Through acting theory and practice, develop your skills in contemporary drama. You’ll be trained to be equally at home creating, directing, designing or producing performances for a wide range of contexts.

We offer master classes with industry experts, internships in professional companies and study opportunities at universities in the UK, the US and Europe.

Yoni Prior

Senior Lecturer in Drama

Purpose-built facilities

We have three purpose-built performance studios so you can produce public performances at a professional standard. You can explore stage design, lighting, sound, production, stage management, publicity and marketing.

Drama courses

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Research with us

If you’ve got an interesting idea or thought on contemporary drama, consider doing a higher degree by research with us.

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Recent Deakin research

Equal to life: empowerment through drama and research in a drama group for people with disabilities

Jo Raphael considers constraints experienced by people with disabilities and explores the ways that experiences in drama and theatre can be particularly empowering for them.

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Career opportunities

As a drama course graduate, you’ll be equipped with appropriate skills for the expanding arts and entertainment industries. You may find employment in:

  • Community theatre
  • Drama associations
  • Drama education
  • Film and television production
  • Independent theatre companies
  • Performing arts centres

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Drama at Deakin

Immerse yourself in our dynamic practical and industry-focused drama course, and start living your creative life.

Drama PhD

Louise Morris talks about her research project in drama performance, which looks at landscape theatre and immersive site-based performance.

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