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Study Performing Arts at Otago

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Overview

Performing Arts Studies is a programme for students who wish to pursue learning across a range of performance-based disciplines such as dance, drama, design, media and music. The programme is designed to develop an understanding of the theory and practice of interdisciplinary performance activities in a variety of social and cultural contexts. It offers the intellectual challenge of creating and contextualising performance events.

As an interdisciplinary programme, the Performing Arts major links papers offered by participating departments and programmes across several Divisions, including Dance, Design Studies, Film and Media Studies, Music, Te Tumu - School of Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies, and Theatre Studies.

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Information for new applicants

Note: No new students will be accepted in 2013 for Performing Arts Studies as a major or minor subject. Returning or recommencing students who require PERF 201 and/or PERF 301 must complete those papers in 2013. For advice on future study options, please consult Theatre Studies staff, theatre.studies@otago.ac.nz

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Contact details

Email us at performing.arts@otago.ac.nz or visit our home page http://www.otago.ac.nz/performingarts

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Qualifications

Papers

See the full list of Performing Arts Studies (PERF) papers.

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Programme Requirements

Bachelor of Performing Arts

LevelPapersPoints
100-level

MUSI 101  Materials of Music 1

THEA 122  Drama on Stage and Screen

THEA 153  Voice and Movement

One of
PHSE 115  Fundamentals of Dance or PHSE 116  Elements of Dance

One of
MUSI 131  Composition 1
MUSI 135  Songwriting
MUSI 140  Performance Studies
MUSI 146  Professional Practice 1A
MUSI 156  Professional Practice 1B

18

18

18

 
18

 
18

200-level

MUSI 265  Music and Theatre

THEA 221  Truth and Representation

THEA 252  The Actor’s Imagination

One of
MUSI 231  Composition 2
MUSI 235  Contemporary Composition
MUSI 240  Performance Studies 2
MUSI 246  Professional Practice 2A
MUSI 256  Professional Practice 2B

18

18

18

 

18

300-level

PERF 301 Performance Project

One of
THEA 351 Performing Shakespeare
THEA 352 Directing
THEA 353 Bicultural Theatre, and

Either
MUSI 340 Performance Studies 3 (18 points) and 18 further 300-level MUSI, THEA or PHSE (Dance only) points
or
MUSI 331 Composition Projects (36 points).

18

 

18

 

36

Plus

36 further MUSI, THEA, PHSE (Dance only) points at 200-level or above

90 further points in any subjects

36

90

Total 360

Note: In approved cases, the structure of the programme above may be varied to include one or more of MUSI 141, 241, 341.

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