Critical performance studies

Learn about critical performance studies

Take advantage of innovative facilities, outstanding opportunities, professional engagement and hands-on practical learning as you explore all aspects of creating and performing theatre.

Why study critical performance studies?

You’ll learn from theatre professionals, gain exposure to the world of Australian and international theatre, and rapidly develop your craft as a performer, director, stage manager or producer. The craft, intuitive ability, confidence and contacts you’ll develop will serve you throughout your career as a theatre maker.

Major Focus by location
Focus Locations
MinorNote Clayton

This area of study is offered in the following courses or can be taken where you have 4 free electives. To see if you can take this area of study within a double degree select from the course offering below.

Where could this degree take you?

Jesse's life experience and passion for her performance studies led to her work as an Applied Theatre Practitioner, initiating a project helping families share their own stories.

Career options

  • Acting
  • Directing
  • Stage management
  • State, local and community groups

"I performed at the Malthouse, and the opportunity was unreal ... We had the luxury to explore the themes and work on completing the production over months throughout the semester."

- Edan Goodall