Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting), B.A.

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #201 (ARWU) ,
The QUT acting course is the only undergraduate degree in acting in Queensland. It is highly regarded nationally for the readiness of its graduates to work both in film and on stage, and for the rigour and dedication of the teaching staff.


So you want to be a young, passionate, hard-working actor with not just a career but a life as an artist? This is the kind of student QUT Acting wants. We are proud of our course. The training here is an exhilarating mix of boot camp training and free expression. If you want to act in film and television and yet love to act on stage as well, then we offer you this range of performance opportunities. We understand the passionate drive you have for acting.

This drive is shared by your fellow students and your teachers. Since film and television is a profession that wants young skilled actors, we welcome school leavers. We engage you in the industry while you are studying so that you are employable immediately on graduation. The course is rigorous and not for the faint hearted. It is full time, physically and emotionally.Why choose this course? The QUT acting course is the only undergraduate degree in acting in Queensland. It is highly regarded nationally for the readiness of its graduates to work both in film and on stage, and for the rigour and dedication of the teaching staff. You will experience three years of intensive training and performing, and graduate as an employable stage and screen actor. Public performance seasons in your second and third years will provide opportunities to work with professional directors and production designers of national standing. Your film shoots have professional film crews. Your stage productions are part of QUT’s Gardens Theatre professional subscription season which means you will be working as a young professional actor during your second year and as an industry-ready graduate during your final year. Our strong links with industry mean that you will graduate with networking skills and contacts. At the end of your final year, your stage and screen work, ActingWorks, is performed in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. Your showreel will be distributed nationally and internationally to directors and management agents. Career outcomes Graduates work nationally and internationally as actors for film, television and stage. They have won leading roles in national and state theatre companies, television series, mini-series and feature films.


Officially accredited/recognized by the Department of Education and Training, Australia, Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is a very large (enrollment range: 35,000-39,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Queensland University of Technology (QUT) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

QUT also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    288 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Your course
  • Year 1
  • engage in 20 hours of acting studio work per week
  • learn acting methods grounded in a fierce commitment to emotional honesty
  • train in vocal techniques, movement, improvisation, storytelling and combat
  • investigate your expressive strengths and weaknesses, and open up new possibilities
  • instrumental training of your body, voice, imagination and feelings
  • enhance your degree with chosen electives in film production and theatre history
Year 2
  • manage the transition from freeing the instrument to applying craft techniques
  • continue your development in voice, movement and physical storytelling
  • refine your skills through acting studios and rehearsals
  • perform in film shoots and studio productions
  • write and perform your own material
  • work as an ensemble with a shared vocabulary
  • enhance your degree with chosen electives in film, scriptwriting and theatre history
Year 3
  • rehearse, film and perform in professional film shoots and main stage productions
  • learn and practise self-tape and audition techniques
  • be mentored by professional casting directors and agents
  • focus on your individual development work and coaching in productions
  • research your career path to position yourself for entry into an international industry
  • present your film and stage work, ActingWorks, to Sydney agents and casting directors

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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.

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Academic Requirements

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • English

We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).


  • Successful audition.

StudyPortals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Bachelor's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    13400 AUD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13400 AUD per module and a duration of 36 months.
  • National Applies to you

    3300 AUD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3300 AUD per module and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
per Study Period (48 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Living costs for Brisbane

  • 1402 - 2530 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.These scholarships are available for this course:
  • Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship (Academic)
  • Equity scholarships scheme
  • Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship (Creative Industries)

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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