2018 Winter School Subject List

Being There: Theories of Performance (PRFM2601) - Opens 04 Oct 2016

Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Performance Studies
Level: Undergraduate
Credit Points: 6

(1) Dr Justine Shih Pearson - justine.shih.pearson@sydney.edu.au

(1) Dr Amanda Card - amanda.card@sydney.edu.au

Start Date: 16 Jan 2017 
End Date: 03 Feb 2017 
Capacity: 20 
Status: Places available 
Applications Open: 04 Oct 2016 
Applications Close: 04 Jan 2017 
Census date: 30 Jan 2017 
On-time withdrawals close: 30 Jan 2017 
Available to audit: No
Open to HSC graduates?: No


  1. Prerequisite: - 

    18 Junior credit points from subject areas listed in Table A


What is performance, and how can we understand what it is that performance does? This unit of study will introduce students to the study of performance, and the particular problems associated with approaching a phenomenon that is often ephemeral, experiential in nature, and frequently shrouded in mystery. Students will learn key theoretical and methodological approaches to the study and practice of a range of performance genres, including, but not limited to theatre and other artistic practices.


1000 word Reading Response (30%); 800 word Research Proposal (20%); 2500 word Research Essay (50%)


Start Date: 16 Jan 2017     End Date: 03 Feb 2017


Tue, Wed & Fri: 9:00 - 10:30 hrs

Tutorials: Tue, Wed & Fri: 11:00 - 13:00 hrs


Teachers College Seminar Room 436