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THEA354 Creating Theatre

The creation and performance of a piece of theatre.

In class you will investigate and rehearse or devise a new or existing play/performance work. The paper will culminate in a season of public performances of that work.

Paper title Creating Theatre
Paper code THEA354
Subject Theatre Studies
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2023 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,141.35
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36 200-level THEA points
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Students who have not passed the normal prerequisite may be admitted with approval from the Programme Co-ordinator.

Teaching staff

Convenor: Dr Suzanne Little

Paper Structure

A combination of practical workshops, lectures and rehearsals.

Students will create a public performance at the end of the paper, so extra rehearsal and performance hours will be required outside of class time.

Teaching Arrangements

Please contact the School of Performing Arts office ( for a copy of the most recent paper profile.

Readings for this paper will be drawn from a variety of textbooks. Your lecturer will give you a list of required readings at the commencement of the paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to

  • Identify and solve problems in the rehearsal and/or devising and production of a performance or performances
  • Analyse ways in which a theatre-maker contributes to a theatrical ensemble effectively
  • Explore and analyse modes and forms of performance making and their applications and outcomes
  • Develop new analytical and performance skills and understandings

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Not offered in 2023

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system