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    The creation and performance of a piece of theatre.

    In class you will investigate and rehearse or devise a new or existing play/performance work. The paper will culminate in a season of public performances of that work.

    About this paper

    Paper title Creating Theatre
    Subject Theatre Studies
    EFTS 0.15
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Not offered in 2024 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $1,173.30
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    36 200-level THEA points
    Schedule C
    Arts and Music
    Students who have not passed the normal prerequisite may be admitted with approval from the Programme Co-ordinator.

    Teaching staff

    Convenor: Dr Suzanne Little

    Paper Structure

    A combination of practical workshops, lectures and rehearsals.

    Students will create a public performance at the end of the paper, so extra rehearsal and performance hours will be required outside of class time.

    Teaching Arrangements

    Please contact the School of Performing Arts office ( for a copy of the most recent paper profile.

    Readings for this paper will be drawn from a variety of textbooks. Your lecturer will give you a list of required readings at the commencement of the paper.
    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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    Learning Outcomes

    Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to:

    • Identify and solve problems in the rehearsal and/or devising and production of a performance or performances
    • Analyse ways in which a theatre-maker contributes to a theatrical ensemble effectively
    • Explore and analyse modes and forms of performance making and their applications and outcomes
    • Develop new analytical and performance skills and understandings


    Not offered in 2024

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
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