Learn Why Live Performance Matters in a Media-Savvy World
Explore live performance in all its diversity through Theatre and Performance Studies at UNSW. Be part of stage plays with professional directors, work with a team on collaborative creations, stage an action in public spaces or undertake work as a solo performer. Studying Theatre and Performance will help you uncover the creativity of performance around us.
Gain Practical Industry Experience
Our academics are experts in both theory and practice. You’ll study theatre history, contemporary performance, writing and performing, live arts, multimedia, dance and entertainment. Our courses combine practical experience with intellectual exploration and will prepare you for a career in the creative arts.
Our courses are industry-linked. There are opportunities to collaborate with professional artists and gain experience with production companies, venues, and publishers such as Bangarra, Belvoir, Carriageworks, Critical Path, Force Majeure, Griffin Theatre, Hayes Theatre, PACT, Performance Space, Performing Lines, Sydney Dance Company, Sydney Festival and Urban Theatre Projects.
Enjoy Access to our Modern Performance Spaces
The UNSW Creative Practice Lab brings creativity to life with state-of-the-art teaching, studio, and workshop spaces. The specialised lab manages the school’s performance venues, rehearsal studios and technical resources, and gives students, researchers and artists the chance to develop new work and participate in several events and performances throughout the year.
Combine Creative Practice with a Range of Interdisciplinary Electives
Studying Theatre and Performance will open doors to acting on stage and beyond. You’ll learn skills in practical collaboration and in-depth critical analysis, which will support your study across multiple disciplines. With a diverse range of skills, students are prepared for careers in:
- Performance Making
- Producing and Directing
- Script Writing
- Arts Management and Administration
- Communications and Journalism
- Reviewing Art and Theatre
- Event Management and Publicity
- Teaching Drama in Secondary Schools
- Education and Research
You’ll also be free to study Theatre and Performance in combination with other subjects like Business, Communications, Creative Writing, English, Film Studies, History, Languages, Marketing, Media, Music, Philosophy, Sociology and Anthropology.