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Artefact and Performance 2 (DPSS10005)

Undergraduate level 1Points: 12.5On Campus (Southbank)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 1
Subject codeDPSS10005
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Building on the material from Artefact and Performance 1, through a series of lectures and tutorials, this subject will introduce students to key performance texts and related artefacts, objects or artworks starting at the beginning of the twentieth century and leading to the present day.
Each week in the lectures, the central themes of a performance text and one or more artefacts will be examined in detail - both in their original contexts and within the context of the contemporary world. In the tutorials, students will be challenged to develop critical and analytical skills both individually and in groups through the examination of further examples.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • apply research to gain understanding;
  • analyse a performance text or brief;
  • position an object, artefact or artwork within the context of a performance text;
  • critically appraise art or design objects and performance texts.

Eligibility and requirements


Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
THTR10022 Artefact and Performance 1
Semester 1



Non-allowed subjects


Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home



In-class individual short presentation, 10 minutes, equivalent to:

  • 800 words
From Week 3 to Week 1220%

Written analysis of proposed object, artwork and performance text.

  • 1200 words
Week 930%

Essay on a given topic.

  • 2000 words
Week 1250%

Dates & times

  • Semester 2
    Principal coordinatorEmily Collett
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Southbank
    Contact hours36 hours
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019
    Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019
    Census date31 August 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail27 September 2019
    Assessment period ends22 November 2019

    Semester 2 contact information

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.

  • Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students

    This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.

Last updated: 21 September 2019