Australian Theatre and Performance

University of Newcastle

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Australian Theatre and Performance

  • Host University

    University of Newcastle

  • Location

    Newcastle, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Acting, Australian Culture, Theater

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    CAPA1001, CAPA1020

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This 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.
    1. 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.
    Case 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.

Course Disclaimer

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.