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Bachelor of Creative Arts (Drama)

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Award granted Bachelor of Creative Arts (Drama)
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud (online)No
Duration3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code060434K
Deakin course codeA357

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Course overview

Deakin’s Bachelor of Creative Arts (Drama) offers you systematic exposure to collaborative possibilities between various art forms, the experience of bringing art forms together in major projects and training in creative arts enterprise and management. You will also receive grounding in the academic knowledge necessary to understand the arts and to create new forms of art. The program draws upon the expertise of its staff – who are active practitioners in their fields, and industry – through visiting, special guest and casual academic staff.

 

The drama program will develop your skills in contemporary drama practices and perspectives. It is a dynamic combination of acting theory and practice, performance styles and processes, theatre history, text studies, community theatre and technical studies. Final year students are able to participate in performing arts (drama) internships.

 

Deakin drama graduates have a well-deserved reputation for high levels of skill, flexibility and initiative. The course equips you with the skills to establish independent drama production companies and projects.

Pathways

This course has pathways from more than 20 Institutes of TAFE and universities in Melbourne and regional Victoria. Credit transfer and recognition is normally available from TAFE and university diplomas and advanced diplomas in arts, business, management, and humanities disciplines.  Students with graded advanced diplomas from TAFE or equivalent will be eligible for up to 12 credit points of electives.  Students with graded diplomas or equivalent from TAFE or equivalent will be eligible for up to 8 credit points of electives.  There is also a pathway from Deakin University's Associate Degree of Arts, Business and Sciences to this course with up to 16 credit points depending on units taken.

On completion of this course you may choose to apply for an Honours degree or postgraduate study. These studies normally provide professional qualifications directed to a particular career.  Students must have completed a major in the discipline or interdisciplinary area in which they wish to specialise in the honours course. Entry is based on a number of factors, including an average grade of Distinction or High Distinction in the Bachelor of Arts particularly in the discipline in which they want to study Honours and the availability of supervision.  Further honours information.

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Transition to University study
The faculty offers two units ASC160 Introduction to University Study and ALW117 Writing for Professional Practice which are specifically designed to ease the transition into university study. New students are encouraged to enrol in one or both of these units in their first year.

 

 

Prerequisites
Because a number of disciplinary studies are cumulative in knowledge, technical competencies and/or study and research skills there are prerequisites which direct students to take some units before others. Students must seek advice from a course adviser before enrolling in units for which they do not have prerequisite or recommended units.

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Fees and charges

Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.

 

Please be aware:

  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

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Course rules

To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Creative Arts (Drama) a student must complete 24 credit points including:

  • 12 credit points of core units
  • 12 credit points of electives
  • no more than 8 credit points taken outside the Faculty of Arts and Education
  • no more than 10 credit points at level 1

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Course structure

Drama Core units

Level 1

Trimester 1

ACP101 Principles of Live Performance  

ACP109 Improvisation and the Actor  

 

Trimester 2

ACP177 Modern and Postmodern Drama  

ACP110 The Paradox of the Actor  

 

Level 2

Trimester 1

ACP205 Performance for Alternative Spaces  

ACP279 The Integrated Performer  

 

Trimester 2

ACP206 Processes of Realisation  

ACP280 Performance, Text, Realisation  

 

Level 3

Trimester 1

ACP378 Out of the Ether: Devised Performance  

 

Trimester 2

ACP323 Out of the Box: Theatre Practice in Alternative Contexts  

ACC316 Collaborative Major Creative Project  (2 credit points)

Electives

In choosing electives, students are encouraged to consider taking a major sequence or individual units from the following Creative Arts major sequences listed in:

 

Animation

Film Studies

Photography

Visual Arts

Visual Communication Design

Dance

 

The following unit is also available as an elective option:

 

Trimester 1, Trimester 2 or Trimester 3

ALX321 Creative Industries Internship  

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Other Course Information

Assessment

Assessment within the award of Bachelor of Creative Arts varies from written assignments and/or examination to practical and technical exercises and performance. In some units assessment may also include class participation, online exercises, seminar exercises and tests.

 

Cross-institutional arrangements
Continuing Deakin students may apply to study units offered by another Australian tertiary institution and have them credited to their Deakin University degree. Further information is available from Arts Student Services.

 

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