The Theatre Studies Programme consists of papers that integrate practice and theory. The programme takes a practice-led approach to teaching and learning different aspects of theatre. We encourage students to explore and develop their performance practice, while thinking through what theatre does and can do in the world.

Theatre Studies is available as a first major for the Bachelor of Arts (BA). Theatre Studies may also be taken as a second major or minor in other undergraduate degrees, subject to approval of the Division in which the student is enrolled.

To complete Theatre Studies as a single major for the BA, students must gain 135 points from papers listed for Theatre Studies, including 105 points above 100 level, and 60 points above 200 level. Students must complete THSTS101.

To complete Theatre Studies as part of a double major for the BA or other undergraduate degree, students must gain 120 points from papers listed for Theatre Studies, including 90 points above 100 level, and 45 points above 200 level. Students must complete THSTS101.

To complete a minor in Theatre Studies, students must complete 60 points from the papers listed for the Theatre Studies major, including at least 30 points above 100 level.

Note:

Students are encouraged to contact the Division of Arts, Law, Psychology and Social Sciences Office for programme advice.

Other qualifications

Prescriptions for:

Theatre Studies papers

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Code and paper title Points
ENGLI101 Adapting Stories right arrow

This paper explores the art of adaptation, examining the process of transformation that occurs when creative artists reimagine and retell stories in...

15 24B (Hamilton)
THSTS101 The Practice of Theatre right arrow

A practical/theory paper introducing theatre as an ongoing, integrated practice, deeply rooted in time and place. Through examining some of the major...

15 24A (Hamilton)
Code and paper title Points
ENGLI202 Shakespeare's Worlds right arrow

This paper explores Shakespeare's worlds in performance and in print, examining his plays and poems in the context of the dynamic cultural outputs...

15 24C (Hamilton)
THSTS212 Developing Text and Action right arrow

This paper develops performance and writing for performance skills. Using techniques based on contemporary/postdramatic methods in theatre and...

15 24B (Hamilton)
THSTS260 Exploring the Physical in Theatre right arrow

This paper charts the use of the term ‘physical theatre’, providing an overview of the areas of debate in the field. Workshops are contextualised by...

15 24A (Hamilton)
WRITE202 Creative Writing: Voice and Image right arrow

This course explores the basic elements of imaginative writing - image and voice - concentrating the student’s attention on the central writing...

15 24B (Hamilton)
Code and paper title Points
ALPSS390 Directed Study right arrow

This paper allows students from the Division of Arts, Law, Psychology, and Social Sciences to undertake research on a specific topic related to their...

15 24X (Hamilton)
THSTS302 Arts, Creativity and Wellbeing right arrow

This paper integrates practice and theory, exploring embodied experiences of the relationships between arts, creativity and wellbeing. Contemporary...

15 24A (Hamilton)
THSTS303 Reimagining Musical Theatre right arrow

This paper integrates practice and theory, critically investigating the popular genre of Musical Theatre and engaging in postdramatic practices to...

15 24A (Hamilton)
THSTS308 Creating Theatre right arrow

A practical paper, supported by theory and research, which utilises performance techniques to develop, devise and create a public performance at the...

30 24B (Hamilton)
Code and paper title Points
ALPSS500 Academic & Professional Research & Writing right arrow

In this course, students will gain the skills and confidence to seamlessly transition from study to work. This course works to enhance the 'skills...

30 24A (Online) & 24B (Online) & 24C (Online)
ALPSS590 Directed Study right arrow

This paper allows students from the Division of Arts, Law, Psychology and Social Sciences to undertake research on a specific topic related to their...

30 24X (Hamilton)
THSTS501 Practices in Creating Theatre right arrow

This paper integrates theory and creative practice research, utilising a range of methods to contribute to the development, devising and staging of a...

30 24B (Hamilton)
THSTS560 Special Topic: Applied Performance Practice right arrow

This paper introduces the nature, contexts and purposes of applied performance practice. Students will explore how performance practices can be used...

30 24A (Hamilton)
THSTS591 Research Project right arrow

A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.

30 No occurrences
THSTS592 Dissertation right arrow

A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.

60 24X (Hamilton)
THSTS593 Theatre Studies Thesis right arrow

An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.

90 24X (Hamilton)
THSTS594 Theatre Studies Thesis right arrow

An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.

120 24X (Hamilton)
Code and paper title Points
THSTS800 Theatre Studies MPhil Thesis right arrow

120 24X (Hamilton)
Code and paper title Points
THSTS900 Theatre Studies PhD Thesis right arrow

120 24I (Hamilton) & 24J (Hamilton) & 24K (Hamilton) & 24X (Hamilton)
THSTS901 Theatre Studies Creative Practice PhD Thesis right arrow

120 24I (Hamilton) & 24J (Hamilton) & 24K (Hamilton) & 24X (Hamilton)
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2024 Catalogue of Papers information current as of 24 May 2024 01:00am