Writing for Performance - ARTS2120

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; or 24 units of credit and enrolment in a Theatre and Performance Studies extended minor in Arts/Education (4053) or a Creative Writing minor in Arts/Law (4782)

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: Creative Writing

This course explores the ways that writing performs, not merely describing the world but actively re-shaping it, in the way it structures thought, feeling, encounter, and memory. Through weekly lectures, guided workshops, and readings and exercises outside of class, you will explore a variety of theatrical and performative ‘modes’. Ultimately these will be directed toward writing you will create for a performed situation – which may be delivered live by a performer or performers in a theatre, encountered by a seated or mobile audience, experienced through media such as headphones or hypertext, or some other combination. But in doing so we will take inspiration from the way language works all around us, whether in the theatre or beyond.


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