Theatre and drama

Theatre and dramaWhy study Theatre and drama?

If you are an undergraduate student with a strong academic record, Honours in Theatre and Drama gives you the opportunity to pursue a year long program of study (two years part-time) which combines coursework and research in a specialised area of knowledge.  You can also elect to undertake a combined Honours year and gain expertise in two areas of study for a broad-ranging qualification.  Complete the Honours program with a high overall grade to qualify for entry into the Masters by Research program, or, in cases of high achievement, direct entry into the PhD program.

Career opportunities

Theatre companies and venues, drama teaching and other education, acting and production including film and television, creative arts activity and organisation, youth and social welfare, event management and government careers.

Course information

Local students

Structure

Coursework

Two semester length Honours coursework subjects.

A thesis (12 000 words)

The writing of a thesis, carried out under the guidance of a supervisor. The thesis is designed to test your potential to conduct individual academic research, and conceive and carry out a research plan, to analyse and interpret data, to construct arguments, and produce a substantial piece of work.

OR

Performance with dissertation (8 000 words)

A performance as research project (a studio performance) with supplementary theoretical written component (a minor thesis) including a visual record on video (and possibly photographs), the recording of which is the student's responsibility.

Entry requirements

To apply for entry to honours following completion of the degree, you should have completed at least 130 credit points of Theatre and Drama subjects with an average mark of 70% or better.

How to apply

Discuss ideas for a thesis topic with your lecturers and tutors, secure the agreement of a supervisor and then apply online.

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International students

Structure

Coursework

Two semester length Honours coursework subjects.

A thesis (12 000 words)

The writing of a thesis, carried out under the guidance of a supervisor. The thesis is designed to test your potential to conduct individual academic research, and conceive and carry out a research plan, to analyse and interpret data, to construct arguments, and produce a substantial piece of work.

OR

Performance with dissertation (8 000 words)

A performance as research project (a studio performance) with supplementary theoretical written component (a minor thesis) including a visual record on video (and possibly photographs), the recording of which is the student's responsibility.

Entry requirements

To apply for entry to honours following completion of the degree, you should have completed at least 130 credit points of Theatre and Drama subjects with an average mark of 70% or better.

How to apply

Discuss ideas for a thesis topic with your lecturers and tutors, secure the agreement of a supervisor and then apply online.

Apply Now

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About the academic staff

You'll get to meet a large number of academics during your course, from tutors through to lecturers. You can view all the staff from the School of Humanities and Social Sciences or focus on staff in creative arts and screen studies.