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THEA454 Special Topic: UNESCO Play Festival

Participation in the staging of plays for, and the organisation of, the 2019 UNESCO Cities of Literature Short Play Festival.

Paper title Special Topic: UNESCO Play Festival
Paper code THEA454
Subject Theatre Studies
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Full Year
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,307.76
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,439.89

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72 300-level THEA points. Note: 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.
Admission to THEA 454 requires departmental permission. Students wishing to apply for this paper must contact Theatre Studies to complete an application form and to arrange an interview or audition.
Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission. View more information about departmental permission.
Teaching staff

Professor Stuart Young

Associate Professor Hilary Halba


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Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes
  • Apply and develop enhanced skills in a combination of some of the following roles: production management, directing, design, acting, stage management, costumes, props, lighting and sound (design and operation), marketing and publicity
  • Advanced skills of textual analysis
  • Ability to conduct appropriate, thorough research in preparation for fulfilling a particular role (or roles) in the staging of a play
  • Ability to reflect critically, in writing, on one's practice
  • An understanding of, and experience in, the organisation of an arts festival
  • Ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively with colleagues/peers

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Full Year

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


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A1 Monday 15:00-16:50 14-16, 18-22
Wednesday 15:00-15:50 28-34


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A1 Monday 13:00-14:50 28-34, 36-38, 40
Tuesday 13:00-14:50 28-34, 36-38, 40
Wednesday 13:00-14:50 29-34, 36-38, 40
Thursday 14:00-14:50 28-34, 36-38, 40
A2 Monday 15:00-16:50 28-34, 36-38, 40
Tuesday 15:00-16:50 28-34, 36-38, 40
Wednesday 16:00-16:50 28-34, 36-38, 40
Thursday 15:00-16:50 28-34, 36-38, 40