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THEA451 Advanced Directing

The art of directing, through the study of the work of leading directors and through practical application, including the direction of two short plays.

In this full-year paper, you will develop your own 'voice' as a theatre director. You will direct three varied pieces, including one in a non-theatre environment and a Lunchtime Theatre project.

Paper title Advanced Directing
Paper code THEA451
Subject Theatre Studies
EFTS 0.3333
Points 40 points
Teaching period Full Year
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,239.44
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $8,877.11

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72 300-level THEA points (including THEA 352 or THEA 311). Note: With approval from the Programme Co-ordinator, the normal prerequisite may be waived for students with an equivalent level of knowledge. To do this, apply for Special Permission at the Review and Submit stage of your application.
(i) The prerequisite THEA 352 or THEA 311 may be replaced by an approved equivalent. (ii) Admission to THEA 451 in any year is limited. Students intending to enrol for this paper must contact the programme co-ordinator by 1 February 2018. Late applications may be considered.
Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission. View more information about departmental permission.
Teaching staff

Paper Coordinator: To be advised
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Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes
This paper will deepen your understanding of the role of the director, in both theory and practice. You will enhance skills in creative imagination, interpretation and analysis, and in working with text, space and actors.

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Full Year

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Monday 10:00-11:50 9-16, 18-22, 28-34, 36-41
Tuesday 11:00-12:50 9-16, 18-22