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Theatre Studies 3&4

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Nick Waxman Theatre Studies 34
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Theatre as a form of cultural expression has been made and performed for audiences from the earliest times and is an integral part of all cultures. Theatre is ever evolving and exists as entertainment, education, ritual, an agent of change, a representation of values and a window on society. Theatre practice has developed and has influenced cultures over many centuries through a wide variety of productions in diverse spaces and venues for a range of audiences. Theatre-makers work as playwrights, actors, directors and designers, producing theatre for diverse purposes. Please note there will be some on-campus elements to this subject.

Unit focus areas

Theatre Studies Unit 3 - Producing theatre

Theatre Studies Unit 4 - Presenting an interpretation


  • For Units 3 and 4, students need to be based in, or willing to travel to, Melbourne to attend productions on up to three occasions and attend an in-person performance exam for Units 3 and 4.
  • Students undertaking Units 3 and 4 Theatre Studies need to have completed Units 1 and 2 Theatre Studies and/or Units 1 and 2 Drama.


Students complete School- Assessed Coursework for Unit 3 (30%) and Unit 4 (15%), as well as a performance examination (30%) and a written examination (25%).

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