The supervised study of an approved topic in theatre studies, involving research and leading to the presentation of a dissertation of between 12,000 and 13,000 words.
THEA 490 offers students the exciting challenge of developing their own research project, spending an extended period of work on a topic of their choosing and writing a dissertation on this topic.
|Teaching period||Full Year (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$2,413.09|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- 72 300-level THEA points
- Limited to
- BA(Hons), PGDipArts
- Admission by application to the programme co-ordinator by 1 February 2022.
This is a full-year paper, which is taken across two consecutive semesters. Prospective students should contact the Fourth-Year Co-ordinator, Professor Stuart Young. They are required to submit a topic, an outline (one to two pages) of their dissertation and a bibliography. All projects must be approved by the Head of Programme and the Fourth-Year Co-ordinator, and enrolments require departmental permission.
- More information link
View more information on the School of Performing Arts' website
- Teaching staff
Convenor: Professor Stuart Young. Each candidate will be allocated one or, in some instances, two supervisors.
- Paper Structure
- Students are assessed on a written critical dissertation.
- Teaching Arrangements
THEA 490 is carried out under staff supervision. Further details are contained in the Theatre Programme Fourth-Year Handbook.
Please contact the School of Performing Arts office for a copy of the most recent paper profile.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy,
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will:
- Acquire high-level critical reading, writing and research skills
- Develop independence and self-management at a high level