Australian Theatre, Film and Learning (EDUF3034)


This unit of study examines the nature of theatre and film in Australian cultural and educational settings. A particular focus will be placed on theatre and film for and by young people, and the range of learning that takes place through young people's engagement in, and appreciation of, theatre and film. In addition, the role and nature of Australian film and theatre will be placed within an international context so that students can examine the international forces influencing Australian culture. Indigenous issues in Australian Film and Theatre will be examined. Australian Theatre, Film and Learning will provide first hand experiences of Australian films and theatre performances through field trips to significant theatre performances and festivals, Australian school performances and the viewing of Australian films. Students enrolled in this unit will incur a levy to cover any additional costs.

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Further unit of study information


1x2-hr lecture/wk for 9 wks, 1x1-hr tutorial/wk for 9 wks, 3x field trips


1000wd media review (20%) and 2000wd essay (40%) and a 20min presentation and reflection report (40%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


42 credit points of units

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Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.