Theatre and Performance
Welcome to Theatre & Performance at UNE! We offer unique courses in both practical and theoretical aspects of theatre: the Bachelor of Arts (Theatre and Performance) and the Master of Applied Theatre Studies. These courses are offered full-time and part-time and can be studied on-campus, off-campus and online.
Why Study Theatre and Performance at UNE?
Our courses offer both practical and theoretical Theatre and Performance units online and off campus, as well as on campus. Off campus study is relevant to people who want to develop their skills or knowledge in order to be involved in the practice of theatre, either professionally or as part of an amateur group, as well as those who simply want to learn more about the history of theatre, its practice, and its role in our society. Some units of study have mandatory intensive schools which require attendance on campus, usually for four days, during the relevant trimester, but many others are fully online. This gives you the flexibility to plan your study around other commitments.
Theatre and Performance at UNE has a fully-equipped theatre with a fly tower, two workshop studios, a wardrobe and props room, a carpentry workshop and a script library. UNE is also home to the Campbell Howard collection of Australian play scripts and the Stage on Screen collection of video materials on Australian theatre.
Theatre and Performance has an extensive library, which includes out-of-print and and rare items. To view the catalogue of all titles held in the Script Library, please follow the link: UNE Theatre Studies Script Library Catalogue. Select 'Guest Account' to access the catalogue. Membership of the Script Library is required to be able to borrow any items.
- Bachelor of Arts
- Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws
- Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
- Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business
- Bachelor of Education (Secondary Arts)
You can also study Theatre and Performance as an elective in almost any Bachelor's course offered at UNE; check the course rules to see how many electives you are permitted to include. Any student accepted into UNE is welcome to enrol in the introductory units (THEA110 and THEA111) and then progress to more advanced units after satisfactorily completing them.
- THEA110/THEA 210 Ideas of Theatre I
- THEA111 Ideas of Theatre II
- THEA134/THEA234 Speaking in Public
- THEA202 Creative Arts Performance and Analysis I
- THEA302 Creative Arts Performance and Analysis II*
- THEA304/THEA504 The Classic Play and Performance Now
- THEA307/THEA407 The Actor's Craft
- THEA317/THEA517 Australia on Stage
- THEA318/THEA518 Minorities and Majorities in Australian Theatre
- THEA321/THEA521 Scriptwriting for the Theatre
- THEA330/THEA430 The Role of the Director
- THEA333/THEA433 Directing and Production
- THEA390/THEA490 Performance Studies in Context
- THEA402 Creative Arts Performance and Analysis III
- THEA501 Performance Preparation and Research
- THEA502 The Entrepreneurial Theatre Maker
- THEA503 Advanced Theatre Performance and Analysis
- EDAE317/EDAE417 Drama Skills for Secondary Teachers
*Please read About THEA302 first. A satisfactory proposal must be completed and approved before permission to enrol in the unit is complete.
Thinking about studying ARTS301 or ARTS302?
If you are interested in enrolling in the independent study units ARTS301 Research and Professional Practice or ARTS302 Research and Professional Practice II, please read about enrolling in ARTS301 or ARTS302 first. You will need to fill in a Project Proposal Form and have your project approved before enrolling.
If you are enrolled in a postgraduate award, you might like to consider enrolling in ARTS501 or ARTS502, which are also project- and/or research-oriented units.
Many of our graduates have gone on to work as drama teachers in secondary schools. Some have progressed to specialised actor training institutions and work in the profession. Others are employed in a range of occupations where exceptional oral communication and public presentation skills are required.
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