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THEA454 Special Topic: UNESCO Play Festival

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

Paper title Special Topic: UNESCO Play Festival
Paper code THEA454
Subject Theatre Studies
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2021 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,348.60
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,801.79

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72 300-level THEA points
(i) Admission to THEA454 requires departmental permission. Students wishing to apply for this paper must contact Theatre Studies to complete an application form and to arrange an interview or audition. (ii) 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.
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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 enhanced skills in a combination of some of the following roles: production management, directing, design, acting, stage management, costumes, props, lighting and sound (design and operation), marketing and publicity
  • Develop advanced skills of textual 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
  • Develop an understanding of, and experience in, the organisation of an arts 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