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Bachelor of Theatre (Specialisation) - CG72

The Bachelor of Theatre at CQUniversity has a carefully designed and performance-integrated structure that will enrich your learning experience. On completion, you will be a highly skilled and motivated creative performer that is ready for the workplace. To gain entry into this course you will be required to audition, please see course details for more information.

DOMESTICINTERNATIONAL
STUDY MODES

On Campus

UNITS/CREDITS

24/144

DURATION

3 years full-time, 6 years part-time

AVAILABILITY

Mackay

PRE-REQUISITES

Audition and interview

RECOMMENDED STUDY

No recommended study required

CRICOS

069479B

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 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.

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

Core Units 6 Major Units 18
Electives None Minor Units None

COURSE STRUCTURE
You are required to complete 24 units. These include six core units and specialisation.

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

Term 1 - 2021Mackay
Term 2 - 2020Mackay
Term 2 - 2021Mackay
MajorsUnitsDescription
Drama 18
Music Theatre18
Technical Theatre18

MAJOR OPTIONS
Drama

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

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
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.

Work-integrated learning does not apply to this course.
This course has no residential schools.

Student Profile
If you would like to read about the student profile for this course view our Course and Entry Score Profile for Term 1 2020.

Institute Profile
To find out about CQUniversity's Undergraduate Profile for Term 1 2020 view our Institute Profile.

Audition and interview


Security Requirements

Nil.

Health Requirements

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


Assumed Knowledge

Students are encouraged to study performing arts units during their senior school years. Private tuition in performing arts is also encouraged. Entry to this course is by audition and interview. Students should follow the audition requirements for this course as outlined on the CQUniversity website.

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.

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Fee Category Commonwealth Supported Place
What is a Commonwealth Supported Place? A Commonwealth Supported Place is subsidised by the Government so that you are only required to pay a Student Contribution amount rather than tuition fees.
Am I eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place? You are eligible to be Commonwealth supported if you are:
  • an Australian citizen who will undertake in Australia at least one unit of study that contributes to the requirements of your course; or
  • a New Zealand citizen who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit of study; or
  • the holder of a permanent visa, including a permanent humanitarian visa, who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit of study.
If you are not eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place you will be required to pay tuition fees. Find out more about tuition fees or fees for international students.
Fee Type Student Contribution
What is a Student contribution? As a Commonwealth supported student, you will contribute towards the cost of your education by paying a Student Contribution. The Student Contribution is calculated for each term of enrolment based on the individual units you have enrolled in, not the course you are studying.
What is my Student Contribution? Your Student Contribution fee is charged per unit of study and is dependent on the Student Contribution Band for each unit. Student Contribution Bands are categorised by study disciplines and help provide an estimate of course fees.
The majority of units within this course fall within Band 1. Some units may fall within Band 2 and/or 3.
Student Contribution amounts for each band provide an estimate of the cost of your course. Your course may consist of units from more than one band so your fees could vary from the indicated amount as units are spread across a number of bands.
You can view fees specific to the course, and units, you are interested in studying by using our Cost Per Unit table.
HECS-HELP and payment options HECS-HELP is the loan scheme provided by the Australian Government to help eligible Commonwealth supported students pay their student contributions through a loan. Eligible students can use a HECS-HELP loan to pay for all or some of their Student Contribution amount. If you elect to use a HECS-HELP loan, this means that you will defer payment of your Student Contribution amount and repay your HECS-HELP loan when your income is above the compulsory repayment threshold.
If you are not eligible for a HECS-HELP loan, or you are required to pay your Student Contribution upfront, you will need to pay your fees no later than the census date for the term in which you are studying.
Other Fees You will also incur a Student Services and Amenities Fee.
Other study costs You may have other study costs such as travel expenses related to residential schools or work placements if they are a requirement of your course. There are also textbooks, stationery and other sundry costs associated with studying.

At CQUniversity, we believe University should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time and are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships and awards programs.
Our scholarships could help you pay for some or all of your course fees, or even contribute towards your living and study expenses.

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If you apply via a Tertiary Admissions Centre (TAC) listed under 'How to Apply', please use the relevant TAC code listed above to complete your application.

YOUR COURSE
If you are passionate about performing on stage or would prefer to work behind the scenes, the Bachelor of Theatre offers a state-of-the-art, performance-integrated structure that will help you pursue your professional and personal interests.

Core studies make up the first year, followed by the major of your choice in either drama, music theatre or technical theatre. The drama and music theatre majors offer intensive technical training in performing arts areas such as singing, dancing and acting. The technical theatre major allows you to explore the production process and develop skills in stagecraft, stage and production management, lighting, sound and technical direction.

The course provides specialist training in your chosen major and you will develop technical, creative and performance skills that enhance your career opportunities. You will be involved in a world-class theatre course that will inspire your creativity and passion. You will open the door to a range of careers in the entertainment industry as an actor, musical theatre performer or as part of the theatre production team. The degree also provides excellent pathways for careers in education, creative industries and arts administration.

REAL-WORLD OPPORTUNITIES
You will participate in a rigorous performance schedule in various university, community and professional settings whilst being supported by CQUniversity academic staff who are all active participants in the creative arts. You will benefit from a blend of practice-based tuition and theory that provides a solid foundation of skills and knowledge and practical experience. You will gain your confidence as a performer in a supportive and collaborative environment.

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

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.

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OPTION 3: ARE YOU A RETURNING CQUNI STUDENT OR CHANGING YOUR CQUNI COURSE? APPLY DIRECTLY TO CQUNIVERSITY
You may be eligible to apply directly to CQUniversity provided you meet one of the following criteria:

  • have completed or are completing a prescribed* CQUniversity course. (*A prescribed course includes our Skills for Tertiary Entrance Preparatory Studies (STEPS) program, Tertiary Entrance Program (TEP), Start Uni Now (SUN) initiative, or a CQUniversity certificate, diploma, advanced diploma, associate degree, bachelor degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma, master or research higher degree.)
  • are applying for a change of course or readmission.

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.

Apply direct