Undergraduate Units of Study

PRFM2602 - Performance: Production & Interpretation

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Paul Gregory Dwyer


How do the members of an audience make meaning from their experience of theatrical performance? How (and to what extent) can theatre-makers guide this process through the use of text, movement, spatial design, costuming, lighting, sound and other production elements? In this unit of study, students will attend events at a number of Sydney theatres and develop a critical language for analysing live performance. Practical workshops will also provide an introduction to theatre production techniques.


1x750wd semiotic analysis of a theater performance poster/flyer (20%), 1x1250wd tutorial paper (30%), 1x2500wd performance analysis essay with reflective commentary on methodology (50%)


1x1-hr lecture/week, 1x2-hr tutorial/week


18 junior credit points from subject areas listed in Table A




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