Bachelor of Acting and Performance - 304JA
|Location:||UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank|
|Faculty:||Faculty of Arts and Design|
|Discipline(s):||School of Arts and Communications|
|English Language Requirements:||Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0|
The Bachelor of Acting and Performance is a conservatory-style training program that provides students with the skills and experience to engage professionally in the Performing Arts, as a stage and film actor, performing artist and performance maker.
Students will learn the craft of acting and performing through extensive performance skills training in acting, voice, and body. Supporting studies include screen & TV, music, singing, theatre history & theory, critical analysis, dramaturgy, writing for performance, performance-making, technical theatre, and professional practice.
Students will engage in four major performance projects over the course of their studies. These public productions provide students with the opportunity to integrate their skills into the preparation and performance of a diverse body of work.
In addition to preparing students for a career as working actors, the program equally encourages and supports students to pursue their own independent performance practice, and provides them with the motivation and practical skills to initiate this process.
Led by a team of leading performing arts practitioners who are currently engaged in the broader Australian and international performing arts industry, the program is very much inspired by and connected with real life. This level of drive, commitment and activity amongst the teaching staff fosters the same level of excitement and productivity amongst the student body. The program engages students in a thriving hub of creative practice and study.
Admission to this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by the following means:
- Year 12 ATAR
- other Australian Qualification
- work experience
- overseas qualification
We also offer a number of entry initiatives that give you the opportunity to gain entry to the University via alternate pathway programs and admissions schemes.
More information is available on our Alternative Entry page: http://www.canberra.edu.au/future-students/applications/apply-now/alternative-entry
Additional Admission Requirements
Audition + Portfolio
Practical experience in the performing arts e.g. schooling, private or community training.
Information on admission closing dates can be found here.
Credit arrangements (if available) for this course can be found on the University's Credit Search website.
- Bachelor of Acting and Performance (72 credit points)
Required - 60 credit points as follows
MJ0255 Major in Acting and Performance (18 credit points)
- Required - Must pass 18 credit points as follows
- MN0190 Minor in Acting (12 credit points)
Required Units - Must pass 30 credit points as follows
- 9700 - Creative Career - 3 cp, Level 3
- 9701 - Creative Life - 3 cp, Level 1
- 9702 - Creative Project 1 - 3 cp, Level 2
- 9703 - Creative Project 2 - 3 cp, Level 2
- 9704 - Creative Project 3 - 3 cp, Level 3
- 9705 - Creative Project 4 - 3 cp, Level 3
- 9706 - Introduction to Project Management - 3 cp, Level 1
- 9707 - Marketing and Innovation - 3 cp, Level 3
- 9710 - Performance Making - 3 cp, Level 2
- 9717 - Production Theatre Skills - 3 cp, Level 1
- MJ0255 Major in Acting and Performance (18 credit points)
Open Electives - 12 credit points as follows
- Must pass 12 credit points from any other TAFE QLD units.
- In choosing units students should note that no more than 30 credit points at Level 1 is permitted for the entire course, and that some units may have pre-requisites.
|Bachelor of Acting and Performance||B Act&Perf|
UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank
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Unit Delivery Modes
The University offers a wide range of delivery options to help you balance study with other commitments. Units within this degree may be available to be studied in the following delivery modes:
|On Campus:||The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face, supplemented with online content. Most classes are run on weekdays and during business hours.|
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|Course Objectives||Graduate Qualities|
|Integrate theoretical and technical knowledge in acting||Analysis and Inquiry - The ability to gather information, and to analyse and evaluate information and situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way.
Professionalism & Social Responsibility - The capacity and intention to use professional knowledge and skills ethically and responsibly, for the benefit of others and the environment
|Exercise judgment to resolve a range of routine problems in acting||Problem Solving - The ability to apply problem-solving process in novel situations; to identify and analyse problems then formulate and implement solutions.|
|Critique issues and communicate outcomes to a range of audiences, both creative professionals and non-professionals||Communication - The ability to present knowledge, ideas and opinions effectively and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries.
Analysis and Inquiry - The ability to gather information, and to analyse and evaluate information and situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way.
|Critically apply theoretical and technical Knowledge in acting||Analysis and Inquiry - The ability to gather information, and to analyse and evaluate information and situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way.|
|Evaluate and reflect on performance to identify and act upon opportunities for self-improvement||Working Independently and with others - The ability to plan their own work, be self-directed and use interpersonal skills and attitudes to work collaboratively.
Professionalism & Social Responsibility - The capacity and intention to use professional knowledge and skills ethically and responsibly, for the benefit of others and the environment.
Standard six semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.
- 2015->UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank-Internal
- 2016->UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank-Internal
- 2017->UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank-Internal
- 2018->UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank-Internal
- 2019->UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank-Internal
- 2020->UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank-Internal
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