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This is a course about popular performance in contemporary culture. You will learn about live entertainment across media and the arts in a wide range of genres, including musicals, dance, comedy, festivals and parades. With each genre, you will explore where it has come from, who it appeals to, and how it is performed in our culture today. The aim is to learn how cultural industries produce live entertainment with widespread appeal. This course is part of the Theatre and Performance Studies specialisation. It can also be studied as part of Media, Culture and Technology.

Study Level


Offering Terms

Term 2



Delivery Mode

Partially online

Indicative contact hours


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Additional Information

This course is offered as General Education.

Pre-2019 Handbook Editions

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