Bachelor of Creative Arts (Drama)
Course summary for current students
|Year||2016 course information|
|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.
Transition to University study
The faculty offers two units AIX160 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.
Fees and charges
All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students
Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. Please refer to the Pre 2016 Unit Fee Cost in the Unit Search.
2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students
Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the course you study. The following rates apply:
|Commonwealth Supported Place (indicative)*||Domestic Fee Paying||International Fee Paying|
The rates shown are based on 1 Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL) or 8 credit points. If your study load for the year is less than or more than 1 EFTSL your fees will be adjusted accordingly. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can multiple the course price by the EFSTL value of all units you are enrolled in to determine the unit price.
* The Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) course rates shown are indicative course fees. CSP fees are indicative because they are calculated based on your unit selection. They should be used as a guide only. The 2016 CSP course fees may change if the Commonwealth Government's proposed fee deregulation and reforms legislation is passed.
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
For students commencing from 2015:
|ACC100||Communication in Everyday Life|
|ACC101||Creativity and Dangerous Ideas|
|ACP101||Performance Laboratory (A): Time, Space, Frame|
|ACP109||Improvisation: Principles in Action|
|ACP110||Performance Laboratory (B): Body, Image, Performance|
|ACP177||Genre and Performance|
|ACP205||Performance, Image, Site|
Select one unit from ACD211 or ACP206:
|ACD211||Performance and Technology|
|ACP206||Performance, Authenticity, Adaption|
|ACP280||Major Performance Project: Page to Stage (2 credit points)|
|ACP323||Out of the Box: Theatre in Alternative Contexts|
|ACP324||Ensemble Performance: Dramaturgy and Devising (A)|
|ACP326||Ensemble Performance: Dramaturgy and Devising (B)|
|ACP378||Out of the Ether: Devised Theatre (2 credit points)|
Students are encouraged to consider the following recommended elective units:
|ACC317||Communication and Creative Arts Internship A|
|ACC318||Communication and Creative Arts Internship B|
|ALL375||Shakespeare: Six Plays, Six Worlds|
|ALW227||Script Writing: Focus On Fiction|
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Other Course Information
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.