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  • Contemporary Art Practice AFINA60011

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Working in 3-hour weekly studio workshops, students will select from painting, drawing and print media, digital technologies, sculpture, installation, performance or photography and/or combinations of the above and work on developing their knowledge of media, technique and material and conceptual...

  • Studio ProjectFINA70011

    Offered:Year LongYear:2019

    Students prepare a proposal for a year long studio project and its attendant critical and professional concerns. Emphasis is on consolidation of the experimentation and levels of enquiry initiated in the first year of the program. A focussed body of works will be developed over the year and empha...

  • Research Paper (Visual Art)FINA40005

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    The research paper should identify and critically reflect on an issue pervasively presented as relevant to the candidate's major project. The key task is that the research paper demonstrates the candidate comprehends their situation as an artist within a field of comparable activity. It should de...

  • Research MethodsFINA90002

    Offered:March, Semester 1Year:2019

    A weekly seminar that examines the relationship between research and practice in the creative arts. It introduces students to a range of research methods and addresses key philosophical issues and practical skills relevant to research undertaken in the creative arts. Seminar content will include ...

  • Critical and Theoretical Studies 1FINA10026

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject introduces students to the language and methods for critically describing works of art, using examples from the past and present.This subject includes an embedded program in academic literacy skills of analysis, discussion, essay writing, research and information retrieval.

  • Critical and Theoretical Studies 3FINA20029

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject deals with the critical formulation of vanguard “high” modernism in the 1960s and its contestation by varieties of late modernist and postmodernist art and culture which develop throughout subsequent decades up to the millennium. The course is oriented by the proposition that the rea...

  • Space in PerformanceFINA30023

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Space is one of the elements available to be manipulated by the designer in the development of a design for performance. Space can be expanded and compressed, altered and changed through the use of scenic elements and devices - the set. This subject examines how through the application of scenic ...

  • Artefact and Performance 1THTR10022

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject will introduce students to significant objects, performance texts, ideas and artefacts in the history of world art, design and performance leading up to and including modernism. Each week in the lectures, a performance text and artefacts will be examined in detail both in their origi...

  • Research Paper (Music Theatre)THTR40007

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    The research paper should identify and critically reflect on an issue persuasively presented as relevant to the candidate’s major project. It should demonstrate a capacity for critical investigation and discrimination and address context as well as identify pertinent thematic, technical, stylisti...

  • Writing for Performance 3 (Portfolio)THTR70010

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    In this subject students work to develop both solo and group work seeded in semester one. A portfolio of writing projects is created, including one major, full-length work and one minor, shorter work, in different forms. Students have the option to write in different forms (plays, postdramatic te...

  • Research Methods (Music Theatre)THTR40006

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    A weekly seminar that begins to introduce and examine the relationship between research and practice within the context of practice led research. This seminar acquaints students with a range of research methods and research paradigms, key issues and practical skills relevant to the creative arts....

  • Discipline Skills B (Sound Design)THTR60041

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Discipline Skills B (Sound Design) is further develops the skills and materials introduced in Discipline Skills A (Sound Design). On completion of this subject students should have demonstrated skills in generating and designing a multi-media performance using computer based hardware and purpose ...

  • Research and New Performance WritingTHTR70006

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This seminar subject is designed to enrich writers' understanding of investigation and research in the context of extended writing projects. Students will engage with a range of contemporary Australian and international trends in writing for performance, focusing on practices of investigation and...

  • Writing for Performance 1 (Solo)THTR70008

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    In this practice-based subject the student writer undertakes a range of writing classes and exercises with the aim of developing techniques for the generation and structuring of original material for live performance; in working to a brief in diverse professional circumstances; and in evolving an...

  • Performing Arts Practice 3B (DR)THTR30029

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject expands creative and technical knowledge and experience gained over the previous two and a half years by placing the student in a key position in a practical environment. Through negotiation involving career planning, students are assigned a project specific to their individual learn...

  • Performance Technology 2BTHTR20035

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject should build on the core skills developed in Performance Technology 2A. The new module Electrics in Theatre should introduce students to electrical OH&S, electrical componentry, soldering, fault finding, and generic simple maintenance.

  • Performance and Community EngagementTHTR90009


    The subject will examine the social, cultural, artistic, philosophical and ethical content and context of the interface of performance with Community and Cultural Development (CCD) practice in Australia and internationally. Study will be conducted through lectures, readings, group discussions, wo...

  • The Artist's ToolboxTHTR20023

    Offered:February, JulyYear:2019

    Having a “great idea” you want to get off the ground is one thing, being able to effectively describe, promote and manage it, is entirely another. “The Artist's Toolbox” provides aspiring artists, entrepreneurs, and project visionaries of all disciplines, with the management skills required to co...

  • Writing from PerformanceTHTR70011

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject focuses the student on the task of writing from/after performance. Like all art, live performance is constituted in part by some elements and enigmas that are not easily expressed by means of language. The subject familiarises the student/artist with established conventions and tradi...

  • Professional Pathway Investigation BTHTR30031

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject is an extension of the practical skills taught in Professional Pathways A The students will analyse their possibilities for progression through the industry. A variety of industry professionals will deliver presentations describing their own Professional pathway Each presentation wil...