Undergraduate Units of Study

PRFM2601 - Being There: Theories of Performance

Semester 2, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Dr Paul Dwyer


What is performance, and how can we understand what it is that performance does? This unit of study will introduce students to the study of performance, and the particular problems associated with approaching a phenomenon that is often ephemeral, experiential in nature, and frequently shrouded in mystery. Students will learn key theoretical and methodological approaches to the study and practice of a range of performance genres, including, but not limited to theatre and other artistic practices.


1x1500wd take home exam (30%), 1x1000wd mid-semester essay (25%), tutorial assignment (15%) and continuous assessment (30%)


Selected readings available from the University Copy Centre


2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


18 junior credit points in no more than two subject areas including at least 12 from Table A.



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