Performance and Popular Culture

UNSW Sydney

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Performance and Popular Culture

  • Host University

    UNSW Sydney

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    International Communications, Theater, Visual Arts, Writing Arts

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    30 units of credit at Level 1

  • 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

    ARTS2123 is a Level 2 elective in the Theatre and Performance Studies major. Tracing the influence of popular performance genres on contemporary culture, and drawing on theories of both popular culture and everyday social performance, this course unravels the complex ways in which the popular gives rise to new social movements, alternative 'styles', resistive practices and transgressive acts. It looks at sites such as theme parks, reality TV programs, tourist cultures, live art and the digital world of Second Life to ask whether there is a role for popular culture in mobilising and representing change.

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.


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