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.
Online, On Campus
3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
Audition and interview
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, 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, 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|
|Term 1 - 2020||Mackay|
|Term 2 - 2019||Mackay|
|Term 2 - 2020||Mackay|
|Term 1 - 2020||Available Online|
|Term 2 - 2019||Available Online|
|Term 2 - 2020||Available Online|
You are required to complete 24 units. These include six core units and specialisation.
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.
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.
Theatre Studies (available for online study only)
If you are studying the Bachelor of Theatre (theatre studies) by online study, you will have the opportunity to build your understanding of theatre as part of the broader community through studies that include creative writing and the investigation of the practice of theatre in historical and contemporary contexts. You will also be able to develop creative and performing arts projects in areas of interest under the supervision of the highly qualified staff at CQUniversity Australia. A range of adjunct courses and electives allows you to pursue additional studies in music, or add other allied skills and knowledge in areas of professional and personal interest such as other creative arts and arts administration, events management, education, business, multimedia design and professional communication.
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.
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.
Audition and interview
If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America, you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.
Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:
- a secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or
- tertiary diploma level qualification, or
- bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime with a minimum overall GPA 4.0
completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.
If you do not satisfy any of the above, you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores:
- An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 550 or better overall and minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or
- Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46; or
- An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components; or
- Cambridge Certificate in advanced English (CAE) - Score of 180 or above; or
- Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English - Score of 200 or above; or
- Combined Universities Language Test (CULT) - 70% with no individual component score of less than 15.
English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.
Security RequirementsNo information available at this time.
Health RequirementsNo information available at this time.
Assumed KnowledgeNo information available at this time.
Completion of the Bachelor of Theatre will prepare you to pursue employment opportunities in roles such as an:
- musical theatre performer
- theatre technician
- theatre manager.
This course also provides excellent pathways for careers in education, creative industries and arts administration.
|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:
|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.
|HECS-HELP and payment options||
HECS-HELP is the loan scheme provided 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 (the 2018-2019 income year threshold is $51,957 or above).
|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.
|Queensland||MKY: 860971; ONL: 860975|
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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.
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.
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.
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 now