Performance and Popular Media

Macquarie University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Performance and Popular Media

  • Host University

    Macquarie University

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Australian Culture, Radio/Television/Film

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    12 credit points

  • 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

  • Credit Points

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

    Performance exploration in this course focuses on the cultural practice of everyday 'acting/performing' with a view toward a broader spectrum of performance. This unit examines the practices of art performance, identifying social and cultural issues (relating to gender, femininity, masculinity, and ethnicity) and artists? strategies. The key question for this unit is: How do everyday social and personal performances differ from acting/performing in film or theatre, or in non-drama TV programs? The time spent in class consists of approximately 60% for workshop exercises and 40% for theoretical study.

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.