The study of conventions and techniques of drama and performance both on stage and on screen, using texts drawn from cinema and television as well as theatre.
A variety of plays and films are drawn from different periods and cultures, including Aotearoa New Zealand.
About this paper
|Drama on Stage and Screen
|Semester 2 (On campus)
|Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD )
|International Tuition Fees
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- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
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- Teaching staff
Course Coordinator: Ryan Hartigan
- Paper Structure
The paper is taught through lectures and tutorials.
In lectures and tutorials students have the opportunity to perform scenes from plays studied in the paper.
Students attend and analyse live performances.
There are screenings of cinematic texts.
- Teaching Arrangements
Assessment includes quizzes, performance analysis, a short seminar presentation, a group performance project, and a comparative essay.
A list of books and plays to be studied can be found on the University Bookshop's website.
- Course outline
Please contact the School of Performing Arts office (email@example.com) for a copy of the most recent course outline.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will:
- Develop knowledge of a number of exemplary plays and films
- Develop an understanding of fundamental dramatic, theatrical and cinematic terms and concepts
- Develop the ability to analyse play texts, films and theatrical performance
- Develop fundamental library research skills
- Develop writing skills and be introduced to presenting their research and analysis in oral seminars