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    Performance as a cultural phenomenon in relation to a variety of historical and theoretical approaches to research methodology.

    About this paper

    Paper title Performance Research
    Subject Theatre Studies
    EFTS 0.15
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Not offered in 2024, expected to be offered in 2025 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $981.75
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    PERF 201 or THEA 211 or THEA 221
    THEA 423
    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

    Paper Co-ordinator: Dr Suzanne Little


    THEA 323 course reader can be purchased from the University print shop at the beginning of the semester and is available on Blackboard.

    Course outline

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

    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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    Learning Outcomes

    Students who successfully complete the paper will:

    • Develop an understanding of a variety of research methods useful to performance research
    • Gain an understanding of the issues and complexity involved in researching performance
    • Develop individual research interests
    • Identify and apply a research lens appropriate to the study and analysis of a specific performance or related topic
    • Further develop research and academic writing skills


    Not offered in 2024, expected to be offered in 2025

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
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