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THEA323 Performance Research

2021 information for papers will be published in early September. 

Performance as a cultural phenomenon in relation to a variety of historical and theoretical approaches to research methodology.

Paper title Performance Research
Paper code THEA323
Subject Theatre Studies
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $904.05
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,954.75

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THEA 211 or THEA 221 or PERF 201
THEA 423
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
Paper Coordinator: Dr Suzanne Little
Paper Structure

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


THEA 323 course reader can be purchased from the University print shop at the beginning of the semester and is available on Blackboard.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will
  • Develop an understanding of a variety of research methods useful to performance research
  • Gain an understanding of the issues and complexity involved in researching performance
  • Develop individual research interests
  • Identify and apply a research lens appropriate to the study and analysis of a specific performance or related topic
  • Further develop research and academic writing skills

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First Semester

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
L1 Wednesday 10:00-11:50 10-12, 14-15, 17-22
Friday 10:00-11:50 9-12, 14, 17-22