Theatre

Please note: Information on this page relates to the 2014 academic year unless otherwise specified.

This subject is taught by the School of English, Film, Theatre, and Media Studies.

Overview

From Shakespeare to Shortland Street, from a simple chalk square to the most elaborate multimedia setting, Theatre offers the seductive possibility of getting into someone else's skin, of seeing life through a new pair of eyes. A Bachelor of Arts (BA) major in Theatre gives you an opportunity to understand this impulse. It aims at an understanding of art forms that both affirm and question the most fundamental values of individuals and societies. Within a university context of teaching and research, practical creative work is integrated with literary, critical and historical study in the belief that experience of the craft is an essential ingredient in understanding the art. Acting, technical work, directing and public performance form an important part of the Programme's approach to the study of Theatre although we do not aim to provide vocational training.

Undergraduate information

BA major requirements

  1. THEA 101 and 20 further points from ENGL, MDIA, FILM or THEA 100–199
  2. THEA 201, 20 points from THEA 202–299; and 20 further points from THEA 200–299, THFI 200–299
  3. 20 points from THEA 300–399, and 20 further points from THEA 300–399, THFI 300–399

Postgraduate information

Postgraduate qualifications in Theatre

For information specific to Theatre, please see our Postgraduate Study page. For information about the postgraduate qualifications, please click on the Faculty and School links below.

How to find out more

You can order more information on this subject using our Request for Study Material form.

Victoria's Student Recruitment, Admission and Orientation Office offers advice on courses and help with planning your degree.

Contact the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences' Student and Academic Services Office for information on admission, qualifications and courses, course advice and selection criteria, exemptions and prerequisites.

Theatre courses are taught within the School of English, Film, Theatre, and Media Studies.
Theatre Reception: Ground Level, 83 Fairlie Terrace.
Email: theatre@vuw.ac.nz

Related subjects and careers

Related subjects Careers

Art History
Classical Studies
Cultural Anthropology
Design
English Literature
Film
History
Media Studies
Music

Actor
Arts administrator
Broadcasting
Director
Journalist
Playwright
Script editor
Scriptwriter
Stage manager
Teacher
Theatre and media producer

To view the latest Career View: Theatre brochure from Vic Careers, please see the PDF in the table below

Document File Size File Type
PDF Icon Career View: Theatre 530 KB PDF

List of courses

Please note: the list of courses displays undergraduate– and postgraduate–level courses for this subject.

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