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THEA354 Creating Theatre

The creation and performance of a piece of theatre.

In class you will investigate and rehearse the script of a play in a practical context, and the paper will culminate in a season of public performances of that play.

Paper title Creating Theatre
Paper code THEA354
Subject Theatre Studies
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2020
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,080.30
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,954.75

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THEA 211 and a further 18 200-level THEA points
THEA 321
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Students who have not passed the normal prerequisite may be admitted with approval from the Programme Co-ordinator.

Teaching staff

Convenor: Associate Professor Hilary Halba

Paper Structure
A combination of practical workshops, lectures and rehearsals

Students will create a public performance at the end of the paper, so extra rehearsal hours will be required outside of class time.
Teaching Arrangements

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

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.
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 be able to
  • Analyse a play text with a view to performance
  • Utilise text analysis in performance
  • Identify and solve problems in the rehearsal and production of a play
  • Analyse ways in which a theatre-maker contributes to a theatrical ensemble effectively

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Not offered in 2020

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system