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THEA422 Theatre of Australasia

A comparative study of selected theatre texts and performances from New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific.

This paper surveys some of the major developments and artists within theatre and performance in Australasia (Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand).

Paper title Theatre of Australasia
Paper code THEA422
Subject Theatre Studies
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2023 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,206.91
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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72 300-level THEA points
THEA 322
Students who have not passed the normal prerequisite may be admitted with approval from the Programme Co-ordinator.
Students who have not passed the normal prerequisite may be admitted with approval from the Head of Programme.

Teaching staff

Teaching staff: Associate Professor Hilary Halba

Paper Structure

This subject is largely assessed through critical writing and/or oral presentations.
Further information on assessments is given in the course outline, which is updated annually.

Teaching Arrangements

This subject is largely taught through lectures and seminars.

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, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
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Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the subject will gain general literacy in key Australian and New Zealand theatrical authors, styles, forms, terms and so on, as well as skills in research, essay writing and articulating ideas in a critical fashion.

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Not offered in 2023

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system