Australian Theatre and Performance
University of Newcastle
Area of Study
Acting, Australian Culture, Theater
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Host University Units10
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewThis course will explore various ways in which the process of making performance in Australia is shaped by specific cultural identities. A diverse range of approaches to performance making will be examined, including the role of Indigenous, Asian, Pacific, queer, disabled and culturally diverse artists. This particular focus on the construction of cultural identities will inform students in creating their own performances.LEARNING OUTCOMES1. An awareness of a diverse range of approaches to constructing cultural identities via the medium of performance.2. A basic understanding of the theories and political contexts informing case studies of culturally diverse performances.3. Foundational skills in researching, creating, structuring and analysing performances that explore cultural diversity.CONTENTCase study theoretical and practical explorations of the four main areas informing the creation of theatre in the contexts of Australian, Asian and Pacific theatre: Body, Self, Site and Script.The preparation and presentation of a performance expressing Australian, Asian and Pacific cultural identities.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.