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THEA480 Research Project

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Supervised study of an approved research topic in theatre studies, involving the writing of one or more long essays.

THEA 480 offers students the exciting challenge of developing a research essay or essays on a topic of their choosing.

Paper title Research Project
Paper code THEA480
Subject Theatre Studies
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period(s) Semester 1 (On campus)
Semester 2 (On campus)
Full Year (On campus)
1st Non standard period (26 February 2021 - 21 February 2022) (On campus)
2nd Non standard period (5 July 2021 - 26 June 2022) (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,154.90
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
72 300-level THEA points
Restriction
THEA 481
Limited to
BA(Hons), PGDipArts
Notes
Admission by application to the programme co-ordinator by 1 February 2021.
Eligibility
This paper may be taken as a single-semester or full-year paper. Prospective students should contact the Head of Theatre Studies and are required to submit a one-page proposal and bibliography for a research topic.

All projects must be approved by the Head of Theatre Studies and the Fourth-Year Co-ordinator.
Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission.
View more information about departmental permission.
Contact

spa@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Prospective candidates should contact the School of Performing Arts' office (spa@otago.ac.nz). Each candidate will be allocated one or, in some instances, two supervisors.

Paper Structure
Students are assessed on the basis of critical writing.
Teaching Arrangements

THEA 480 is a self-directed research project carried out under staff supervision. Further details are contained in the Theatre Studies Fourth-Year Handbook.

Textbooks

Please contact the School of Performing Arts office (spa@otago.ac.nz) for a copy of the most recent paper profile.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will
  • Acquire high-level critical reading, writing and research skills
  • Develop independence and self-management at a high level

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Timetable

Semester 1

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

Semester 2

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

Full Year

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

1st Non standard period (26 February 2021 - 21 February 2022)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

2nd Non standard period (5 July 2021 - 26 June 2022)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Supervised study of an approved research topic in theatre studies, involving the writing of one or more long essays.

THEA 480 offers students the exciting challenge of developing a research essay or essays on a topic of their choosing.

Paper title Research Project
Paper code THEA480
Subject Theatre Studies
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period(s) Semester 1 (On campus)
Semester 2 (On campus)
Full Year (On campus)
1st Non standard period (28 February 2022 - 27 February 2023) (On campus)
2nd Non standard period (11 July 2022 - 10 July 2023) (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,174.57
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
72 300-level THEA points
Restriction
THEA 481
Limited to
BA(Hons), PGDipArts
Notes
Admission by application to the programme co-ordinator by 1 February 2022.
Eligibility

This paper may be taken as a single-semester or full-year paper. Prospective students should contact the Fourth-Year Co-ordinator, Professor Stuart Young, and are required to submit a one-page proposal and bibliography for a research topic. All projects must be approved by the Head of Theatre Studies and the Fourth-Year Co-ordinator, and enrolments require departmental permission:
View more information about departmental permission.

Contact

spa@otago.ac.nz or stuart.young@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Convenor: Professor Stuart Young. Each candidate will be allocated one or, in some instances, two supervisors.

Paper Structure

Students are assessed on the basis of critical writing.

Teaching Arrangements

THEA 480 is a self-directed research project carried out under staff supervision. Further details are contained in the Theatre Studies Fourth-Year Handbook.

Textbooks

Please contact the School of Performing Arts office (spa@otago.ac.nz) for more information.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will
  • Acquire high-level critical reading, writing and research skills
  • Develop independence and self-management at a high level

^ Top of page

Timetable

Semester 1

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

Semester 2

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

Full Year

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

1st Non standard period (28 February 2022 - 27 February 2023)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

2nd Non standard period (11 July 2022 - 10 July 2023)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard