Courses & Units

Global Media and Cybertheatres FPB317

Launceston, Hobart


Due to the circumstances around COVID-19, you will begin your semester 2 studies online in 2021. However, when Government guidelines change, on-campus studies will be reintroduced.


What does it mean to act in a global media landscape? In this unit, you will examine the evolving relationship between theatre and technology, exploring how performance can offer new ways to understand, critique, and engage with global media networks as well as generate new paradigms of performance. Informed by key theoretical and critical perspectives from the fields of performance studies and media studies, this unit engages with contemporary practitioners working with virtual reality, social media networks, big data, algorithms, and surveillance technology. Through a blend of critical scholarship and practice-based learning, you will engage with complex issues of privacy, internet cultures and digital identity, and consider how technologies challenge our understandings of human capability and experience.


Unit name Global Media and Cybertheatres
Unit code FPB317
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Theatre
Coordinator Doctor Asher Warren
Available as student elective? Yes


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2021 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2021 will be available from the 1st October 2020.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Apply knowledge of critical theory to research and analyse key concepts, terms and theories related to global media, performance and technology.
  • Analyse how performance artists adopt, critique and respond to global media and new technologies within cultural and historical contexts.
  • Identify and discuss social and ethical issues raised by global media networks as well as those explored by artists using technologies in performance.
  • Use a range of media to analyse, reflect and creatively respond to unit content.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
100103 $993.00 $993.00 not applicable $2,445.00

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AssessmentPresentation (individual or group) (20%)|Live performance (40%)|Essay (40%)
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