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COM524 Dissertation (32)


This dissertation will examine a specific aspect of cultural performance theory and research significant to the field.
The dissertation must result from original and independent research conducted by the student for this course, and have prior approval by the Master of Arts (Communication) course committee and the University.
The dissertation examines aspects of applied communication theory and research. It should demonstrate clear thinking and an ability to integrate theory and method in a logical manner. The student must be able to work in a concentrated way over an extended period and must present their research in a scholarly fashion. This subject requires students to engage in original research.

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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One session for internal studentstwo sessions for distance students.HD/FLSchool of Communication and Creative Industries

Assumed Knowledge


Enrolment restrictions

MA (Communication - Cultural Performance)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
- be able to rigorously engage in original research in order to address an area of investigation in cultural performance
- be able to critically use theory in the development of an original research project
- be able to present an original research project in a scholarly manner


The subject will cover the following topics:


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.