Drama on Stage and Screen
University of Otago
Dunedin, New Zealand
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
The study of conventions and techniques of drama and performance both on stage and on screen, using texts drawn from cinema and television as well as theatre.
The course introduces students to the conventions and techniques of drama both on stage and on screen, using texts drawn from the cinema and the theatre. The selection of texts represents a variety of dramatic types from a wide range of periods and cultures, including Renaissance England, late 19C Russia, mid-late 20C United States, modern Britain, and Aotearoa/New Zealand.
-Knowledge of a number of exemplary plays and films
-An understanding of fundamental dramatic, theatrical and cinematic terms and concepts
-The ability to analyse play texts, films and theatrical performance
-Fundamental library research skills
-It will develop writing skills and introduce students to presenting their research and analysis in oral seminars
Course Structure: Lecture based
Textbooks: Text books are not required for this paper.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Some courses may require additional fees.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.