Theatre and Performance - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Theatre and Performance

Drama student production of Hamlet

In the Theatre and Performance major, you’ll study theatre history, acting, directing and performance leadership, culminating in a fully realised original performance. The major is designed to prepare you to work as a performance maker or educator in the vibrant live performance industry.

Depending on your choice of electives, you can work with a professional director, explore physical theatre, develop your scriptwriting, or undertake an industry placement to build practical skills and valuable industry networks.

This major also builds skills in communication, creative problem solving, critical analysis, teamwork, time management and leadership.

Career opportunities

Director, actor, playwright, producer, educator, performer, community arts worker.

Major (8)

For a major in Theatre and Performance, students must successfully complete 8 courses:

CourseSemester of offerRequisites
DRA100 Acting 1: The actor's craft
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 1, Semester 2
 
DRA102 Exploring Twentieth Century Theatre
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 2
  • Moreton Bay: Semester 2
  • Online: Semester 2
Anti: DRA302
CMN200 Writing for Screens
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 1
  • Moreton Bay: Semester 1
  • Online: Semester 1
 
DRA202 Directing Performance: Contemporary Perspectives
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 1, Semester 2
Pre: DRA100
DRA206 Acting 2: Contemporary Voice and Text
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 1
Anti: DRA200
DRA300 Theatre Production
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 1
Pre: DRA100
Anti: DRA204
DRA301 Devising Performance
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 2
Pre: DRA202
EGL205 Imagined Homelands: An Exploration of Australian Literature
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 2
  • Moreton Bay: Semester 2
  • Online: Semester 2
 

Minor (4)

For a minor in Theatre and Performance, students must successfully complete 4 courses:

CourseSemester of offerRequisites
DRA100 Acting 1: The actor's craft
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 1, Semester 2
 
DRA102 Exploring Twentieth Century Theatre
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 2
  • Moreton Bay: Semester 2
  • Online: Semester 2
Anti: DRA302
DRA202 Directing Performance: Contemporary Perspectives
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 1, Semester 2
Pre: DRA100
DRA206 Acting 2: Contemporary Voice and Text
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 1
Anti: DRA200