Theatre Studies (2019)
The Theatre Studies Programme consists of both practical and theory papers. The practical papers involve group-based studies and focus on both the practice and the theory of performance. The theory papers, while often including practical work, focus more on writing by and about significant theatre practitioners and theatre performance.
Theatre Studies is available as a major for the Bachelor of Arts. Theatre Studies may also be taken as a second major or as a minor, subject to academic approval of the Faculty in which the student is enrolled.
To complete Theatre Studies as a single major, students must gain 135 points from papers listed for Theatre Studies, including 105 points above 100 level, and 60 points above 200 level. Students must complete THSTS101.
To complete Theatre Studies as part of a double major, students must gain 120 points from papers listed for Theatre Studies, including 90 points above 100 level, and 45 points above 200 level. Students must complete THSTS101.
To complete a minor in Theatre Studies students must complete 60 points from the papers listed for the Theatre Studies major, including at least 30 points above 100 level.
Note: Students who commenced a major in Theatre Studies in 2016 or prior and are undertaking their third year in 2018 will do so using existing 20 point papers. Students are encouraged to contact the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences for programme advice.
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- Prescriptions for the GradCert(TheatSt) and GradDip(TheatSt)
- Prescriptions for the PGCert(TheatSt), PGDip(TheatSt), BA(Hons) and MA
- Prescriptions for the MPhil
- Prescriptions for the PhD
- 100 Level
- 200 Level
- 300 Level
- 500 Level
- 800 Level
- 900 Level
Prescriptions for the GradCert(TheatSt) and GradDip(TheatSt)
A Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma are available to graduates who have not included Theatre Studies at an advanced level in their first degree.
For further details, contact the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Office.
Prescriptions for the PGCert(TheatSt), PGDip(TheatSt), BA(Hons) and MA
To be eligible to be considered for enrolment in graduate Theatre Studies papers, a student should normally have at least a B average in the best three of their 300 level Theatre Studies papers. Honours students will be required to complete a minimum of 90 points from THSTS coded papers.
To complete a BA(Hons) in Theatre Studies, students must gain 120 points at 500 level, including at least 30 points in research (normally THSTS591) and at least 60 points from THST coded papers listed for Theatre Studies. The following papers are considered complementary to the Theatre Studies BA(Hons) programme: ENGL502 and MUSI502.
To be eligible to be considered for enrolment in the MA in Theatre Studies, a student should have completed either:
a) a BA with a major in Theatre Studies (or equivalent) and have gained at least a B grade average across the 300 level papers, or for a qualification considered by the Academic Board to be equivalent, or
b) a BA(Hons) in Theatre Studies (or equivalent) with at least second class honours (second division).
Completion requirements for the MA in Theatre Studies vary according to admission criteria:
Students admitted under a) above must complete 180 points from approved 500 level papers, including a research foundations paper, and either a 120 point thesis, a 90 point thesis or a 60 point dissertation.
Students admitted under b) above must complete a 120 point thesis, a 90 point thesis and a further 30 points from approved 500 level papers, or a 60 point dissertation and a further 60 points from approved 500 level papers.
Prescriptions for the MPhil
The Master of Philosophy is a one year research-based degree in which students undertake a programme of approved and supervised research that leads to a thesis which critically investigates an approved topic of substance and significance, demonstrates expertise in the methods of research and scholarship, displays intellectual independence and makes a substantial original contribution to the subject area concerned, and is of publishable quality.
Prescriptions for the PhD
The Doctor of Philosophy is a three year research-based degree in which students undertake a programme of approved and supervised research that leads to a thesis which critically investigates an approved topic of substance and significance, demonstrates expertise in the methods of research and scholarship, displays intellectual independence and makes a substantial original contribution to the subject area concerned, and is of publishable quality.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location ARTSC110 Old Worlds - New Worlds 19A (Hamilton) & 19A (Tauranga) This cross-disciplinary paper offers students with a rich background for study within the Bachelor of Arts. It is structured around metaphors of journey and cultural encounter and focuses on a variety of texts, images and sounds. ARTSC111 Social Science Theory and Action 19A (Hamilton) & 19A (Tauranga) This paper introduces University of Waikato social scientists as researchers. Each presenter's research will be discussed to demonstrate how it illustrates key themes of the social sciences and their specific disciplines. DANCE101 Dance, Movement and Culture 19B (Hamilton) This paper provides practical experience with different forms of dance, an introduction to choreography, and a critical examination of how dance is influenced by societal and cultural issues. ENGLI101 Adaptations 19B (Hamilton) This paper explores the art of adaptation, examining the process of transformation that occurs when creative artists reimagine and retell stories in new ways and new media. INTLC101 International Languages and Cultures 19A (Hamilton) A cultural perspectives paper with a thematic focus on China, France, Japan, Spain and Latin America THSTS101 On Stage: Staging Theatre 19A (Hamilton) A practical/theory paper examining significant theatre styles through a study of current theatre productions including local and globally screened 'live' productions. The tutorial workshops develop theatre protocols, concepts introduced in lectures and include group theatre exercises.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location ENGLI202 Shakespeare's Worlds 19B (Hamilton) This paper explores Shakespeare's worlds in performance and in print, examining his plays and poems in the context of the dynamic cultural outputs from many other Renaissance artists. MUSIC226 Music Theatre 19T (Hamilton) This course provides a historical overview of British and American musical theatre and an introduction to the production processes and stagecraft associated with musicals, combined with practical exploration of a variety of singing, acting and dancing styles. THSTS202 Theatre Workshop 19B (Hamilton) An advanced theoretical and practical study of contemporary performance, the work of leading contemporary theatre practitioners and actor training methodologies. THSTS212 Theory and Practice of Contemporary Play Texts 19B (Hamilton) A mixed practical and theoretical paper, designed to develop a stronger awareness and knowledge of rehearsal and stage performance protocols and proven performance techniques based on selected practitioners. Students prepare and perform monologues, scenes, songs for critique and feedback. THSTS260 Exploring the Physical in Theatre 19A (Hamilton) This paper charts the use of the term 'physical theatre', providing an overview of the areas of debate in the field. Workshops are contextualised by theoretical readings exploring the landscape from which the term emerged.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location THSTS301 Play Production 19A (Hamilton) This paper develops the relationship between a conceptual and a pragmatic understanding of theatre by mounting a play for public performance. Students form an ensemble group and contribute to all aspects of the production process; research, rehearsal, props, marketing. THSTS308 Creating Theatre 19B (Hamilton) A practical paper, supported by theory and research, which utilises performance techniques to develop, devise and create a public performance at the end of the semester. Students will contribute to all aspects of the production process. THSTS390 Directed Study 19A (Hamilton) & 19B (Hamilton) This paper offers students the opportunity to undertake advanced research on a specific topic within Theatre Studies.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location THSTS544 Embodiment and Performance 19Y (Hamilton) Advanced practical and theoretical study of interdisciplinary perspectives on embodiment and performance for theatre studies and dance as this paper will combine graduate studies in theatre and dance. THSTS560 Special Topic: Applied Theatre 19C (Hamilton) This paper introduces the nature, contexts and purposes of applied theatre practice. Students will explore how theatre can be used as a tool for critical enquiry, empowerment and social change. THSTS561 Special Topic 19B (Hamilton) No description available. THSTS590 Directed Study 19A (Hamilton) & 19B (Hamilton) Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff. THSTS591 Dissertation 19C (Hamilton) A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation. THSTS592 Dissertation 19C (Hamilton) A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation. THSTS593 Theatre Studies Thesis 19C (Hamilton) An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research. THSTS594 Theatre Studies Thesis 19C (Hamilton) An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location THSTS800 Theatre Studies MPhil Thesis 19C (Hamilton) No description available.
2019 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 15 November 2018 2:19pm