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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 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,092.15
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,073.40

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THEA 241 or THEA 203
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Admission to THEA341 in any year is subject to departmental permission. Students intending to enrol for this paper must contact Theatre Studies to complete an application form by 23 November 2020. Early applications are encouraged, but late applications may be considered.
Enrolments for this paper are limited, and it requires departmental permission. View more information about limitations of enrolment.

Teaching staff

Course co-ordinator and teaching staff: Amanda Martin
Associate Professor Hilary Halba (Subject to change)

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 for a copy of the most recent paper profile.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
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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Semester 2

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Wednesday 14:00-14:50 28-34, 36-41


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Monday 10:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41