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.
|Teaching period||Not offered in 2018|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,098.05|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,352.87|
- 72 300-level THEA points
- Limited to
- BA(Hons), PGDipArts
- All projects must be approved by the Head of Programme and Theatre Studies Postgraduate
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.
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of Music, Theatre and Performing Arts' website
- 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,
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
- 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