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Deakin University

Burwood, Melbourne , Victoria ,Australia

Bachelor of Creative Arts (Drama)

Want to be a part of the next generation of innovative performers and theatre-makers? Deakin's Bachelor of Creative Arts (Drama) will help you master your craft, create new stories, and forge your own unique path as a creative in the industry. Led by performance experts with years of industry experience, you’ll explore techniques in acting, improvisation, voice, and devising, as well as digital theatre crafts to work in theatre, film, or television.

Want to launch your career in the performing arts and entertainment industries?

Through a dynamic combination of acting theory and practice, you'll gain a thorough understanding of the arts and be inspired to create new forms of art

Through this course, you’ll produce public performances at a professional standard, and explore important aspects of the theatre including:

  • acting theory and practice
  • different performance styles and processes
  • site-based and community theatre
  • text studies
  • theatre history

You’ll have the chance to work on individual and group creative projects to develop your skills in ensemble creation and production management and participate in public performances. Plus, you can gain exposure to international theatre techniques by taking an overseas study tour or internship.

Work experience

Work-integrated learning opportunities are embedded through the Bachelor of Creative Arts programs with real client briefs, opportunities for client and industry engagement, and professional practice. These may be discipline-specific or may introduce students to other opportunities in the diverse field of creative arts.

This level of engagement occurs at first, second, and third years and is core to the course. In particular, we have a Creative Careers and Contexts and Exhibition and Performance units where students meet industry practitioners, visit creative industry workplaces, organize and promote a festival of exhibitions and performances and learn the appropriate practical, administrative, marketing and self-management skills required to launch and maintain their careers as creative artists in their chosen discipline.

Students will develop a career development strategy that can be used to demonstrate the essential skills and knowledge for a future job application, successful pitch for funding or, development of a self-run project.

Campus Information

Burwood

The Melbourne Burwood Campus is Deakin’s largest. A short trip from Melbourne’s central business district, Burwood offers the perfect balance between city lifestyle and suburban comfort. On campus you will find impressive buildings and world-class facilities, a wide range of learning and social spaces, and a relaxed atmosphere. If you enjoy getting outdoors between classes, the Melbourne Burwood Campus also sits alongside parkland, which is great for walking, jogging and cycling.

Intakes

  • March

Application Processing Time in Days: 5

Application Process

Application Outcome
7 Days
Visa processing time
35 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Drama graduates are equipped to launch careers as independent theatre-makers and pursue roles throughout the arts and entertainment industries. Career opportunities include:

  • actor
  • theatre director
  • art center manager
  • festival manager
  • drama educator
  • community theatre practitioner
  • production manager
  • presenter.

PSW Opportunity

  • Melbourne Campus - 2 years of Post Study Work Permit

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

India
  • (standard class XII):- 65%

Entry for applicants with recent secondary education (previous three years) will be based on their performance in a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education, with pre-requisite units 3 and 4; a study score of at least 25 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or 20 in English other than EAL.

Applicants will be selected in accordance with the published Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) for that year.

Entry for applicants with previous Tertiary, VET, life, or work experience will be based on one of their performance in one of the following:

  • a Certificate IV in a related discipline OR
  • a Diploma in any discipline or 50% completion of a Diploma in a related discipline OR
  • successful completion of relevant study at an accredited higher education institution equivalent to at least two Deakin University units OR
  • other evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent including relevant work or life experience

Supporting documents

When you apply to Deakin, it’s important to attach all requested supporting documentation, otherwise, your application could be delayed or disallowed.

Remember, most documents need to be certified before you upload them, so give yourself plenty of time to get organized.

Examples of certified copies you’ll need to include:

  • award certificates
  • academic transcripts
  • formal identity papers (e.g. your passport).

Documents in languages other than English will need to be translated. If you’re applying for a scholarship, please also check the specific supporting documents for that application