The Bachelor of Acting and Performance from University of Canberra is a conservatory-style training program that 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.
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Students of this Bachelor of Acting and Performance from University of Canberra will learn the craft of acting and performing through extensive performance skills training in acting, voice, and body. Supporting studies include screen & TV, music, singing, theatre history & theory, critical analysis, dramaturgy, writing for performance, performance-making, technical theatre, and professional practice.

The programme

Students will engage in four major performance projects over the course of their studies. These public productions provide students with the opportunity to integrate their skills into the preparation and performance of a diverse body of work.

In addition to preparing students for a career as working actors, the program equally encourages and supports students to pursue their own independent performance practice, and provides them with the motivation and practical skills to initiate this process.

Led by a team of leading performing arts practitioners who are currently engaged in the broader Australian and international performing arts industry, the program is very much inspired by and connected with real life. 

This level of drive, commitment and activity amongst the teaching staff fosters the same level of excitement and productivity amongst the student body. The program engages students in a thriving hub of creative practice and study.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      Standard six semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.

  • Credits
    72 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Critical Performance
  • Musical Skills
  • Screen and TV Studies
  • Theatre History & Theory 
  • Performance Skills 
  • Creative Career 
  • Creative Life 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

Admission to this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by the following means:

  • Year 12 ATAR
  • other Australian Qualification
  • work experience
  • overseas qualification
CRICOS Code: 085977F


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