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    The staff-led creation and realisation of a theatrical production (or productions) for public performance.

    The paper focuses on a specific theatrical genre or topic, e.g. documentary/verbatim theatre and performance, on which students undertake research and then create and produce their own performance work(s).

    About this paper

    Paper title Advanced Production Project
    Subject Theatre Studies
    EFTS 0.1667
    Points 20 points
    Teaching period Not offered in 2024 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $1,448.79
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    72 300-level THEA points
    With approval from the Programme Co-ordinator, the normal prerequisite may be waived for students with an equivalent level of knowledge. To do this, apply for Special Permission at the 'Review and Submit' stage of your application.
    Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission. View more information about departmental permission.

    Teaching staff

    Convenor: Professor Stuart Young
    Associate Professor Hilary Halba

    Teaching Arrangements

    Classes include a mixture of lectures, seminars, workshops and rehearsals.

    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.
    Course outline

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

    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
    View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
    Learning Outcomes

    Students who successfully complete the paper will gain:

    • Knowledge of the form and exemplars of a particular theatrical genre or form
    • The ability to investigate, create and produce a performance work on a particular topic
    • Enhanced research skills
    • The ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively with colleagues/peers
    • The ability to reflect critically, in writing, on theatrical practice


    Not offered in 2024

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system
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