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THEA357 Special Topic: UNESCO Play Festival

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Participation in the staging of plays for, and the operation of, the 2019 UNESCO Cities of Literature Short Play Festival.

Paper title Special Topic: UNESCO Play Festival
Paper code THEA357
Subject Theatre Studies
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2021 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $913.95
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,073.40

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54 points, including at least 36 THEA points
Schedule C
Arts and Music
(i) Admission is limited; departmental permission required. (ii) May not be taken together with THEA257 in 2019 or 2021.
Enrolments for this paper are limited, and it requires departmental permission. View more information about limitations of enrolment.

School of Performing Arts (

Teaching staff

Professor Stuart Young
Associate Professor Hilary Halba


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Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper will

  • Apply and develop further skills in a combination of some of the following production roles: acting, directing, design, stage management, costumes, props, lighting and sound (design and operation), marketing and publicity
  • Develop further the skills of textual analysis and performance analysis
  • Have the ability to conduct appropriate, thorough research in preparation for fulfilling a particular role (or roles) in the staging of a play
  • Have the ability to reflect critically, in writing, on one's practice
  • Acquire an understanding of the logistics of operating an arts event/festival
  • Have the ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively with colleagues/peers

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Not offered in 2021

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system