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

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

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (ARWU) ,
If you are interested in exploring practical careers in directing, designing, teaching, devising, creative producing and administration, or performing in a range of experimental theatre forms, then this course is for you.

About

You love drama. You love everything about it. You love performing it and you love making it - writing, directing, organising and collaborating. You know drama has the capacity to change people’s lives because it has changed yours. Now you want to have the skills, knowledge and connections to create, present, promote and teach - to have the chance of a professional life with people who are as passionate as you to share the excitement of live performance.

Why choose this course?

If you are interested in exploring practical careers in directing, designing, teaching, devising, creative producing and administration, or performing in a range of experimental theatre forms, then this course is for you. The course offers flexibility and breadth, combining creative experiences in performance making with highly relevant theoretical studies that will connect you with contemporary performance both nationally and globally. You will be taught by a range of industry professionals whose expertise and passion will inspire and guide you, and who in future years may become your mentors and colleagues. You will find yourself collaborating with talented students and the creative relationships you develop will establish the professional networks you will be drawing on throughout your career. Upon entering this course, you will be a performance maker from week one. From second year you will take a range of elective subjects to build skills in complementary areas - choosing from other disciplines in the Creative Industries Faculty which may include film, TV and new media, creative writing, visual arts, music, and more. Previous graduates have had a dynamic impact on the development of the Australian creative industries sector, and our most recent graduates are at the heart of the exciting growth in the independent theatre sector in Australia. Career outcomes As a multiskilled graduate you will seek to complement your artistic career with paid employment in related areas. Graduates work as event coordinators, festival organisers and administrators. Some establish companies with other graduates to create work for the independent theatre sector. Graduates have established successful careers as playwrights, artistic directors, directors and designers or performers working across a variety of genres including physical theatre or music. This course can be followed with a graduate-entry teacher education course which enables you to become a qualified teacher. Pathways exist to prepare you for further study including honours.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Year 1

  • strong practical focus with classes, workshops and an end-of-year production
  • investigate theatre history
  • develop performance skills
  • learn how to lead drama workshops in theatre, educational and corporate contexts

Year 2

  • extend practical skills and understanding of devised performance in the Australian and community theatre context, its history and plays
  • option to undertake events and festival management units
  • tailor your course to your vocational interests
  • choose electives in a second major and/or minors from creative industries or across QUT

Year 3

  • develop as a collaborative and entrepreneurial theatre artist
  • acquire leadership skills in directing
  • analyse your own creative practice
  • undertake internships and project-based work
  • complete your second major, minors or electives
  • learn from specialist staff and industry professionals
  • prepare, create and present your final production

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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).

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Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    28800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28800 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National Applies to you

    28800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28800 USD per year 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.

  • 2018: $28800 per year full-time (96 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.

Funding

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