Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitCentre for Theatre and Performance
OfferedClayton Second semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Stuart Grant


This Unit focuses on developments in dramaturgy in an expanded and widening field of contemporary theatre and performance. Investigation of theories and practices in 'new' dramaturgies may include: contextual/historical studies, technical and scenographic considerations, and/or analyses of contemporary performance makers engaged in diverse 'dramaturgies'.


Students successfully completing this Unit will develop:

  1. practical experience of dramaturgical concerns, questions and practices in contemporary performance
  2. understanding of some of the relationships between material, conceptual and aesthetic approaches to contemporary dramaturgies
  3. skills and experience in research and dramaturgical analyses
  4. a greater understanding of 'new' dramaturgies


Written work (1800 words): 40%
Project (2700 words): 60%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

One 2-hour seminar per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study


First year sequence in Performance or by permission