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On Offer Yes
Award Bachelor of Arts (Acting)
Accepting Applications Applications for 2015 will open in August.
Program Coordinator Associate Professor Kim Durban
Contact Hours (per week) 24-30
Classes Held

Higher Education students can expect the majority of classes to fall any time between 8:30 am and 6:30pm, Monday to Friday. The timetable for Higher Education programs will be finalised when offers are made.

Commences February
Program Outline

This degree offers focused theatre study, allowing you to develop skills and gain the techniques needed to become a professional actor. The degree is based on a carefully nuanced learning model that blends practice with theory. The acting degree offers an intensive actor training program where you will develop acting, voice and movement skills required to become a professional actor and performer. Classes are taught by respected artists and teachers, ensuring that the perspective gained by emerging performers is relevant, rigorous and contemporary. You will be encouraged to explore existing repertoire and new work. The degree is underpinned by a philosophy of blending practice with theory, incorporating workshops, rehearsal and research. Subjects include: voice, dance, acting (for theatre and film), performance studio and critical studies, studio and public performances occur at each level of the program.

Career Opportunities

Graduates may work in established theatre companies, playing roles in film and television, developing self-generated work, voice over corporate videos, issue-based theatre and teaching. If teaching is a career option, a sequence of four dance courses, undertaken as part of the degree program form the basis of a 2nd discipline for drama / dance teaching entry into an education program or teaching qualification.

Program Rules and Requirements Year 1 - eight core courses over two semesters.
Year 2 - eight core courses over two semesters.
Year 3 - eight core courses over two semesters.
Information Sessions
There are currently no information sessions scheduled.
Professional Recognition

This program is nationally recognised within the Performing Arts Industry.

Frequently Asked Questions

For a list of Frequently Asked Questions, please click on the following link 2014 Performing Arts FAQ's (pdf, 96kb)

School/Department

School of Education and Arts (Ref 08606)

Contact Us

Tel: 5327 8000
Freecall: 1800 333 864
Email: info@federation.edu.au
http://www.federation.edu.au/schools/education-and-arts/arts-academy

International Students This information may not apply to international students.
For further information contact:
International Student Programs
Tel: +61 3 5327 9018
Email: international@federation.edu.au
Web: http://federation.edu.au/international
DomesticDomestic students are students who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of an Australian permanent visa. Show InternationalInternational students are students who are not Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of an Australian permanent visa. International students must pay overseas/international fees.
FedUni Code AF5
VTAC Code

3700237241

Mid year entry No
Credit Points 360
Duration (EFTSL) 3.000
Other Study Costs

Non-compulsory fees may apply to this program.

Duration

3 years full-time

Location Camp Street Campus (Ballarat)
Application Method The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to Apply page for further information.
Federation University Australia offers a number of programs which are eligible for Open Access entry for current Year 12 students. Further information can be found on our Open Access page.
Application Type - VTAC Yes
Application Type - Direct Yes
Entry Requirements

Satisfactory completion of VCE (or equivalent) with a study score of at least 20 in English/English Language/Literature

 

Selection is based on a range of criteria. For more information, please visit Information for Mature Students.

Extra Requirements

Applicants are selected by audition and interview (the audition process is managed separately to the VTAC process). Applicants must obtain an Audition Requirements and Application for Audition form. These forms and other audition information are available from the Arts Academy or the webpage http://federation.edu.au/faculties-and-schools/faculty-of-education-and-arts/school-of-arts-humanities-and-social-sciences/arts-academy/performing-arts/apply.

Late applicants, after October 7, 2014 must telephone (03) 5327 8608 or email info@federation.edu.au before applying. A late fee may apply.

Completed forms should be returned to the School of Education and Arts, Arts Academy. Upon receipt of the completed form, together with a $60.00 audition fee, the School of Education and Arts, Arts Academy will advise applicants of an audition time and anything they are required to bring to the audition. Auditions are usually held in late November.

If auditioning for both Acting and Music Theatre programs, an audition fee of $100.00 will apply. Auditions are conducted in Ballarat and Melbourne, and selected cities interstate. Applicants who fail to carry out these requirements may not be considered for selection. Late applicants must telephone or email artsinfo@federation.edu.au before applying. You may call (03) 5327 8606 for further information.

If international students are unable to attend the audition they must forward a DVD of their recent works for consideration of the Selection Panel.

 

Entry is by audition based on talent. For audition requirements please refer to website: guerin.ballarat.edu.au/ard/artsacademy/perf_arts_prospective/index.shtml.
The application should be returned to the Arts Academy by mid October. Upon receipt of the completed form, together with a $60.00 audition fee, the Arts Academy will advise applicants of an audition time for November/December. Applicants who fail to carry out these requirements may not be considered for selection. Late applicants must telephone or email artsinfo@federation.edu.au before applying. You may call (03) 5327 8606 for further information.

Pathways/Alternate Entry

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 your eligibility for credit transfer, prior experience and qualifications.

Candidates are encouraged to gain as much experience as possible in local plays/productions, stay (or become) involved in community theatre, continue with any acting/voice/dance classes, perhaps take some short courses or tuition to improve skills, then apply through VTAC next year.

Late applications and Negotiated Offers will not be taken into this program.

Students can progress to the Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours) as a prelude to a higher degree in research or a professional qualification

Indicative Fees Please visit www.federation.edu.au/fees to obtain further information regarding Indicative Program Fees.
Program Majors AvailableGeneral
2015 - Sample Program Structure
This Sample Program Structure is not to be used for enrolment purposes. Refer to information provided by your school for your individual program structure.

The indicative fees are for a Commonwealth Supported Place. Not all Post Graduate Programs offer a Commonwealth Supported Place. Please refer to our Schedule of Fees page for more information regarding Indicative Program fees.

General Credit Points CSP Fee

Year 1 Semester 1
PAATA1001 Acting And Theatre Practice 1 20 $1,021
PAATC1001 Critical Studies In Theatre 1 15 $769
PAATV1001 Voice And The Actor 1 15 $769
PADWD1001 Dance 1 10 $510

Year 1 Semester 2
PAATA1002 Acting And Theatre Practice 2 20 $1,021
PAATC1002 Critical Studies In Theatre 2 15 $769
PAATV1002 Voice And The Actor 2 15 $769
PADWD1002 Dance 2 10 $510

Year 2 Semester 1
PAATA2003 Acting And Theatre Practice 3 20 $1,021
PAATC2003 Critical Studies In Theatre 3 15 $769
PAATV2003 Voice And The Actor 3 15 $769
PADWD2003 Dance 3 10 $510

Year 2 Semester 2
PAATA2004 Acting And Theatre Practice 4 20 $1,021
PAATC2004 Critical Studies In Theatre 4 15 $769
PAATV2004 Voice And The Actor 4 15 $769
PADWD2004 Dance 4 10 $510

Year 3 Semester 1
PAATF3001 Film Acting Studio 15 $769
PAATP3001 Theatre Performance Skills 15 $769
PACAC3005 Critical Studies 5 15 $769
PADWD3005 Dance Performance Skills 15 $769

Year 3 Semester 2
PAAMS3004 Showcase 15 $769
PAATP3002 Theatre Performance Skills 15 $769
PAATS3002 Theatre Studio 15 $769
PACAC3006 Critical Studies 6 15 $769

Indicative Totals:

360

$18,428

All courses listed in bold are core courses which must be undertaken as part of this program.
All courses listed in italics are electives - they are examples only, of some of the many courses available within the program.

Sample Program Structures are just one example of the many options available within your chosen Program.
Please contact the FedUni for further information on available options.
Show DomesticDomestic students are students who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of an Australian permanent visa. InternationalInternational students are students who are not Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of an Australian permanent visa. International students must pay overseas/international fees.
Academic Entry Requirement

International students must meet basic entry requirements as under:
- Academic entry requirements
- Be at least 18 years of age at the time of the proposed commencement of studies.
OR
- Mature age entry.

English Language Requirement

From 2014 - Overall IELTS band score of 6.0, with no band less than 6.0, or equivalent.

VTAC (International) 3700237243
CRICOS Program Code 052611J
FedUni Code AF5
Duration (International) 3 years
Fee - Annual Fee 2015 21400
Assessment This will be in the form of classwork, presentations, performances, essay, journal and written appraisals.
Other Study Costs

Non-compulsory fees may apply to this program.

RPL and Credit Transfer International students wishing to apply for RPL and Credit Transfer are required to provide syllabus of previous study undertaken at time of applying for a program. Not all programs offer RPL and Credit Transfer. Contact the International Student Programs office at international@federation.edu.au
Teaching Location (International Students)

Camp Street Campus (Ballarat)

Application Method International students currently studying VCE in Victoria (Australia) are required to apply through VTAC. All other international students applying for undergraduate and postgraduate coursework degrees are required to apply through the Federation University Australia's International office. All international students applying for Higher Degrees by Research are required to apply through Research Services.
Entry Requirements - International International students must meet the following basic entry requirements (see below):
  • English language entry requirements
  • Academic entry requirements
  • Extra Requirements - Int






    Pathways (International) The Arts Academy may consider recognition of prior learning upon application. Please contact the number listed under course enquiries for further information.
    Program Enquiries - International International Student Programs
    Federation University Australia
    PO Box 663
    Ballarat Victoria 3353
    Australia

    Tel: +61 3 5327 9018
    Fax: +61 3 5327 9017
    Email: international@federation.edu.au
    Web: federation.edu.au/international
    Further Information Contact Us:
    Tel: 1800 FED UNI (1800 333 864) Email: info@federation.edu.au

    A range of student services, are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please call the number listed above.
    The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

    All information contained in this publication including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of going to press as at the date above, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

    CRICOS Provider No.00103D.
    Information correct as at 08/Oct/2014
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