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THEA491 Dissertation

A single-semester paper representing half of THEA 490 (normally taken by approved students in the second semester and again in the first semester of the following year).

THEA 491 offers students the exciting challenge of developing their own research project, spending an extended period of work on a topic of their choosing and writing a dissertation on this topic.

Paper title Dissertation
Paper code THEA491
Subject Theatre Studies
EFTS 0.1667
Points 40 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2018
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,098.05
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,352.87

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72 300-level THEA points
Limited to
BA(Hons), PGDipArts
All projects must be approved by the Head of Programme and Theatre Studies Postgraduate Liaison.

This is a full-year paper in which students start in the second semester of the year and complete at the end of the first semester in the following year. Candidates are required to submit a topic, an outline (one to two pages) of their dissertation and a bibliography.

Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission.
View more information about departmental permission.
Teaching staff
Prospective candidates should contact the Department of Music, Theatre and Performing Arts office. Each candidate will be allocated one or, in some instances, two supervisors.
Paper Structure
Students are assessed on the basis of a written critical dissertation.
Teaching Arrangements
THEA 491 is carried out under staff supervision.
Further details are contained in the Theatre Studies Fourth-Year Handbook.
Please contact the Theatre Studies office.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
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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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Not offered in 2018

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system