ATS3426 Form and meaning of drama on the 20th Century stage
  • ATS2477/ATS3477 Music theatre
  • ATS2478/ATS3478 Musical theatre workshop
  • ATS2481/ATS3481 Choreographic project
  • ATS2482/ATS3482 Shakespeare: Text and performance
  • ATS2483/ATS3483 Drama into film
  • ATS2635/ATS3635 Transnational culture in theatre, literature and film
  • ATS2911/ATS3911 ESL Drama
  • ATS2912 Performance studies I
  • ATS2913 Playtext study I - Traditions
  • ATS2916 Theatre theory I - Ideas
  • ATS3455 Social drama and political rhetoric
  • ATS3456 Comedy
  • ATS3773 Theories of directing
  • ATS3774 Directing workshop
  • ATS3775 Independent theatre practice
  • ATS3776 Script development
  • ATS3910 Directing workshop
  • ATS3913 Playtext study II - Methods
  • ATS3912 Performance studies II - Cultures

Relevant courses

Diplomas

  • 2327 Diploma in Liberal Arts
  • 2552 Diploma of Tertiary Studies

Bachelors

Single degrees

  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts
  • 3920 Bachelor of Arts - at Sunway
  • 4073 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences
  • 1638 Bachelor of Arts as a Participant in the Dean's Scholars Program
  • 3914 Bachelor of Arts (Criminal Justice)
  • 3907 Bachelor of Arts (English Language)
  • 3910 Bachelor of Arts (Global)
  • 4077 Bachelor of Arts (International)
  • 2396 Bachelor of Arts (Journalism)
  • 1366 Bachelor of Arts (Languages)
  • 1708 Bachelor of Arts (Professional Communication)
  • 1712 Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
  • 1719 Bachelor of Behavioural Science
  • 2476 Bachelor of Communication - at Sunway
  • 1731 Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling
  • 4042 Bachelor of Journalism
  • 0202 Bachelor of Letters
  • 1144 Bachelor of Performing Arts
  • 1275 Bachelor of Professional Communication
  • 4086 Bachelor of Social Science

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)
  • 0542 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 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
  • 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
  • 1807 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences and Bachelor of Business and Commerce
  • 1806 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences and Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling
  • 4208 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences and Bachelor of Education
  • 4089 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences and Bachelor of Visual and Media Arts
  • 4403 Bachelor of Arts (Global) and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 3537 Bachelor of Arts (Global) and Bachelor of Science
  • 2131 Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) and Bachelor of Science
  • 1798 Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) and Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling
  • 1941 Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Communication
  • 4423 Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Professional Communication
  • 4075 Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling and Diploma of Community Services (Alcohol, Other Drugs and Mental Health)
  • 4076 Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling and Diploma of Disability
  • 0116 Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 3281 Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 1945 Bachelor of Professional Communication and Diploma of Professional Writing