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    Advanced study of 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 0.1667
    Points 20 points
    Teaching period Not offered in 2024 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $1,240.75
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    72 300-level THEA points
    THEA 323

    Teaching staff

    Paper Co-ordinator: Associate Professor Suzanne Little


    The THEA 323 course reader and THEA 423 supplementary course reader can be purchased from the University print shop at the beginning of the semester, and are 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 advanced 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 appropriately to the study and analysis of a specific performance or related topic
    • Further develop research and academic writing skills


    Not offered in 2024

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
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