Undergraduate Units of Study

PRFM2601 - Being There: Theories of Performance

Semester 1, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Dr Daniel Johnston


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.


1x500wd summary task (10%), 1x1000wd mid-semester essay (20%), 1x1000wd tutorial essay (30%), 1x2000wd final essay (40%)


Selected readings available from the University Copy Centre


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


18 junior credit points from subject areas listed in Table A



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