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Undergraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2013 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2013 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. Any 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)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 at Monash offers a wide range of units in the making and analysis of theatre and performance in the context of the theatre major. Units are typically both practical and theoretical and reflect the premise that an understanding of performance processes and an active engagement with them is essential to the reading of dramatic texts or theatre history.

The theatre and performance stream focuses on the study of the past, present and future of the performance. It is grounded in both theoretical frameworks and reflective, participatory explorations of key themes and questions. Course units cut across a wide range of approaches to theatre and performance and strive to achieve a balance between performance opportunities and a challenging academic program.

Units

First-year level

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

* Compulsory units for students wishing to complete a minor or 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

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
  • ATS2484/ATS3484 Stages: Issues in theatre history
  • ATS2635/ATS3635 Transnational culture in theatre, literature and film
  • ATS2890 Script development 1
  • 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 2
  • ATS3913 Playtext study II - Methods
  • ATS3912 Performance studies II - Cultures
  • ATS3987 Theatre theory 2

Relevant courses

Diplomas

  • 2327 Diploma in Liberal Arts

Bachelors

Single degrees

  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts
  • 3914 Bachelor of Arts (Criminal Justice)
  • 3907 Bachelor of Arts (English Language)
  • 3910 Bachelor of Arts (Global)
  • 4077 Bachelor of Arts (International)
  • 1366 Bachelor of Arts (Languages)
  • 1708 Bachelor of Arts (Professional Communication)
  • 1712 Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
  • 3920 Bachelor of Arts (Social Sciences)
  • 1638 Bachelor of Arts Scholars Program
  • 4073 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences
  • 1719 Bachelor of Behavioural Science
  • 2476 Bachelor of Communication
  • 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
  • 4098 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business
  • 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
  • 4097 Bachelor of Arts Scholars Program and Bachelor of Commerce Scholars Program
  • 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
  • 1798 Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) and Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling
  • 1941 Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of 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
  • 4425 Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 4069 Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Science
  • 3281 Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering and Bachelor of Arts