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  • ARB404

Bachelor of Creative Industries (Drama and Performance)

In partnership with the University of Canberra
At a glance

At a glance

Engage and empower communities through the arts with this hands-on degree.  You will develop a range of highly advanced practical skills and specialised knowledge. 

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Independent performance practice
  • Arts Administration
  • Project Management Officer
  • Producing
  • Arts Educator
  • Arts Facilitator
COURSE OUTCOME

ARB404 Bachelor of Creative Industries (Drama and Performance)

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Course overview

Course overview

Engage and empower communities through the arts with this hands-on degree.  You will develop a range of highly advanced practical skills and specialised knowledge. 

In this course you will develop the skills and knowledge required to initiate and produce creative performances, projects and events to activate and empower communities. 

You will study the role of the arts facilitator, educator, producer and project manager in creating, leading and facilitating projects for positive social change and real-world impact.  The program is suitable for beginners and emerging and established performing artists who want to continue exploring their independent practices, engaging in performance theory, professional practice and entrepreneurial skills. 

Units

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
Year 1 - Semester 1
PO
Professional Orientation Credit Points: 3
10432 
Introduction to Performance Skills - Level 1 Credit Points: 6
Year 1 - Semester 2
9719
Theatre History and Theory - Level 1 Credit Points: 3
9709
Musical Skills - Level 1 Credit Points: 3
11595
The Big Picture Credit Points: 3
Year 2 - Semester 1
11017
Professional Practice 1: Work Integrated Learning Credit Points: 3
9710
Performance Making - Level 2 Credit Points: 3
11596
Creativity and Culture: Truth and Ideation Credit Points: 3
Year 2 - Semester 2
11593
Creative Practice 1 Credit Points: 3
9708
Critical Performance - Level 1 Credit Points: 3
Year 3 - Semester 1
11594
Creative Practice 2 Credit Points: 3
10434
Theatre Directing - Level 3 Credit Points: 3
Year 3 - Semester 2
10433
Animateuring - Creative Project Facilitation - Level 3 Credit Points: 3
11018
Professional Practice 2: Work Integrated Learning Credit Points: 3
11592
Professional Evidence (Creative Industries and Digital Design) Credit Points: 3
UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
Year 1 - Semester 1
-
Open Elective Credit Points: 3
Year 1 - Semester 2
-
Open Elective Credit Points: 3
Year 2 - Semester 1
-
Open Elective Credit Points: 3
Year 2 - Semester 2
-
Open Elective Credit Points: 3
-
Open Elective Credit Points: 3
Year 3 - Semester 1
-
Open Elective Credit Points: 3
-
Open Elective Credit Points: 3
Year 3 - Semester 2
-
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
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • 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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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Selection criteria

For entry into this program, it is highly 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.

Please note: New students can apply through QTAC.

Resources required

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

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

Pathways to Honours:

The Bachelor of Arts and Design (Honours) is open to students who have completed a UC/TAFE QLD partnership degree with at least a grade point average of 5.0 or better (equivalent to a credit average), or students from a three-year degree in a cognate discipline with a relevant major in which they received a grade point average of 5.0 or better.

Pass degree graduates in similar disciplinary fields from other universities, with comparable results, may also be eligible to undertake this honours degree.

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
  • Federation University
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland