University of Canberra

Bachelor of Acting and Performance

University of Canberra

Course details

CRICOS course code: 085977F

Level of study: Undergraduate


The Bachelor of Acting and Performance is a conservatory-style training program that provides students with the skills and experience to engage professionally in the Performing Arts, as a stage and film actor, performing artist and performance maker.

Students will learn the craft of acting and performing through extensive performance skills training in acting, voice, and body. Supporting studies include screen & TV, music, singing, theatre history & theory, critical analysis, dramaturgy, writing for performance, performance-making, technical theatre, and professional practice.

Students will engage in four major performance projects over the course of their studies. These public productions provide students with the opportunity to integrate their skills into the preparation and performance of a diverse body of work.

In addition to preparing students for a career as working actors, the program equally encourages and supports students to pursue their own independent performance practice, and provides them with the motivation and practical skills to initiate this process.

Led by a team of leading performing arts practitioners who are currently engaged in the broader Australian and international performing arts industry, the program is very much inspired by and connected with real life. This level of drive, commitment and activity amongst the teaching staff fosters the same level of excitement and productivity amongst the student body. The program engages students in a thriving hub of creative practice and study.

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 26,700 Per Year
Start date: 10 February 2020
Duration: Standard six semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.
Study mode: Full time

UC in Queensland - Brisbane (South Bank Campus)

66 Ernest Street
Brisbane Queensland 4101

Entry criteria

  • Successful completion of Australian Year 12 qualification or equivalent.
  • There are specific entry requirements for gaining international qualifications.
  • If students are unable to meet the minimum requirements listed, they may be eligible to access the course via a linking pathway provided by UC College.
  • Other qualifications not listed here will also be considered on an individual case by case basis.

Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0; TOEFL iBT: Overall score of 60 with: R: 16; L: 16; S: 18; W: 22; Pearson Test of Academic English: 58 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
Building 1, 11 Kirinari Street
Canberra Australian Capital Territory 2617