University of Canberra

Bachelor of Acting and Performance - 304JA

University of Canberra

Course details

CRICOS course code: 085977F

Level of study: Undergraduate


Develop the practical skills and experience required to work in the performing arts as a stage and film actor, performing artist, performance maker, or arts facilitator. You'll benefit from our extended community of practice which includes ongoing relationships with schools, industry and student alumni.

Drama and production major (Option 1 - Open Entry)

The drama and production major will provide you the learning and experience to initiate and produce creative performances, projects and events. Graduates will be able to engage as arts facilitators, educators, producers and project managers in creating, leading and facilitating projects for positive social change and real-world impact. Graduates will work across a variety of media and collaborate with performance makers, educational institutions and organisations, using the arts to activate and empower communities.

The program is also suitable for emerging and established performing artists who want to continue exploring their independent practices, engaging in performance theory, professional practice and entrepreneurial skills. A range of elective units is on offer to expand the student's skills base and knowledge including study in Music, Visual Arts, Gaming, Fashion and Digital Design.

Advanced acting major (Option 2 - Audition Required)

The advanced acting major focuses on the craft and art of acting and performance. The course offers: lively, detailed and focused training in acting, voice and body skills; regular performance opportunities (to play to live audiences; and intense development of the acting student's creative voice as an independent performance maker. Plays, readings, online resources and academic materials are designed to inspire, challenge and motivate the training actor.

Students are expected to develop as actors and performers who think for themselves, respect their own ideas and ideals, and use theatre and film as a means to share their vision. Students are encouraged to understand and explore their place as performers in a contemporary world.

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 26,700 Per Year
Start date: 08 February 2021
Duration: Standard six semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.
Study mode: Full time

UC in Queensland - Brisbane (South Bank Campus)

66 Ernest St
Brisbane Queensland 4101

Entry criteria

Year 12

Overseas qualification

Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0; TOEFL iBT: Overall score of 60 with: R: 13; L: 12; S: 18; W: 21; Pearson Test of Academic English: 50 with no skill score below 50; Cambridge English Scale: 169 with no sub-score below 169: Occupational English Test: No grade lower than 'C' in any of the sub-tests


University of Canberra
11 Kirinari Street
Canberra Australian Capital Territory 2617