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THEA452 Advanced Production Project

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).

Paper title Advanced Production Project
Paper code THEA452
Subject Theatre Studies
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2023 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,409.28
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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.
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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

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Not offered in 2023

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system