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THEA341 Advanced Playwriting

The writing of a full-length play for the stage.

In this paper you will develop your own 'voice' as a playwright and will craft an original full-length play.

Paper title Advanced Playwriting
Paper code THEA341
Subject Theatre Studies
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,059.15
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,766.35

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THEA 241 or THEA 203
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Admission to THEA 341 in any year is limited. Students intending to enrol for this paper must contact Theatre Studies to complete an application form by 30 November 2017. Early applications are encouraged, but late applications may be considered.
Enrolments for this paper are limited, and it requires departmental permission.
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Teaching staff

William Evans Playwriting Fellow

Please contact the Department of Music, Theatre and Performing Arts office ( for more information.

Your lecturer will give you a list of required readings at the commencement of the paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Self-motivation.
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Learning Outcomes
This paper builds on knowledge and understanding from THEA 241. It will give you an understanding of some of cultural and historical concerns that have informed the practice of writing for theatre/film, along with an ability to critically and analytically evaluate your work and to produce a full-length play of good quality.

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Second Semester

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Monday 11:00-12:50 28-34, 36-41


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Wednesday 11:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41