Deakin University

Bachelor of Creative Arts - Drama

Deakin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00113B

Get amongst the next generation of dynamic theatre makers to create innovative contemporary performance in Deakin's Bachelor of Creative Arts (Drama). Become a versatile and agile contemporary theatre practitioner equipped with the tools to kick-start your independent theatre career. You’ll be challenged to develop physical, creative and intellectual capacities through practice-based learning. In a studio setting, develop core skills in acting, improvisation, collaborative theatre creation, dramaturgy, dramatic text analysis, rehearsal techniques, site-specific and applied performance. Explore history and theory and work with digital technologies and other creative arts disciplines. Real-time practical learning in state-of-the-art facilities is supported by online materials, lectures, guest speakers and access to leaders in the field. Opportunities extend from campus-based learning to include public performance, site-based practice and internship experiences.


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

This course uses the ATAR as part of its selection considerations. Selection is competitive, meeting these minimum requirements or their equivalents does not guarantee selection into this course. All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Please refer to this course entry on the Deakin University website to read about ways of satisfying the English language proficiency requirement. For more detailed information about additional course requirements for all applicant groups, or equivalent minimum requirements for applicants with a higher education study, VET study or work and life experience refer to the Deakin University website.

Study pathways

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.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Melbourne Burwood
  • ATAR: 64
  • Full-time : 3 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Melbourne Burwood.

Course fee shown is indicative and actual fees may vary.

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