Bachelor of Acting for Stage and Screen

Federation University Australia

Passionate. Contemporary. Master the Craft of Performing Arts. Take the first step towards your career under lights and in front of the camera. Our acting program offers an intensive training program where you will develop acting, voice and movement skills for performance on stage and screen. You'll be based in Ballarat at our Arts Academy (Camp Street Campus), a dynamic hub for our creative students. You'll develop your acting, voice and movement skills in order to be competitive in the arts industry. You will also learn the practical skills of working with agents and preparing for auditions and screen tests. Studio classes are taught by some of Australia leading and respected artists, ensuring our training is relevant, vigorous and contemporary. You will be encouraged to explore both the existing repertoire and new work. The degree blends ensemble studio practice with critical theory, incorporating workshops, rehearsal, and research. Subjects include: voice and singing, dance and movement, acting for stage and screen, and critical studies. A series of studio and public performances occur at each year level, inclusive of a presentation to industry representatives at the conclusion of the program. Graduates of this program can be seen in major theatres across Australia, in comedy festivals, on television series, web series, and are renowned writers and makers of new works. Areas of study include: Stage and Screen Acting and Performance, Auditions, Agents, Critical studies, Movement, and dance, Performing arts, Singing, and Voice.

Course Fee:

International: $79,500

Entry Requirements:

Satisfactory completion of VCE (or equivalent); a study score of at least 20 in English/English Language/Literature or Mature Age entry. Applicants are selected by audition and interview (the audition process is managed separately to the VTAC process).


Year 1 - eight core courses over two semesters. Year 2 - eight core courses over two semesters. Year 3 - eight core courses over two semesters.

Subjects you can Study:

Stage and screen acting and performance; Auditions; Agents; Critical studies; Movement and dance; Performing arts; Singing; Voice

Study Pathways:

Credit will be considered if you have successfully completed higher education or TAFE studies in a relevant area. Advanced standing will be determined on an individual basis, depending on eligibility for credit transfer, prior experience and qualifications.

Further information:

The four dance subjects offered satisfy a second discipline method for a Master of Teaching


This program is nationally recognised within the Performing Arts Industry.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00103D

Related Careers:

Actor, Dancer, Musician,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Camp Street (Ballarat) No info No Full time 3 years

Federation University Australia (FedUni) is one of the country’s leading universities, with an enviable reputation for teaching excellence and graduate employment rates.

Headquartered in regional Victoria, with campuses in Ballarat, Gippsland, the Wimmera and Berwick in Melbourne, FedUni’s standing is based on nearly 150 years of education delivery.

A new Berwick Campus caters for the growing south-east Melbourne area, while a new Brisbane Campus and student support centre in Malaysia cater to the international student market.

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It is also recognised as a welcoming and friendly university, with students drawn from regional centres and metropolitan cities as well as from overseas.

Known for its supportive, inclusive environment, FedUni offers affordable study options (including online), learning assistance to help you stay at uni, small class sizes, friendly staff and accessible academic support. We are also one of few universities that offer free on-campus parking for students.

Our students have the opportunity to stay on campus with a range of residential options. The university places great emphasis on the quality of its teaching and learning, the student experience, and importantly, employability once you have graduated.

As a dual-sector university, we deliver a range of programs through higher education and TAFE, and have the ability to find the right pathway for your success.

Facilities such as the Nanya Environmental Research Station in western New South Wales and the Manufacturing and Industry Skills Centre in central Ballarat anchor the range of programs that FedUni delivers.

The university’s Australian Centre for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP) is recognised as Australia’s premier sports injury prevention research centre. It is one of only four such centres worldwide to be selected by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as a member of the IOC Medical Research Network.

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The University’s Arts Academy in Ballarat and the Gippsland Centre for Art and Design are a major provider of performing arts, music theatre and art programs.

The University is constantly adding to its list of programs and courses across its faculties and campuses, with criminology, outdoor environmental education and the nation’s first nature pedagogy course among more recent offerings.

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Other features of our campuses include art galleries, an indoor swimming pool and gym, a golf course and childcare facilities. 

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