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Performing Arts

Type:

Major, Minor, Sub-Major

Description:

The Performing Arts sub-major and minors in Music and Drama combine a critical engagement with theatre studies theory with a complementary exploration of composition techniques across a range of genres such as songs, plays, cabaret, musical theatre, film scripts, film music, animation music and music for mass media. Students will examine the interplay between content creators, producers, performers and audiences and the ways in which it is possible to question the construction of creative work in the field of the performing arts. As observers and participants in various creative practices and contexts, students will produce their own creative and analytical performance texts through the confluence of individual and team-based work in combination with performance analysis and creative practice research.

Prerequisite(s):

Nil

Assumed Knowledge:

Nil

Courses:

Course Area and cat no. Units Level References
Stage Performance PERF 1011 4.5 1 Note(s): 3,4
Music Performance PERF 1010 4.5 1 Note(s): 3,4
Writing Drama for Theatre and Film PERF 2015 4.5 2 Note(s): 3
OR
Cabaret: Context and Practice PERF 2013 4.5 2 Note(s): 4
Digital Performance PERF 2014 4.5 2 Note(s): 3
OR
Music Genres PERF 2016 4.5 2 Note(s): 4
Live Performance Production PERF 3008 9 3 Note(s): 1
Industry and Practice PERF 3006 4.5 3
World Music Theatre PERF 3007 4.5 3 Note(s): 2

Rules:

Nil

Notes:

  1. Students who choose to study the 9 unit course PERF 3008 Live Performance Production as part of their sub-major, will be required to complete two Level 1 (Introductory) and two Level 2 (Intermediate) courses.
  2. Students who choose to complete the 4.5 unit course PERF 3007 World Music Theatre as part of their sub-major, will be required to do two Level 1 (Introductory) and three Level 2 (Intermediate) courses.
  3. Students must complete these four courses to meet the requirements of the Drama minor.
  4. Students must complete these four courses to meet the requirements of the Music minor.
  5. Students intending to apply for the Master of Teaching (Secondary) with Drama as a Learning Area must complete a minimum of six courses or equivalent for a Major Learning Area, or four courses or equivalent for a Minor Learning Area from the Performing Arts major within the Bachelor of Arts program. Intending applicants for the Master of Teaching (Secondary) must have both a Major and a Minor Learning Area to qualify for entry. Students should consult with their Program Director for a schedule of recommended courses.
  6. Students intending to apply for the Master of Teaching (Secondary) with Music as a Learning Area must complete a minimum of six courses or equivalent for a Major Learning Area, or four courses or equivalent for a Minor Learning Area from the Performing Arts major within the Bachelor of Arts program. Intending applicants for the Master of Teaching (Secondary) must have both a Major and a Minor Learning Area to qualify for entry. Students should consult with their Program Director for a schedule of recommended courses.
  7. A sub-major consists of six courses (27 units), two of which must be at Level 1 (Introductory), two at Level 2 (Intermediate) and two at Level 3 (Advanced).
  8. A minor consists of four courses (18 units), two of which must be at Level 1 (Introductory) and two at Level 2 (Intermediate). Two minor options are available: a Drama minor OR a Music minor.