Performance students learn by doing. They explore a range of different performance areas, including production practice and investigation, contemporary performance culture, and writing performance. Students have the opportunity to further polish their creative skills by taking part in the Monash Uni Student Theatre.  They can also participate in various productions of the Monash University Academy of Performing Arts. 

Available as a minor only.

What is it?

Learn and discover how to make and interpret performance. Learn how practice and theory combine into a productive conversation with one another.  This minor provides you with numerous opportunities to create original work and to engage with professional directors in rehearsal and performance contexts. Units involve investigating the production and analysis of theatre, the practice and theory of devised performance, and the writing and production of new work.

How to Study

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Major: 8 units (48 points) taken over 3 years. This is the area of study you choose to specialise in.

Minor: 4 units (24 points) taken from an area of study that is different to your major.

You must complete 48 credit points (8 units) of your course before you are eligible to go on exchange. Usually this means waiting until your second or third year of study to go on exchange.

We consider you an international student if you are not:

  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or
  • an Australian permanent resident.

Note: We consider Australian and New Zealand citizens and Australian permanent residents as local students.

Find out more information on how to apply as an international student

An extended major made up of 12 units (96 points) taken over three years.

Study Overseas

As a Monash student, you have the option to make your course an international one. One option is to study at a Monash campus abroad, with Malaysia, South Africa or Prato to choose from. You can do an exchange at a partner university, or study abroad at a university of your choice. You choose where you want to go and we’ll help you get there.