Details for World Theatre Studies

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: DRA203
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Daniel Thornton


The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering World Theatre Studies

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content


  1. Demonstrate an understanding of a world theatre tradition and its cultural and/or theoretical context(s) by appraising a specific performance convention;
  2. Practically demonstrate understanding of a selected performance convention through the confident and effective use of body and voice;
  3. Using a range of resources compare the selected performance convention to ONE other performance practice.
  4. Present and sustain a critically defined vocal characterisation in performance demonstrating control of vocal dynamics; pitch, pace, articulation, tone, projection, timing, cues and rhythm;
  5. Present and sustain a critically defined physical characterisation in performance that demonstrates complexity, belief, control, energy, conviction, clarity and focus;
  6. Present a coherent monologue that uses performance elements to convey an interpretation, establish an actor audience relationship and uses the given performance space;
  7. Demonstrate the detailed application of selected aspect(s) of theatre theory to a performance, using appropriate performance and production elements, to fulfil a specific artistic intention;
  8. Demonstrate advanced creative processes and application of theatre theory to a solo performance; critically analyse how their creative process influenced dramatic choices and led to the development of their specific artistic intention; justify the use of appropriate practical techniques;
  9. Critically evaluate a presented solo performance, critiquing the extent to which artistic intentions were realised, reflecting on learning experiences from a Christian worldview.

Subject Content

  • The Origins of Theatre Around the World and Christian reflections; Ritual, Greek & Roman Theatre, Medieval
  • Commedia dell’ Arte
  • English Renaissance Theatre (Elizabethan, Jacobean & Caroline); Restoration Theatre (Comedy of Manners) 
  • 19th Century Melodrama
  • Asian Theatre
  • Realism (Naturalism); Non-Realism
  • Epic Theatre
  • Theatre of Cruelty
  • Theatre of the Oppressed
  • Poor Theatre
  • Applied Theatre

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to Face (onsite)
  • E-learning (online)
  • Intensive
  • Extensive

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis University College.

Assessment Methods

  • Individual Presentation (40%)
  • Solo Performance (30%)
  • Solo Performance Report (30%)