Acting

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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

The FedUni Camp Street Campus offers a three-year full-time Bachelor of Arts in Acting. A three-year full-time Bachelor of Arts in Music Theatre is also offered.

The Acting degree offers focused theatre study, allowing the student to develop skills and gain the techniques needed to become a professional actor. Classes are taught by respected artists and teachers, ensuring that the perspective gained by emerging performers is relevant, rigorous and contemporary.

The student is encouraged to explore existing repertoire and new work. The course 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.

Successful completion of this program will enable graduates to emerge as a performer with the knowledge and skills to:

  • Demonstrate specific acting skills on stage or screen
  • Demonstrate flexibility and range in vocal skills
  • Demonstrate flexibility and range in movement skills
  • Understand the performing arts heritage
  • Synthesise performance skills, creative processes, production and management skills
  • Display a sensitivity to the needs and reactions of other theatre workers and collaborators
  • Research and contribute to the creation of characters and the collaborative process of performance-making
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.
Program Majors AvailableGeneral
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 Performing Arts Acting Theatre Arts 1 20 $1,007
PAATC1001 Performing Arts Acting Theatre Critical 1 15 $756
PAATV1001 Performing Arts Acting Theatre Voice 1 15 $756
PADWD1001 Performing Arts Directed Workshop Dance 1 10 $504

Year 1 Semester 2
PAATA1002 Performing Arts Acting Theatre Arts 2 20 $1,007
PAATC1002 Performing Arts Acting Theatre Critical 2 15 $756
PAATV1002 Performing Arts Acting Theatre Voice 2 15 $756
PADWD1002 Performing Arts Directed Workshop Dance 2 10 $504

Year 2 Semester 1
PAATA2003 Acting And Theatre Practice 3 20 $1,007
PAATC2003 Performing Arts Acting Theatre Critical 3 15 $756
PAATV2003 Performing Arts Acting Theatre Voice 3 15 $756
PADWD2003 Performing Arts Directed Workshop Dance 3 10 $504

Year 2 Semester 2
PAATA2004 Performing Arts Acting Theatre Arts 4 20 $1,007
PAATC2004 Performing Arts Acting Theatre Critical 4 15 $756
PAATV2004 Performing Arts Acting Theatre Voice 4 15 $756
PADWD2004 Performing Arts Directed Workshop Dance 4 10 $504

Year 3 Semester 1
PAATF3001 Film Acting Studio 15 $756
PAATP3001 Theatre Performance Skills 15 $756
PACAC3005 Critical Studies 5 15 $756
PADWD3005 Dance Performance Skills 15 $756

Year 3 Semester 2
PAAMS3004 Showcase 15 $756
PAATP3002 Theatre Performance Skills 15 $756
PAATS3002 Theatre Studio 15 $756
PACAC3006 Critical Studies 6 15 $756

Indicative Totals:

360

$18,140

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.
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- CSP, 3700237243 - Int Fee
Mid year entry No
Credit Points 360
Duration (EFTSL) 3.000
Other Study Costs

Non-compulsory fees may apply to this program.

Duration Three years full-time
Location Camp Street Campus (Ballarat)
Application Method Application is via VTAC at www.vtac.edu.au
Mid Year applicants and current FedUni students wishing to transfer to another FedUni program are required to complete the Direct Application for Admission (Internal Transfer) form. To obtain a copy of this form, please visit www.federation.edu.au/apply

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.

Entry Requirements

Satisfactory completion of the VCE (or equivalent), A study score of at least 25 in English/English Language/Literature or at least 30 in ESL. or Mature Age entry.

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.

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 Indicative Fee total for a Commonwealth Supported Place: $18,140

Please visit www.federation.edu.au/fees to obtain further information regarding Indicative Program Fees.
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 2014 $17,800
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
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 There are no additional entry requirements to enter this course other than the University Entry Requirements listed above.





    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 11/Aug/2014
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