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  • 304JA.1

Bachelor of Acting and Performance

In partnership with the University of Canberra
At a glance

At a glance

Take your craft to centre stage and establish your acting and performance career with this degree. You will develop a range of highly advanced practical skills and specialised knowledge.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Actor/Actress
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304JA.1 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 and experience to engage professionally in the performing arts as a stage and film actor, performing artist and performance maker.

You will develop a range of highly advanced practical skills in performance, production theatre, musical skills, and more. You will also learn about performance history and theory, in addition to a range of topics designed to develop your entrepreneurial skills including project management, marketing, and more.

Upon successful completion of this course students will not only be prepared for a career as working actors, but will also be encouraged and supported to pursue their own independent performance practice.

Units

If you have completed the Diploma of Arts (Acting) you will gain up to a year's credit towards this qualification. This is a typical study pattern and may differ depending on credit received. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

The below is the study plan for new students.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
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
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
Year 2 Semester 1
9702
Creative Project 1 Credit points: 3
9710
Performance Making Credit points: 3
9713
Performance Skills 3 Credit points: 3
Year 2 Semester 2
9703
Creative Project 2 Credit points: 3
9714
Performance Skills 4 Credit points: 3
9718
Screen & TV Studies Credit points: 3
Year 3 Semester 1
9700
Creative Career Credit points: 3
9704
Creative Project 3 Credit points: 3
9715
Performance Skills 5 Credit points: 3
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

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
Year 2 Semester 1
ELE7
Open Elective Unit Credit points: 3
Year 2 Semester 2
ELE1
Open Elective Credit points: 3
Year 3 Semester 1
ELE7
Open Elective Unit Credit points: 3
Year 3 Semester 2
ELE7
Open Elective Unit Credit points: 3

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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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 will 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
Payment options

Payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.

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This is the total cost of the course you need to pay when you enrol if you are not eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Selection criteria

Semester 1, 2019 Applications are for first and second year.

 

First year entry requirements for this qualification are:

  • 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: Audition is required in addition to your QTAC application.  TAFE Queensland will invite you to an audition after your QTAC application has been received.

 

Second year entry requirements for this qualification are:

  • Completion of a relevant Diploma, such as the 10259NAT Diploma of Arts (Acting)
  • This diploma awards a full year's credit towards this degree. You can gain credit for diplomas in other study areas, however the credit arrangement may differ. Call us for information on your credit options.

 

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

 

Students applying for second year entry into this degree need to press the Apply button on this website

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

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.

To enquire about or apply for a scholarship, please follow the below link:

http://www.canberra.edu.au/future-students/scholarships-and-financial-support

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 enrolments.

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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 will 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