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.


On Campus




3 years full-time, 6 years part-time




No recommended study required



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 or Music 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 theatre history and 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

On-Campus Availability

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


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.

No information available at this time.
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.

IELTS Academic: 6.0 with no individual band score of less than 5.5

TOEFL Internet-based: Overall score of 75 with no score less than 17

Pearson Test of English Academic: Overall score of 54 with no score less than 46

Audition and interview

Security Requirements


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.

not applicable

Please refer to our international course fees page.

We offer a range of scholarships to support international students and encourage you to apply for one that's right for you.

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