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|Award granted||Bachelor of Creative Arts (Drama)|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)|
|Duration||3 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|CRICOS course code||060434K|
|Deakin course code||A357|
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 skill development. Final year students are able to participate in performing arts (drama) internships.
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 – and on visiting, special guest and casual academic staff.
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 projects and production companies.
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.
Transition to University study
The faculty offers two units ASC160 Introduction to University Study and ALW117 Professional Writing for Work 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.
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.
Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.
Please be aware:
For students commencing from 2015:
To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Creative Arts (Drama) a student must complete 24 credit points including:
For students commencing from 2015:
|ACP109||Improvisation: Principles in Action|
|ACP101||Performance Laboratory (A): Time, Space, Frame|
|ACC100||Creative Communications Practice|
|ACP177||Genre and Performance|
|ACP110||Performance Laboratory (B): Body, Image, Performance|
|ACC101||Creativity, Imagination and Dangerous Ideas|
|ACP205||Performance, Image, Site|
Select one of:
|ACP206||Performance, Authenticity, Adaption|
|ACD211||Dance and Technology|
|ACC200||Freelancing in the Arts|
|ACP279||Voice, Body, Text|
|ACP280||Major Performance Project: Page to Stage|
|ACP378||Out of the Ether: Devised Theatre|
|ACP325||Reading Dramatic Literature|
|ACP324||Ensemble Performance: Dramaturgy and Devising (A)|
Students are encouraged to consider the following recommended elective units:
|ACC317||Communication and Creative Arts Internship A|
|ACC318||Communication and Creative Arts Internship B|
|ALL373||Greek Tragedy: Death, Sex and Vengeance|
|ALW227||Script Writing: Focus On Fiction|
|ALL375||Shakespeare: Six Plays, Six Worlds|
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.
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.