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 CAPF232
Subject Name Contemporary Australian Theatre and its Context
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites 36cp at 100 level
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence PERF217
Assessment Project; Mock Development Application 20% Project; Australian Theatre Productions 30% Project 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 Spring  (29-07-2019 to 21-11-2019)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 2 hrs lecture & 1 hr tutorial per week
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Margaret Hamilton
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Margaret Hamilton
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-08-2019

Subject Description
This subject will provide a historical introduction to contemporary Australian theatre and performance and focus on issues such as the body, space, and the politics of performance in Australia.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the development of Australian drama and theatre and its relation to the wider spectrum of the history and development of Western drama, theatre and performance
2. Identify and discuss the dramaturgical concerns and socio-political ideas underpinning contemporary Australian performance, including the influence of Indigenous, Asian and regional Pacific cultures on drama and theatre in Australia
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. Demonstrate 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 on e-learning site
Text book information is available via the UniShop website:

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