Bachelor of Arts - Performing Arts (MBAA)

University of South Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00121B

The Bachelor of Arts (Performing Arts) teaches students drama and music through performance practice and applied theory. The degree is flexible and opens up a diverse range of career possibilities. Students graduate with a portfolio that includes a media kit and creative work of professional standard and are given the opportunity to study a double major which increases employment prospects.


  • 108 units
  • 9 units of core courses
  • 36 units of an Arts Specialisation
  • 36 units of a second Arts major
  • 18 units of a minor
  • 9 units of electives.


  • Performing Arts
  • English and Creative Writing
  • History and Cultural Studies
  • International Relations Languages
  • Linguistics
  • Sociology

Standard entry requirements

  • Qualify for South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) with competitive ATAR
  • Or complete secondary education equivalent to SACE
  • Complete International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • Complete or partially complete higher education program
  • Complete four Open Universities Australia courses at undergraduate level or above
  • Complete a Certificate IV level or above
  • Qualify for special entry
  • Complete a Foundation Studies program
  • And meet any pre-requisite and academic requirements. International students who speak English as a foreign language must have obtained the required standards prior to admission.

Study pathways

Students who finish their degree with a credit or higher grade point average (GPA) could be eligible for the one-year Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree and could also continue studies with a Master of Teaching and teach music or drama in Australia and overseas.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Magill International: $84,000
  • ATAR: 65

Further information

Students can apply for the Bachelor of Arts/Master of Teaching (Secondary) packaged option which is a pathway straight into postgraduate study. For application into the Master of Teaching packaged option apply into the Bachelor of Arts and select the specialisation in first year.

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