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Undergraduate - Area of study

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This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2014 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.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the major students will be able to:

  • demonstrate a broad a coherent knowledge in the field of theatre and be able to apply such knowledge to specific case studies
  • apply their learning to professional work or to advanced studies and be able to demonstrate insight into the breadth and diversity of theatre and its place within the broader scope of the arts and social sciences
  • develop an in-depth knowledge of key areas of theatre history, theory and practice within both educational and professional contexts
  • apply their knowledge to diverse case studies and traditions thereby generating new knowledge and forming a basis of life-long learning
  • gain skills in traditional research and research through performance and be able to apply such skills in a transdisciplinary manner
  • communicate clearly and effectively in verbal and written form, and work independently and collaboratively in an ethical, congenial manner, characterised by mutual respect
  • further build upon their industry skills with units available in directing and advanced scriptwriting
  • apply research skills to specific case studies
  • become independent thinkers and learners who are self-directed and self-disciplined; who are responsible for their own learning, embody the values of professionalism and carry themselves out in an internationalised world adhering to a professional code of conduct.

Units

Minor in theatre

Students completing a minorminor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html) in theatre must complete four units (24 points), including:

(a.) two first-year gateway unitsgateway units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (12 points):

(b.) additional elective units from the list below (12 points)

Note: Students can take the second-year cornerstone units from the major as electives.

Major in theatre

Students completing a majormajor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html) in theatre must complete eight units (48 points), including:

(a.) two first-year gateway unitsgateway units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (12 points):

(b.) two second-year cornerstone unitscornerstone units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (12 points):

(c.) at least one third-year capstone unitcapstone unit (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (6 points), chosen from:

  • ATS3912 Performance studies II - cultures
  • ATS3987 Theories of theatre 2

(d.) additional elective units from the list below (18 points)

A minimum of three units (18 points) must be completed at third-year level.

Note: Students can take the remaining cornerstone and capstone units as electives.

Extended major in theatre

Students completing an extended major in theatre (60 points), must complete an additional 12 points of elective units.

Elective units

Students completing a major are strongly encouraged to take the elective units below, although these cannot be credited towards the theatre major they can be credited as additional electives to a course.

Relevant courses

Diplomas

  • 2327 Diploma in Liberal Arts

Bachelors

Single degrees

  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts
  • 3907 Bachelor of Arts (English Language)
  • 3910 Bachelor of Arts (Global)
  • 4077 Bachelor of Arts (International)
  • 1366 Bachelor of Arts (Languages)
  • 1638 Bachelor of Arts Scholars Program
  • 4042 Bachelor of Journalism
  • 0202 Bachelor of Letters
  • 1275 Bachelor of Professional Communication

Double degrees

  • 4640 Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering (Honours) 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
  • 4403 Bachelor of Arts (Global) and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 3537 Bachelor of Arts (Global) and Bachelor of Science
  • 4634 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • 4644 Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • 4426 Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Business
  • 4425 Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 4069 Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Science
  • 4648 Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts