THM109 Introduction to Theatre Media (8)

This subject introduces students to the interdisciplinary study of theatre and media including the practical and theoretical aspects of staging live and mediated performances. Skills in collaboration and communication are developed and applied to the creation and production of site-specific performances using storytelling, rehearsal and ensemble training techniques.


Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: THM109. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Communication and Creative Industries

Enrolment Restrictions

Available to students in Course, Bachelor of Theatre Media
Available to students in Course, Bachelor of Communication (Theatre Media)
Not available to students who have completed subject THM108

Subject Relationships

THM108 This subject replaces the first half of the 16 point subject THM108.

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to identify the principles of theatre-making and their relationship to media;
  • be able to apply theoretical knowledge of performance and storytelling in a small-scale site-specific event;
  • be able to evaluate and analyse performance processes and theory; and
  • be able to develop strategies for collaboration and problem-solving in a creative context.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • The principles of theatre and media
  • Storytelling and dramatised storytelling in non-standard, outdoor, and purpose-built environments
  • Improvisation: role and role performance, framing and reframing dramatic contexts
  • Planning for live theatre and special event productions
  • Budgeting, scheduling, and marketing strategies

Special Resources

This subject requires access to the authentic learning spaces available through the School of Communication and Creative Industries at Bathurst campus. These include the Ponton Theatre and the production building 1454. 


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The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.