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  • ARB401

Bachelor of Creative Industries (Acting and Performance)

In partnership with University of Canberra
At a glance

At a glance

Shine the spotlight on your career and learn the skills to stand out from the crowd with this advanced course. Focus on the craft of acting to become a professional performer.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Actor
  • Performer
  • Main-stage theatre
  • Independent theatre
  • Film and TV
  • Self-devised Work
  • Producer
  • Playwriting
  • Director
  • Radio
  • Voice-over work
COURSE OUTCOME

ARB401 Bachelor of Creative Industries (Acting and Performance)

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Course overview

Course overview

Shine the spotlight on your career and learn the skills to stand out from the crowd with this advanced course. Focus on the craft of acting to become a professional performer.

This program focuses on the craft and art of acting and performance. The course offers lively, detailed and focused training in acting, voice and body skills and gives students regular performance opportunities to perform for live audiences. You will unleash your creative voice as an independent performance maker and develop as an actor and performer who thinks for themselves and respects their own ideas and ideals.

During the course you will be exposed to plays, readings, online resources and academic materials that have been designed to inspire, challenge and motivate the training actor.

The program is tailored for those students who want to engage in a professional career as a stage or film actor, performing artist or performance maker.

Units

Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

The below study plan is for new students.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
Year 1 - Semester 1
9711
Performance Skills 1 Credit Points: 3
9717
Production Theatre Skills Credit Points: 3
11591
Professional Orientation (Creative Industries and Digital Design) - Level 1 Credit Points: 3
-
Open Elective Credit Points: 3
Year 1 - Semester 2
9712
Performance Skills 2 Credit Points: 3
11595
The Big Picture Credit Points: 3
-
Open Elective Credit Points: 3
-
Open Elective Credit Points: 3
Year 2 - Semester 1
11017
Professional Practice 1: Work Integrated Learning Credit Points: 3
9713
Performance Skills 3 Credit Points: 3
11596
Creativity and Culture: Truth and Ideation Credit Points: 3
-
Open Elective Credit Points: 3
Year 2 - Semester 2
9714
Performance Skills 4 Credit Points: 3
11593
Creative Practice 1 Credit Points: 3
9718
Screen and TV Studies Credit Points: 3
-
Open Elective Credit Points: 3
Year 3 - Semester 1
11594
Creative Practice 2 Credit Points: 3
9715
Performance Skills 5 Credit Points: 3
-
Open Elective Credit Points: 3
-
Open Elective Credit Points: 3
Year 3 - Semester 2
11018
Professional Practice 2: Work Integrated Learning Credit Points: 3
11592
Professional Evidence (Creative Industries and Digital Design) Credit Points: 3
9716
Performance Skills 6 Credit Points: 3
-
Open Elective Credit Points: 3
UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
Elective Units - Acting and Performance
9719
Theatre History and Theory - Level 1
9710
Performance Making - Level 2
9708
Critical Performance - Level 1
9707
Musical Skills
10433
Animateuring - Creative Project Facilitation - Level 3
10434
Theatre Directing - Level 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
  • Southern Cross University
  • 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 may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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HECS‑HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme for eligible students studying in a Commonwealth Supported Place, that covers the cost of your tuition fees on your behalf.

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If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Selection criteria

For entry into this program, it is highly recommended that you meet one of the following academic requirements:

  • 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: in addition to the above, you will need to apply through QTAC, as well as undertake an audition. TAFE Queensland will invite you to an audition after your QTAC application has been received.

Resources required

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access the University of Canberra's online learning system, Moodle, 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 use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Need to know

Your attendance at all lectures and practical sessions is a requirement to successfully complete this program.

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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Get started with TAFE Queensland

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