2017 Undergraduate Courses

Theatre Major | 2017

This information is for students commencing their course in 2017. Students follow the rules and requirements for the year they commenced their course. Please refer to the Archives link in the menu for years prior to 2017.
UAC Code: 754609

A major study in Theatre offers a flexible program covering a wide range of performance-related areas. Students will be able to undertake studies that include:

  • Stagecraft
  • Introduction to lighting and sound design
  • Stage management
  • Producing live performance
  • Dramaturgy, history and theory

The course is primarily practice-based and offers opportunities to work with professional artists on the creation of contemporary theatre works. The course also emphasises theory and history as essential to the development of informed and self-reliant practitioners.

In first year, students acquire competencies in stagecraft, stage management, lighting and sound with an emphasis on collaboration and ensemble practice. In second and third year, students can select a range of Theatre Studios that cover a diverse range of areas as well as study contemporary theatre history and theory. The third year culminates in a major project where students undertake a major creative work.

A Bachelor of Performance is also offered by the Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts. Students who complete the first year of the Bachelor of Creative Arts (Theatre) to a high performance standard may be permitted to transfer into the Bachelor of Performance.


Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
CACS102Critical Frameworks in Creative Practice6Autumn
CACS101Contemporary Creative Practice6Spring
Plus TWO from the following:
CACS301Professional Practice6Spring
CACS331Contemporary Theory and Research Practice6Autumn
CAGD331New Media and Visual Communication Theory6Autumn
CAMS331Music and Culture6Autumn
CAPF331Theory and Practice of Theatre in the 20th and 21st Century6Autumn
CAVA331Contemporary Artworlds6Autumn
CAGD332Advanced Graphic Design and Visual Communication Theory6Spring
CAVA332Globalisation and Contemporary Art6Spring
CAPF333Political Dramaturgy6Spring
CAVA361Curatorial Practices6Spring
Plus the following:
CAPA111Stage Management6Autumn
CAPF111Stagecraft 16Autumn
CAPA112Introduction to Lighting and Sound6Spring
CAPF112Stagecraft 26Spring
CAPF203Generative Performance Skills 16Spring
CAPF221Theatre Studio: Performance Workshop6Autumn
CAPF222Theatre Studio: Methodologies6Autumn
CAPF231Contemporary Theatre and Text6Autumn
CAPF232Contemporary Australian Theatre and its Context6Spring
CAPF303Generative Performance Skills 26Autumn
CAPF390Major Performance Production12Spring
Plus electives to bring the total number of credit points to 144.

Credit Arrangements

Credit and articulation arrangements are available from the Course Finder. Refer to UOW's credit arrangements for information on how to apply for credit.

Other Information

Further information is available at:
UOW Course Finder
Email: lha-enquiries@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 6 February, 2017