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    Application Deadline
  • 36 months


Choose to major in Drama, Music Theatre, Theatre Studies or Technical Theatre to suit your area of interest and career goals.

Within a creative and supportive environment of performance-based training, you will have the opportunity to work in a number of full-scale productions in technical and creative roles.

On completion of this Bachelor of Theatre (Specialisation) at CQUniversity Australia , you will be a highly skilled and motivated creative performer that is ready for the workplace.

You will develop a wide range of skills, all of which will be contextualised by studies in dramatic literature, theatre history and drama theory.

During your education and training you will develop advanced skills in problem solving and creative, self-regulated and critical thinking, as well as enhance your singing and voice, acting, dance and movement skills. In addition, you will explore imagination and performance techniques and styles and cover production-related areas, such as lighting, sound and stage management.

Benefit from the newly added major, Theatre Studies, which is available by distance education, allowing you to balance work and study commitments.

Putting you in the spotlight

At CQUniversity, you will never be just a number or a face in the crowd. Our courses will put you on centre stage where your creativity, talent, ambition and enthusiasm will be encouraged and nurtured. Our modern facilities encourage you to be innovative and visionary, and provide the right environment for you to hone your craft and learn about the art form you are specialising in.

Extensive performance opportunities

Much of the success of our music and theatre courses is due to the extensive performance opportunities you will have to work alongside guest artists and leading industry professionals in fully-staged productions and ensembles. When you graduate, you will have the advantage of having already developed networks with professionals in your chosen field.

Connected with industry

Our courses are regularly monitored and updated to ensure they remain in line with current industry practices. CQUniversity's creative, performing and visual arts academic staff are often still contributing to, and working within, the industry.

Practical experiences

CQUniversity's creative, performing and visual arts courses will provide you with the right mix of theory and practical experience so that you graduate work-ready. Study digital media and design and you'll work within multimedia computer laboratories and production studios and learn from award-winning lecturers, who are supportive of your learning needs and offer relevant, real-word experience. Our visual arts courses and units aim to develop your level of creative skill by bringing together technical proficiency and critical awareness in a broad range of areas. Along with professional training in a range of arts practices, these courses allow you to experience two and three dimensional art forms such as painting, digital imaging, glasswork, jewellery and more.

Career opportunities

Completion of the Bachelor of Theatre will prepare you to pursue employment opportunities in fields and roles such as an:

  • Actor
  • Musical Theatre Performer
  • Performer
  • Director
  • Designer
  • Theatre Technician
  • Theatre Manager.

This course also provides excellent pathways for careers in education, creative industries and arts administration.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

You are required to complete the following compulsory units and one major:

» Theatre Studies 1

» Theatre Studies 2

» Theatre Studies 3

» Theatre Studies 4

» Theatre Studies 5

» Theatre Studies 6


» Drama Major

» Music Theatre Major

» Theatre Studies Major

» Technical Theatre Major

English Language Requirements

  • 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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  • 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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

Academic Requirement

  • Successful completion of the equivalent of an Australian Year 12.
Course Requirements
  • To successfully complete your studies, you may be required to demonstrate that you can meet course requirements associated with your course.
CRICOS: 069479B

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28320 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28320 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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At CQUniversity, we are committed to making education accessible to everyone. That is why on top of offering multiple pathways for entry to our courses and a generous variety of scholarships, we also offer highly competitive fees.

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