||Bachelor of Arts (Acting)
||Applications for Semester 1, 2016 have now closed.
||Associate Professor Kim Durban
|Contact Hours (per week)
Higher Education students can expect the majority of classes to fall any time between 8:30 am and 6:30pm, Monday to Friday.
||Semester 1, 2016.
Take the first step towards your career
under lights and in front of the camera.
Our acting degree offers an intensive
training program where you will develop acting, voice and movement
skills to a professional level.
You'll be based at our Camp Street
Campus - a dynamic hub for our creative students. You'll develop
your acting, voice and movement skills to be competitive in the
industry. You will also learn the practical skills of working with
agents and preparing for auditions.
Studio classes are taught by respected
artists who work or have worked in the industry themselves,
ensuring that the perspective gained by emerging performers is
relevant, vigorous and contemporary. You will be encouraged to
explore 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 theatre and film, and
critical studies. A series of studio and public performances occur
at each year level, inclusive of a presentation to industry at the
conclusion of the program.
Areas of study
include: Acting, Auditions, Agents, Critical studies, Film and TV
acting, Movement and dance, Performing arts, Singing, Voice
Graduates work in both established and emerging theatre
companies, playing roles in film and television, developing
self-generated works, voice-over and online, in presentation for
tools such as corporate videos, and educational or issue-based
theatre. If drama teaching is a career option, the sequence of four
dance courses undertaken as part of the degree program form the
basis of a second discipline for entry into a Masters of Education
program. This may be undertaken in Ballarat or elsewhere.
You may perform in the following types of productions:
- established and emerging theatre companies
- developing self generated works
- corporate videos
- educational or issue-based theatre
- drama and dance teacher*
* The four dance subjects satisfy a second discipline mehod for
a Master of Teaching
|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.
|There are currently no information sessions scheduled.
This program is nationally recognised within the Performing Arts
|Frequently Asked Questions
For a list of Frequently Asked Questions, please
click on the following link 2015 Performing Arts FAQ's (pdf, 96kb)
Faculty of Education and Arts Arts Academy (Ref 08606)
Tel: 5327 8000
Freecall: 1800 333 864
||International Student Programs
Phone: +61 3 5327 9018
|Domestic students are students who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of an Australian permanent visa. International 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.
||No ATAR required - check out our open access policy
|Mid year entry
|Other Study Costs
Non-compulsory fees may apply to this program.
3 years full-time
||Camp Street Campus (Ballarat)
||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
|Application Type - Direct
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.
Applicants are selected by audition and interview (the audition
process is managed separately to the application process).
Applicants read the Audition Requirements (pdf, 191kb), and lodge
an Application for Audition (pdf, 727kb) . These
forms and other audition information are available from the Arts
Academy or the application information and key dates
If you are having trouble accessing this webpage, please contact
the Arts Academy for a copy of the form The application should be
returned to the Arts Academy by the closing date. Late Applications
must register their interest before submitting an application form
by phoning 03 5327 8606. Upon receipt of the completed form,
together with the audition fee, the Arts Academy will advise
applicants of an audition time and anything they are required to
bring to the audition. Auditions are usually held in
October/November. Call backs are held November / December and are
Single audition fee for Acting or Music Theatre programs is
Combined audition fee for Acting and Music Theatre program's is
Applicants who live in remote areas may find it difficult to
attend and audition in person. Our preference is to audition
applicants in person. However, if you live a considerable distance
away from audition venues, it is possible to audition via a DVD
recording. Be aware that if you choose this option, your audition
will be judged solely on the strength of your DVD performance.
Applicants auditioning in this way will still need to lodge an
application for the degree.
Information on submitting a DVD application is available from
the Arts Academy or the webpage application information and key dates
Applicants who fail to submit an application form to audition
may not be considered for selection.
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
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
Students can progress to the Bachelor
of Creative Arts (Honours) as a prelude to a higher degree in
research or a professional qualification
|Program Majors Available|
|2016 - Sample Program Structure|
||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.
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