Rehearsal to Performance (PRFM5903)


This unit is structured around a rehearsal process occurring in the mid-year break (July) and involving performing artists in residence at the Department's Rex Cramphorn Studio. Students attend rehearsals full time for two weeks, documenting the process and writing up their observations as ethnographic fieldnotes. Seminars during semester provide an opportunity for students to 'unpack' this experience and to develop strategies for turning fieldnotes into a more detailed, coherent and analytical casebook.

Further unit of study information


1x3hr seminar/week


1x1000wd formative assessment and casebook plan (25%), 1x4000wd casebook (75%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules



Additional Information

Students are required to attend 2 weeks of rehearsals during July prior to commencement of semester 2 classes. This rehearsal observation provides essential preparatory work to undertake the unit of study.

Study this unit outside a degree

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.