This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2015 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 faculty||Faculty of Arts|
|Offered by||Centre for Theatre and Performance|
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 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.
Upon successful completion of the major students will be able to:
Students completing a minorminor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2015handbooks/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/2015handbooks/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.
Students completing a majormajor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2015handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html) in theatre must complete eight units (48 points), including:
(b.) two second-year cornerstone unitscornerstone units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2015handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (12 points):
(c.) at least one third-year capstone unitcapstone unit (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2015handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (6 points), chosen from:
(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.
Students completing an extended major in theatre (60 points), must complete an additional 12 points of 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.