THM207 Drama and Theatre for Young People (8)

The theory and practice of adults conducting drama workshops with, and performing for, young people is considered in light of scripts, scenarios and/or selected educational themes. The artistic and educational uses of theatre for young people are developed through research, dramaturgical analysis, play-building and rehearsal.


Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Bathurst Campus
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: THM207. 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

Only available to students enrolled in courses: Bachelor of Theatre Media; Bachelor of Arts (Communication - Theatre/Media); Bachelor of Communication (Theatre/Media); Bachelor of Education (K-12); or Bachelor of Creative Industries.

Assumed Knowledge

This subject assumes students have knowledge equivalent to that gained in first year Theatre Media subjects.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to identify and discuss the foundations of theatre for young people nationally and internationally;
  • be able to create drama workshops for young people;
  • be able to contribute to the development and performance of an original production for primary and secondary school-aged audiences; and
  • be able to evaluate drama and theatre workshops developed for young people.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Drama and theatre for young people nationally and internationally from a cultural and educational perspective
  • Examine the professional field including key organisations and practitioners
  • How to create and produce an age-appropriate drama workshop and performance for young people
  • Working in multi-site teams to produce site-specific theatre

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of THM207 in Session 1 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Research presentation
Performance & workshop praxis
Strive leadership program

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. 

For students studying online or by distance education, arrangements may need to be made in order to fulfil certain practical aspects of this subject such as engagement with school students where appropriate. 

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.