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  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • Discipline Skills A (Lighting Design)THTR60033

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Discipline Skills A (Lighting Design) addresses knowledge and techniques specific to the discipline of lighting design in the performing arts. Through skills classes and contextual seminars the subject explores the role of the designer as part of a creative team, defining the skills, qualities an...

  • 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...

  • 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....

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Critical and Theoretical Studies 6FINA30018

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    The subject provides a series of optional seminars, offered on rotation and developed by individual staff, that deal with topics and issues in contemporary artistic theory, aesthetics, criticism or art history. Each seminar program is delivered at a level of conceptualisation presuming familiarit...

  • Studio Materials and Methods BFINA60010

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject addresses and introduces students to the field of contemporary art practice through a series of set projects that will explore the basic materials, methods and concepts of sculpture and digital and installation art forms. Developed specifically for Graduate Certificate students, this...

  • PhD ResearchFINA80001

    Offered:Time-based ResearchYear:2019

  • Major Project (Visual Art)FINA40003

    Offered:Year LongYear:2019

    At the time of selection the written outline of the proposed major project is submitted. This provides the framework for developing the lines of inquiry taken by the student. Through the course of independent research students undertake their year-long project under the guidance of their individu...

  • Professional PerspectivesFINA70008

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Professional Perspectives is a Professional Development Seminar. Areas to be considered include various aspects of proposal writing, professional exhibition models, professional documentation of artwork, ethical conduct/public liability, intellectual property, curatorial /museum sector questions,...

  • Perspectives in Art & Cultural Theory 4FINA70013

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    A series of weekly seminars dealing with the critical investigation of a significant topic in contemporary cultural theory. The course is run as a reading group and critical workshop. Discussion is focussed on critical methods demonstrated in the reading material and, according to opportunity, on...