Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

Calendar: 2019 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
Department: School of the Arts, English and Media

COSMOS mastered subject: Version 2000.01

Subject Information
Subject Code CAPF331
Subject Name Theory and Practice of Theatre in the 20th and 21st Century
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites 36cp at 200 level
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence None.
Assessment Project - Minor project - Dramaturgy Submission (20%) Project - Minor project & presentation - Australian festival (30%) Exam - Exam Paper (50%)
General Subject Yes.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
1771-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Direct Entry)
1777-Bachelor of Laws (Direct Entry)
1827-Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Laws
1845-Bachelor of Information Technology - Bachelor of Laws
1852-Bachelor of Business Information Systems - Bachelor of Laws
760-Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Laws
770-Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
771-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
771H-Course information not Found
772-Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Laws
773-Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Laws
774-Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Laws
775-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775H-Course information not Found
775M-Course information not Found
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information None.

Subject Availability
Session Autumn  (04-03-2019 to 27-06-2019)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 2 hr lecture and 1 hr tutorial per week
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Margaret Hamilton
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Margaret Hamilton
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-03-2019

Subject Description
This subject will consider the influence of key movements, theorists and practitioners on iconoclastic directors and artists producing dramatic and postdramatic theatre and other forms of contemporary performance such as site-specific performance in the 20th and 21st century.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an in depth knowledge of key figures of the avant-garde, as well as 20th and 21st century playwrights and practitioners in the theatre medium and their relation to an Australian context
2. Identify and discuss the theoretical ideas and approaches underpinning text and non-text based dramaturgy, including the interrelation of performance and technology
3. Develop and apply research and analytical skills in the context of a group project that simulates a professional activity and in doing so, demonstrate the capacity to collaborate in a small team
4. Develop critical reading skills by formulating an argument that is substantiated by evidence from primary texts and an appropriate range of scholarship
5. Effectively communicate ideas in an oral and written form

Textbook Information
Required reading will be available from e-learning site
Text book information is available via the UniShop website:

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