Theatre and Current Events - ARTS2121

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 & Performance Studies extended minor in Arts/Education (4053)

CSS Contribution Charge: 1 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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Subject Area: Theatre and Performance Studies

Artists always respond to the issues of their time. And theatre makers are often the first to respond when an issue emerges. In this course, you will explore how artists have created works that engage audiences in current events and contemporary debates. With each issue, you will explore its social origins and key thinkers, and the methods that theatre-makers have used to respond. With the skills you develop, you will be able to analyse how theatre-makers intervene in our culture and devise performances that engage audiences in issues that concern you today. The aim is to learn how the world works within theatre and how theatre works in the world. This is a core Level 2 course in the Theatre and Performance Studies stream.

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