Bachelor of Dramatic Art
About the Course
The Bachelor of Dramatic Art is a specialist degree with professional outcomes offered from a Christian perspective. It provides an extensive introduction to all the major aspects of theatre.
The course is offered with three strands of specialisation, allowing you to take classes unique to your chosen career path:
- Performance: This course prepares actors to compete in the highly rigorous theatre industry. Acting, voice and movement skills are developed, with students exploring both theoretical and practical perspectives.
- Production: This course provides an intellectual and artistic foundation for professional careers in the areas of theatre production and direction.
- Theatre Practice: This course offers a mixture of performance and production units in one program, enabling the development of well-rounded theatrical skills useful for work in small theatre companies. Paired with our Graduate Diploma of Education, it also satisfies the requirements for secondary Drama teaching.
At a glance:
- Face to face (on-campus) delivery
- Workshop style training, small group and individual tuition
- Duration: 3 years full time or up to 6 years part time
- FEE-HELP available
Regular productions supply excellent opportunities for practical training and our outstanding faculty, headed by Dr Herman Pretorius, offer specialist support and a wealth of knowledge and experience.
Grow in the confidence necessary to generate your own work and to participate successfully in a theatre company. Take the opportunity to supplement your passion with the skills, experiences and expertise for a career in theatre, film and television!
Application for admission into the Bachelor of Dramatic Art involves two steps:
- Submission of an application: Educational requirements typically involve the successful completion of the NSW Higher School Certificate. View alternative pathways and further information here.
- Interview and Assessment: For artistic requirements view the
- International or interstate students may submit an audition DVD accompanied by a written description of previous dramatic experience. Scholarship auditions are held on campus, and cannot be presented by video. View 2013 DVD Audition Information.
Graduates can expect to pursue careers as an Actor, Director, Stage Manager, Production Manager, Technical Director, Writer, Drama Teacher, Drama Minister, Festival Director, Drama Therapist, Voice-over Artist, TV Production Assistant Secondary Drama Teacher (on completion of the Institute’s Graduate Diploma of Education).
To find out more, download the Drama Course Information Booklet.
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