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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

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.

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 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.

 

 

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

For students commencing from 2015:

 

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

  • 15 credit points of compulsory core units
  • 9 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

For students commencing from 2015:


Core units

Level 1

Trimester 1

ACP109 Improvisation: Principles in Action  

ACP101 Performance Laboratory (A): Time, Space, Frame  

ACC100 Creative Communications Practice  

1 Elective

 

Trimester 2

ACP177 Genre and Performance  

ACP110 Performance Laboratory (B): Body, Image, Performance  

ACC101 Creativity, Imagination and Dangerous Ideas  

1 Elective

 

Level 2

Trimester 1

ACP205 Performance, Image, Site  

 

Select one of:

ACP206 Performance, Authenticity, Adaption  

OR

ACD211 Dance and Technology  

ACC200 Freelancing in the Arts  

1 Elective

 

Trimester 2

ACP279 Voice, Body, Text  

ACP280 Major Performance Project: Page to Stage  

2 Electives

 

Level 3

Trimester 1

ACP378 Out of the Ether: Devised Theatre  

ACP325 Reading Dramatic Literature  

2 Electives

 

Trimester 2

ACP323 Applied Theatre  

ACP324 Ensemble Performance: Dramaturgy and Devising (A)  

2 Electives

 

Elective units

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  

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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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