PERF 2013


Course Level


Offered Externally


Course ID


Unit Value


University-wide elective course

First Semester
(Study Period 3)
Course owner

Course owner
UniSA Creative

Course aim

To build on the skills students gained in previous courses and develop an understanding of cabaret performance as an entry point into small-scale performance and production. Students to develop a working knowledge of the genre in its historical and performance practice contexts and enhance their research, writing and performance skills particular to cabaret performance.

Course content

Students will explore the art form and its origins and review contemporary Australian cabaret within historical and international contexts. Students analyse seminal works and the approach of key cabaret artists to musical texts and performance. The course is offered concurrently with the Adelaide Cabaret and the Cabaret Fringe Festivals and exploits opportunities for field trips to notable venues and shows, and first-hand contact with key contemporary cabaret artists. Students prepare and perform a performance in cabaret style or write about an aspect of cabaret.




Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
PERF 1010 Music Performance
PERF 1011 Stage Performance
Specific program
Program Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
LHSE PERF 1011 Stage Performance

The listed prerequisites, or by approval from the Program Director. Students who are taking Drama as a minor Learning Area for the Master of Teaching MMET are not required to complete PERF 1010 Music Performance.



Teaching method

Component Duration
Lecture 1 hour x 12 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 12 weeks
Workshop (Rehearsal) 6 hours x 1 day
Workshop (Performance) 4 hours x 1 day

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Creative work, Essay, Performance


EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2A)
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note: all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation.

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