Undergraduate Units of Study

PRFM2604 - Sociology of Theatre

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Ian Maxwell


Theatre and performance as artistic practices are not autonomous: they take place in a complex cultural field, the effects of which necessarily influence and shape the practice itself. In this unit of study, we will develop an understanding of the field of theatrical production in contemporary Australia, both theoretically, using the sociological theory of Pierre Bourdieu, and practically, as we create our own, viable, performing arts company. Areas to be covered include production management, budgeting and programming.


1x1500wd take-home exercise (25%), 1x500wd equivalent group presentation (10%), 1x1500wd portfolio (40%), 1x1000wd literature summary (25%)


1x3-hr seminar/week


18 junior credit points from subject areas listed in Table A




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