114-190 Canning Street
Rockhampton Queensland 4700
CRICOS course code: 069479B
Level of study: Undergraduate
The Bachelor of Theatre at CQUniversity has a carefully designed and performance-integrated structure that will enrich your learning experience. On completion, you will be a highly skilled and motivated creative performer that is ready for the workplace.
The Bachelor of Theatre (Specialisation) is designed to provide specialist training in music theatre, drama, technical theatre and theatre studies (distance option). If you are studying the music theatre, drama or technical theatre specialisations on campus, you will be involved in a comprehensive conservatoire style environment with expectations of high standards of performance and scholarship. A rigorous performance schedule in various University, community and professional settings is one of the strengths of this course.
If you are studying the theatre studies specialisation by distance, you will have the opportunity to build your understanding of theatre as part of the broader community through studies that include creative writing and the investigation of the practice of theatre in historical and contemporary contexts.
A range of adjunct units and electives allows students the opportunity to pursue additional studies in music, or add other allied skills and knowledge in areas of professional and personal interest such as other creative arts and arts administration, events management, education, business, multimedia design and professional communication to their study course.
You are required to complete 24 units. These include six core units and specialisation.
Completing a Drama major will provide you with extensive studies and training in the craft of acting and allow you to acquire skills in voice and movement.
The Music Theatre major has a strong practical focus and offers you intensive technical training in singing, dancing and acting, which will equip you as a professionally acknowledged 'triple threat' performer.
Theatre Studies (available for online study only)
If you are studying the Bachelor of Theatre (theatre studies) by online study, you will have the opportunity to build your understanding of theatre as part of the broader community through studies that include creative writing and the investigation of the practice of theatre in historical and contemporary contexts. You will also be able to develop creative and performing arts projects in areas of interest under the supervision of the highly qualified staff at CQUniversity Australia. A range of adjunct courses and electives allows you to pursue additional studies in music, or add other allied skills and knowledge in areas of professional and personal interest such as other creative arts and arts administration, events management, education, business, multimedia design and professional communication.
A major in Technical Theatre may be suitable if you are keen to work in the creative and performing arts within a production capacity. You will develop skills in stagecraft, stage and production management, lighting, sound and technical direction.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AND OUTCOMES
Completion of the Bachelor of Theatre will prepare you to pursue employment opportunities in roles such as an:
This course also provides excellent pathways for careers in education, creative industries and arts administration.
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Completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent; or completion of AQF Certificate IV or equivalent; or completion of an approved university foundation studies program.