Performing Arts



Major, Minor, Sub-Major


Students will 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.



Assumed Knowledge



Course Area and cat no. Units Level References
Stage Performance PERF 1011 4.5 1
Music Performance PERF 1010 4.5 1
Cabaret: Context and Practice PERF 2013 4.5 2
Music Production PERF 2022 4.5 2
State Theatre Master Class PERF 2021 4.5 2
Four of the Minor courses listed plus the below:
Live Performance Production PERF 3008 9 3
The sub major above plus the following:
World Music Theatre PERF 3007 4.5 3
Digital Performance PERF 2014 4.5 2 Note(s): 2
Television Performance PERF 3013 4.5 3 Note(s): 2




  1. Students intending to apply for the Master of Teaching (Secondary) with Drama or 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.
  2. Students choose either Digital Performance or Television Performance.