Associate Degree in Dramatic Art

Excelsia College

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 02664K

The Associate Degree of Dramatic Art provides a solid introduction to the major aspects of theatre. The degree is built around a core of studies in performance and production, and students select a major focus on performance, production or theatre practice at the end of their first year. Primary course outcomes are directed towards the preparation of students for entry-level positions in the theatre, film and television industries. Specialist studies are layered with exploration of a Christian worldview that supports personal and professional ethics and social responsibility. Theatrical productions are a regular feature throughout the course.


  • Nested within the Bachelor of Dramatic Art
  • 96 credit points
  • 6 subjects per semester.


  • Acting
  • Design (Set
  • Sound
  • Lighting
  • Costume)
  • Movement
  • Performance
  • Production
  • Stage management
  • Theatre history
  • Theatrical style
  • Voice
  • Scriptwriting
  • Directing.

Standard entry requirements

  • NSW HSC or equivalent
  • Audition and interview.

Study pathways

Credit is awarded for equivalent previous studies and/or demonstrated equivalent prior learning. Graduates may complete a Bachelor of Dramatic Art with the addition of one further year of study.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Macquarie Park Domestic: $37,910
International: $37,910

Fee comments

Campuses: Macquarie Park.

FEE-HELP, Youth Allowance, Austudy and Abstudy available to eligible students

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