Theatre and Performance Studies


The department of Theatre and Performance Studies offers a vibrant, collegial environment for postgraduate research.  Among its substantial assets are the Rex Cramphorn Studio and an audio-visual studio.

* If you are interested in this research opportunity, please see the profiles of the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies staff and contact the Postgraduate Co-ordinator, Dr Paul Dwyer ( directly to discuss your proposed project.


Dr Laura Ginters, Dr Amanda Card, Dr Glen McGillivray, Dr Paul Dwyer, Associate Professor Ian Maxwell

Research Location

Department of Performance Studies, School of Letters, Art and Media (SLAM)

Program Type



Theatre and Performance Studies focuses on the broad spectrum of performance practices, including theatre, spectacle, dance and ritual.  It draws on a range of disciplines including anthropology, history, sociology, semiotics, architecture,and theatre studies in order to analyse, theorise and understand performance, in all its variety, as complex cultural process. Some graduates move into professional theatre and dance, while others adapt their acquired expertise to inform their careers in a range of sectors such as law, medicine, PR, film and television, arts policy and management or event management.

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Anthropology, history, sociology, semiotics, theatre studies, performance studies, drama, dance, film and television, performance practice.

Opportunity ID

The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is: 481