Bachelor of Theatre

Duration3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
Location
Mackay
Next start termTerm 1, 2024
Study modeOn Campus
Course codeCG72
First-year fee
$10,788 cspifyf
$22,281 dffpifyf
A close up of three students acting on a stage.

Overview

The Bachelor of Theatre at CQUniversity has a carefully designed and performance-integrated structure that will enrich your learning experience. Choose to major in Drama, Music Theatre 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, you will be a highly skilled and motivated creative performer who 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.

To gain entry to this course you will be required to audition.

Study experience

Career Opportunities

Completion of the Bachelor of Theatre will prepare you to pursue employment opportunities in 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.

Structure & Availability

COURSE STRUCTURE
You are required to complete 24 units. These include four core units, 16 specialisation units and four units from your chosen minor.

UNIT INFORMATION

For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.

CREDIT TRANSFER INFORMATION

If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.

On-Campus Availability

IntakeLocations
Term 1, 2024Mackay
Term 2, 2024Mackay
Term 1, 2025Mackay
Term 2, 2025Mackay

Drama major
Completing a Drama major will provide you with extensive studies and training in the craft of acting and allow you to acquire skills in voice and movement.


Music Theatre major
The Music Theatre major has a strong practical focus and offers you intensive technical training in singing, dancing and acting, which will equip you as a professionally acknowledged 'triple threat' performer.


Technical Theatre major
A major in Technical Theatre may be suitable if you are keen to work in the creative and performing arts within a production capacity. You will develop skills in stagecraft, stage and production management, lighting, sound and technical direction.


Discovering Theatre minor
Explore the origins of theatre, musical theatre, Australian drama and the evolution of comedy within theatre in this minor. 


Liberal Arts minor
This minor has been designed to support credit, articulation agreements and transition arrangements. Please contact Course Advice for further information.

Literary Studies minor
Explore the complexities and delicacies of a variety to literary genres. Plus, you will develop analytical skills and new perspectives to enhance your own literary practices.

Video Production minor
Using industry-standard software and tools, you'll develop skills in digital video production, screenwriting, narrative film-making, video editing and post-production. 


World History minor 
This minor introduces you to some world histories, including ancient, medieval, modern and twentieth-century eras. 


Writing Stories minor
Calling all storytellers, this minor helps you to develop and refine your skills in writing engaging works for different audiences and markets. 
 

This course has no residential schools.

Production 1 - THTR11102

Students enrolled in this unit are involved in the production of a staged theatre performance on campus, in a range of theatrical styles. Students work with industry mentors and staff in a simulated theatre company environment. Technical and performance skills and knowledge are embedded in the learning and teaching elements of this unit. Students also have the option to be involved in a social innovation theatre project as part of the learning in this unit. The project is typically completed in an intensive teaching period, and students are expected to show increasing levels of technical, artistic and creative competence through this series of units.

Production 2 - THTR11103

Students enrolled in this unit are involved in the production of a staged theatre performance on campus, in a range of theatrical styles. Students work with industry mentors and staff in a simulated theatre company environment. Technical and performance skills and knowledge are embedded in the learning and teaching elements of this unit. Students also have the option to be involved in a social innovation theatre project as part of the learning in this unit. The project is typically completed in an intensive teaching period, and students are expected to show increasing levels of technical, artistic and creative competence through this series of units.

Production 3 - THTR12104

Students enrolled in this unit are involved in the production of a staged theatre performance on campus, in a range of theatrical styles. Students work with industry mentors and staff in a simulated theatre company environment. Technical and performance skills and knowledge are embedded in the learning and teaching elements of this unit. Students also have the option to be involved in a social innovation theatre project as part of the learning in this unit. The project is typically completed in an intensive teaching period, and students are expected to show increasing levels of technical, artistic and creative competence through this series of units.

Production 4 - THTR12105

Students enrolled in this unit are involved in the production of a staged theatre performance on campus, in a range of theatrical styles. Students work with industry mentors and staff in a simulated theatre company environment. Technical and performance skills and knowledge are embedded in the learning and teaching elements of this unit. Students also have the option to be involved in a social innovation theatre project as part of the learning in this unit. The project is typically completed in an intensive teaching period, and students are expected to show increasing levels of technical, artistic and creative competence through this series of units.

Production 5 - THTR13106

Students enrolled in this unit are involved in the production of a staged theatre performance on campus, in a range of theatrical styles. Students work with industry mentors and staff in a simulated theatre company environment. Technical and performance skills and knowledge are embedded in the learning and teaching elements of this unit. Students also have the option to be involved in a social innovation theatre project as part of the learning in this unit. The project is typically completed in an intensive teaching period, and students are expected to show increasing levels of technical, artistic and creative competence through this series of units.

Production 6 - THTR13107

Students enrolled in this unit are involved in the production of a staged theatre performance on campus, in a range of theatrical styles. Students work with industry mentors and staff in a simulated theatre company environment. Technical and performance skills and knowledge are embedded in the learning and teaching elements of this unit. Students also have the option to be involved in a social innovation theatre project as part of the learning in this unit. The project is typically completed in an intensive teaching period, and students are expected to show increasing levels of technical, artistic and creative competence through this series of units.

Requirements

Student Profile
If you would like to read about the student profile for applicants with recent secondary education this course view our Course and Entry Score Profile for Term 1 2023.

Institute Profile
To find out about CQUniversity's Undergraduate Profile for Term 1 2023 view our Institute Profile.

Recommended study

No recommended study required

Prerequisites

Audition and interview

Audition and interview. Please follow the audition requirements for this course as outlined on the CQUniversity website for this course.

You will need to meet the inherent requirements for this course.


Nil.

You will have to meet this course's inherent requirements by demonstrating essential skills and attributes.

Fees & Scholarships

2024 Indicative Fees

Fee TypeFees
Commonwealth Supported Place – Indicative First Year Fee$10,788
Domestic Full Fee Paying – Indicative First Year Fee$22,281

Indicative first-year fee

The fees listed are indicative only and based on enrolling in a full-time study load for one academic year (generally, this is eight units over two terms). Your fees may vary depending on the units you select and the number you study per term. Fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change. Understanding your fees.

Commonwealth support and government assistance loans

Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) are subsidised by the Australian Government, meaning you are only required to pay the student contribution rather than full tuition fees if you meet eligibility requirements. If offered a CSP, you may be eligible for a HECS-HELP government loan. HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme that assists you in paying your student contributions. Provided you meet the HECS-HELP eligibility criteria, you may use HECS-HELP to defer part or all of your student contribution fees. Learn more about paying for university.

Other study costs

Part of your course costs includes Student Services and Amenities Fees (SSAF). There may also be additional costs as part of your studies, such as textbooks, technology expenses, travel expenses, professional certifications, uniforms, or vaccinations. Explore other study costs.

At CQUniversity, we believe higher education should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time, and we are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and stipends.
Our scholarships could help you pay for things like relocation, living on campus, laptops and technology, childcare, study and living expenses, travel and more. 

How to apply

StateAdmission Code
QueenslandMackay: 860971

If you have decided what you would like to study and are ready to apply, we’re here to help you along the way.

Before you apply, you will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you do not have a USI, creating one is quick and easy. Simply visit usi.gov.au to create one.

Want to know more about application dates and other admission information?
View our important dates information and read about other admission considerations, such as information for domestic students with overseas qualifications, indigenous support, and elite athlete, coach and performer support.


What’s the best way to apply?

  • Option 1: Ideal for most situations, whether you have completed high school recently or some time ago.
  • Option 2: Ideal if you are studying with one of our partner study hubs.
  • Option 3: Perfect for returning CQUni students or if you are changing your CQUni course.

Option 1: In most situations, apply via the Queensland Tertiary Admission Centre (QTAC)*

Whether you have completed high school recently or some time ago, you will need to submit your application for this course via QTAC.

Apply via QTAC

*Please note that you may be required to pay a fee when applying via a TAC.

Don't forget to register for an audition

After you have submitted your application, you will need to register for an audition. You can do this by clicking on the Register for an Audition button below.

For everything you need to know about auditions at CQUniversity including any supporting documentation required, such as artistic resume and medical certificates view our auditions guidelines.

Register for an Audition


Option 2: Want to study with one of our partner study hubs? Apply via ApplyCQUni

Benefit from local support, space, technology and facilities offered by one of our delivery partners.

If you are studying with: Study Support
Murray River Study Hub Access to local study facilities.

After you have submitted your application, make sure you register for an audition by clicking on the Register for an Audition button under Option 1 above.

ApplyCQUni


Option 3: If you have previously studied with CQUni, apply direct.

As a past CQUni student, you may be eligible to apply directly to CQUniversity for this course. To apply direct, your prior study with CQUni must be a completed or partially completed CQUni course or unit including:

  • CQUni’s Skills for Tertiary Entrance Preparatory Studies (STEPS), Tertiary Entrance Program (TEP), or Start Uni Now (SUN) units.
  • A CQUni certificate, diploma, advanced diploma, associate degree, bachelor degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma, master or research higher degree, or a unit within these courses.

After you have submitted your application, don't forget to register for an audition by clicking on the Register for an Audition button under Option 1 above.