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  • 304JA.2

Bachelor of Acting and Performance

In partnership with the University of Canberra
At a glance

At a glance

Explore your creative place in a contemporary world and establish your career in acting, performance and professional arts practice with this degree. You will develop a range of highly advanced practical skills and specialised knowledge.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Producing
  • Playwriting
  • Main-stage theatre
  • Independent theatre
  • Independent performance practice
  • Film and TV
  • Directing
  • Arts Administration
  • Arts Facilitator
  • Arts Educator
  • Actor
  • Project management
  • Radio
  • Self-devised Work
  • Voice-over work
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304JA.2 Bachelor of Acting and Performance

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Course overview

Course overview

Delivered in partnership with the University of Canberra, this degree provides students with the skills, knowledge and outlook to build a sustainable career in the performing arts industry.

Advanced acting major

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.

Drama and production major

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. 

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all units relating to your chosen major:

  • Advanced acting major; or 
  • Drama and production major.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
Advanced acting major - Year 1 Semester 1
9701
Creative Life Credit points: 3
9711
Performance Skills 1 Credit points: 3
9717
Production Theatre Skills Credit points: 3
9719
Theatre History and Theory Credit points: 3
Advanced acting major - Year 1 Semester 2
9708
Critical Performance Credit points: 3
9706
Introduction to Project Management Credit points: 3
9709
Musical Skills Credit points: 3
9712
Performance Skills 2 Credit points: 3
Advanced acting major - Year 2 Semester 1
9702
Creative Project 1 Credit points: 3
9710
Performance Making Credit points: 3
9713
Performance Skills 3 Credit points: 3
Advanced acting major - Year 2 Semester 2
9703
Creative Project 2 Credit points: 3
9714
Performance Skills 4 Credit points: 3
9718
Screen and TV Studies Credit points: 3
Advanced acting major - Year 3 Semester 1
9700
Creative Career Credit points: 3
9704
Creative Project 3 Credit points: 3
9715
Performance Skills 5 Credit points: 3
Advanced acting major - Year 3 Semester 2
9705
Creative Project 4 Credit points: 3
9707
Marketing and Innovation Credit points: 3
9716
Performance Skills 6 Credit points: 3
Drama and production major - Year 1 Semester 1
9701
Creative Life Credit points: 3
10432 
Introduction to Performance Skills Credit points: 6
9719
Theatre History and Theory Credit points: 3
Drama and production major - Year 1 Semester 2
9708
Critical Performance Credit points: 3
9706
Introduction to Project Management Credit points: 3
Drama and production major - Year 2 Semester 1
9702
Creative Project 1 Credit points: 3
9710
Performance Making Credit points: 3
Drama and production major - Year 2 Semester 2
9703
Creative Project 2 Credit points: 3
9709
Musical Skills Credit points: 3
Drama and production major - Year 3 Semester 1
9700
Creative Career Credit points: 3
9704
Creative Project 3 Credit points: 3
10434
Theatre Directing Credit points: 3
Drama and production major - Year 3 Semester 2
9705
Creative Project 4 Credit points: 3
9707
Marketing and Innovation Credit points: 3
10433
Animateuring - Creative Project Facilitation Credit points: 3
UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
Advanced acting major - Year 2 Semester 1
ELE7
Open Elective Credit points: 3
Advanced acting major - Year 2 Semester 2
ELE1
Open Elective Credit points: 3
Advanced acting major - Year 3 Semester 1
ELE7
Open Elective Credit points: 3
Advanced acting major - Year 3 Semester 2
ELE7
Open Elective Credit points: 3
Drama and production major - Year 1 Semester 2
ELE1
Open Elective Credit points: 3
ELE7
Open Elective Credit points: 3
Drama and production major - Year 2 Semester 1
ELE1
Open Elective Credit points: 3
ELE7
Open Elective Credit points: 3
Drama and production major - Year 2 Semester 2
ELE1
Open Elective Credit points: 3
ELE7
Open Elective Credit points: 3
Drama and production major - Year 3 Semester 1
ELE7
Open Elective Credit points: 3
Drama and production major - Year 3 Semester 2
ELE7
Open Elective Credit points: 3
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Ways to study

Ways to study

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Selection criteria

Advanced acting major: Audition required

New students can apply through QTAC using code 55019 or press the Apply button on this website to apply directly.

School leavers must have completed Year 12 or equivalent.

Non-school leavers are selected according to eligibility and merit, vocational experience, previous study and personal competencies.

If you're under 17 years of age, special enrolment conditions may apply.

Please note: You will need to undertake an audition for entry into this major in addition to your QTAC application.  TAFE Queensland will invite you to an audition after your QTAC application has been received.

 

Drama and production major: Open entry

New students can apply through QTAC using code 55019 or press the Apply button on this website to apply directly.

It is recommended that you meet one of the following requirements:

  • successful completion of at least Year 12; or
  • be of mature-age.

You must also:

  • have sound literacy and numeracy skills.

If you're under 17 years of age, special enrolment conditions may apply.

Resources required

No specific resources are required to successfully complete this course.

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access the University of Canberra’s online learning system Canvas, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Need to know

Bachelor portion:

All students are required to pay a Student Services Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Scholarships:

The University of Canberra offer a wide range of undergraduate scholarships to suit different needs, situations and study interests. They have scholarships available in semester one and semester two of each year. Scholarships can be applied for by both new and continuing students up until census date of each semester.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland