Theatre, Performance and Music

theatre-performance-music-featured-150x150Located in the University’s Performing Arts Centre, our program is home to internationally renowned researchers in theatre and performance studies and musicology. Our students undertake both theoretical and practice-based degrees in music performance, music composition and theatre performance. Our program provides graduate research students with the opportunity to focus on developing knowledge and expertise in their chosen discipline, as well as developing professional skills that will support their career ambitions.

Program Content

The following degrees are offered in the Theatre, Performance and Music Program:

  • 2695 Master of Arts
  • 0020 Doctor of Philosophy
  • 4066 Doctor of Philosophy (Theatre Performance)
  • 4067 Doctor of Philosophy (Music Composition)
  • 4088 Doctor of Philosophy (Music Performance)

Handbook entry for the Theatre, Performance and Music Studies PhD program

Research areas and supervisors


A/Prof Maryrose Casey
Indigenous Theatre and Performance; Intercultural Theatre; Australian Theatre Contemporary and Historical; Protest And Public Spectacle As Performance

Dr Stuart Grant
Performance Philosophy; Performance Phenomenology; Site-specific Performance; Butoh and Bodyweather; Musical Theatre

Dr Fiona Gregory
Theatre Historiography; Gender and Sexuality in Performance; Celebrity and Identity; Shakespeare Studies

A/Prof Jane Griffiths
Ancient Greek and Roman Drama; Feminist Theatre; New Writing (including playwriting); Acting; Directing

Prof Stacy Holman-Jones
Performance and Live Art; Performativity and Performative Writing; Feminist and Queer Theory; New Materialisms; Ethnography and Autoethnography; Narrative Performance; Performance Poetry

Dr Misha Myers
Digital, interactive, transmedial and immersive performance; located and site-specific performance; creative ethnography and social dramaturgy; intercultural performance training and dramaturgy.

Dr Felix Nobis