The Life of Performance - ARTS1121

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

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

Performance is the practice that brings creativity to life. It is fundamental to theatre-making, dance and live art; to story-telling in film, animation and games; and to communicating ideas in public relations and business. Whether your focus is artistic endeavour in professional production, cultural participation in community settings, or consumer practice in everyday life, you will learn how to analyse the significance of action and how to design experiences that engage audiences today. The Life of Performance gives you the skills to understand performance in the contemporary world. It approaches the study of performance across a broad spectrum from social rituals in local settings to multimedia events on the world stage. Through a combination of case studies and practical fieldwork, you will explore how participating in performance creates values, identities and beliefs that connect people together across global networks. This is a core Level 1 course in the Theatre and Performance Studies stream. It can also be studied as part of Creative Writing, Dance Studies, and Media, Culture and Technology.


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