Performance and Popular Culture - ARTS2123

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

School: School of the Arts and Media

Course Outline: School of the Arts and Media

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: 30 units of credit at Level 1

CSS Contribution Charge: 1 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

Available for General Education: Yes (more info)

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Subject Area: Theatre and Performance Studies
This course can also be studied in the following specialisation: Media, Culture and Technology

ARTS2123 is a Level 2 elective in the Theatre and Performance Studies major. Tracing the influence of popular performance genres on contemporary culture, and drawing on theories of both popular culture and everyday social performance, this course unravels the complex ways in which the popular gives rise to new social movements, alternative 'styles', resistive practices and transgressive acts. It looks at sites such as theme parks, reality TV programs, tourist cultures, live art and the digital world of Second Life to ask whether there is a role for popular culture in mobilising and representing change.

Media, Film and Theatre

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