Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Deakin's drama program is highly regarded within the industry and is designed to develop your skills in a range of contemporary drama practices. It's time to launch your career in the arts and entertainment industries with Deakin's Bachelor of Creative Arts (Drama). Led by a team of passionate drama practitioners with years of invaluable industry experience, you'll develop skills in acting, improvisation, performance and voice technique. This course is a dynamic combination of acting theory and practice, and you will immerse yourself in different performance styles and processes, theatre history, text studies, community theatre, and technical skill development. The course will provide you with the academic foundation necessary for understanding the arts, and the inspiration for creating new forms of art. You'll also have the opportunity to work on individual and group creative projects to develop your skills in ensemble creation and production management. To deepen your learning experience you'll have the opportunity to take part in public performances, overseas study tours and internships. Career opportunities for our self-motivated graduates exist in live theatre, film and television, drama education, contemporary performance companies, and in performing arts centres and community theatre.
The degree consists of a total of 24 credit points - 18 core and 6 elective units
- Acting techniques, Creative technologies and performance, Devising and collaborative theatre creation, Dramatic text analysis, Dramaturgy, Improvisation techniques, Performing arts, Rehearsal technique, Theatre studies
Standard entry requirements
Year 12 or equivalent: Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL
The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.
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