Edith Cowan University ECU

Bachelor of Performing Arts

Edith Cowan University ECU

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00279B

Explores original, self-devised and collaborative approaches to researching, creating, producing and presenting contemporary arts practice. The course focuses on all aspects of performance in a broader context rather than singular training in acting, dance or music. It provides students with coherent knowledge of the performing arts, combining theoretical and technical knowledge of performance and seeks to unlock limitations through practical inquiry. It also examines the ever-evolving nature of contemporary practice and new approaches to presentation and production. Students will develop critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills. Self-directed projects will develop confidence in working independently and highly collaborative group work will develop the ability to work as part of a cohesive team. The third year offers the opportunity for students to focus on a particular discipline or area of practice.


Total Credit Points 360


  • BPA1400 Australian Performance and Production Practices
  • BPA2400 Creativity and Collaboration in the Performing Arts
  • BPA2405 Interweaving Cultures in the Performing Arts
  • BPA3400 Performing Arts Management
  • Unit from Major x 8 (Major 1)
  • Unit from Major x 8 (Major 2)
  • Unit from Minor/Elective x 4
  • ADM3610 Venue Operations and Management
  • BPA1405 Direction in Theory and Practice
  • BPD2420 Production Management in Practice
  • BPD3260 Industry Secondment
  • BPD3400 Production Industry Studies
  • BPD3420 Production Practicum 3
  • PAD2400 Solo Performance Project
  • PAD3400 Writing for Performance
  • SAP1000 Power, Politics and Performance
  • SAP2000 Performance and the Institution
  • ADM2615 Arts and Festivals Marketing
  • ADM3615 Digital Arts Experiences
  • BPA2420 Stage Combat and Intimacy
  • BPA3405 Digital and Intermedial Performance
  • BPD3260 Industry Secondment
  • BPD3480 Production Practicum 4
  • PAD2405 Directing Text and Running a Room
  • PAD3405 Playwriting Workshop
  • SAP1010 Performance as Social Transformation
  • SAP2010 Sex, Gender and Performance

Standard entry requirements

  • AQF Cert IV
  • Successfully completed 0.25 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent)
  • Undergraduate Certificate
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test
  • University Preparation Course
  • Indigenous University Orientation Course
  • Aboriginal University Readiness Assessment or
  • Experience Based Entry Scheme.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Mount Lawley International: $112,800 No
  • Full-time : 3 years

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