Master of Theatre (Writing)

    • CRICOS Code: 075502B

    What will I study?


    Gain the skills to conceptualise, realise and present original writing for performance and/or performance oriented projects in diverse form. And learn to evaluate, discriminate and make informed choices as part of writing practice within aesthetic domains

    Subjects studied

    Research and new performance writing

    This seminar subject is designed to enrich your understanding of investigation and research in the context of extended writing projects. Engage with a range of contemporary Australian and international trends in writing for performance, focusing on practices of investigation and reflection, with a view to structural and formal innovation. Guest writers will discuss their processes and approaches to the creation of new forms.

    Dramaturgy, text and performance

    This subject focuses on high level close reading and analysis of existing plays and scenarios drawn from Greek, Shakespearean and nineteenth century movements to contemporary developments such as the postdramatic.

    Writing or performance solo and collaboration

    In this practice-based subject, take on a range of writing classes and exercises. Develop techniques for the generation and structuring of original material for live performance.

    Writing for performance

    Become familiar with conventions and traditions pertinent to writing from/after performance. These include review, the critical review and analysis, exegesis, dissertation, thesis and reflection.

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    1 year full-time

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