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Bachelor of Performing Arts

Major In Performance Making

Focuses on the creation of performance from the early stages of creative development through to final performance for an audience.

This major offers students the opportunity to experience performance making in the contexts of solo work, collaborative ensembles and site-specific locations and in both text-based and more visual of physical styles of work. In a final independent project, students work in small pre-professional companies to conceive, research, rehearse and produce their own performance.

Historical context units help students build up knowledge and understanding of the roots of contemporary performance practice in traditional theatre, dance and performance. There is a particular focus on the twentieth century developments in practice, philosophy and theory of performance and how those developments inform the current landscape of experimental performance.

Related careers

Artistic Director, Producer, Project Manager, Performer, Playwright, Theatre Maker, Dramaturge

Major structure

This unitset structure contains information about the units which comprise the course as well as the credit points required to successfully complete it.

This major focuses on the creation of performance from the early stages of creative development through to final performance for an audience. It offers students the opportunity to experience performance making in the contexts of solo work, collaborative ensembles and site-specific locations and in both text-based and more visual of physical styles of work. In a final independent project, students work in small pre-professional companies to conceive, research, rehearse and produce their own performance. Historical context units help students build up knowledge and understanding of the roots of contemporary performance practice in traditional theatre, dance and performance. There is a particular focus on the twentieth century developments in practice, philosophy and theory of performance and how those developments inform the current landscape of experimental performance.



UnitDescription Points
Students are required to complete 120 credit points (6 units):
PMA1001Foundations of Performance: History and Context 15
PMA1002Development of Performance: History and Context 15
PMA2001Practical Project: Solo 15
PMA2002Practical Project: Group 15
PMA3001Site Specific Production and Presentation 30
PMA3005Final Independent Performance Making Project 30
 

This major can also be studied in the following courses:

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