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|Award granted||Bachelor of Creative Arts (Drama)|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)|
|Length||3 years full time|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1)
|Indicative annual fee 2015||$23,940* AUD|
|CRICOS course code||060434K|
IELTS overall score of 6 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent
|Deakin course code||A357|
|VTAC Codes||1400516023 - Burwood (Melbourne), International full-fee paying place|
|Faculty contacts||Deakin International|
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
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.
Deakin offers many courses which can be studied by distance education overseas.
However, international students living in Australia must, in each compulsory trimester (that is, Trimesters 1 and 2), enrol in at least one unit that is offered as a Campus located unit and can, in addition enrol in units offered via Cloud (online). International students are not permitted to do more than 25% of their total course via Cloud (online) learning. Best practice is to enrol in mostly Campus located units in each compulsory trimester.
In a non-compulsory trimester (Trimester 3), international students may study Cloud (online) units only.
As a graduate of the Bachelor of Creative Arts (Drama) you will be equipped with skills appropriate to the expanding arts and entertainment industries, whether it be live theatre, drama education, contemporary performance companies, education, film and television production, performing arts centres or community theatre in Australia.
Graduates of other Deakin programs utilise skills gained in the drama sequence to improve their public presentation skills, personal confidence and team-working abilities. Combining a major in drama with education studies can qualify you to teach drama and performance in schools and other educational settings.
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||Communication in Everyday Life|
|ACP177||Genre and Performance|
|ACP110||Performance Laboratory (B): Body, Image, Performance|
|ACC101||Creativity and Dangerous Ideas (ACC101 also offered in Trimester 3)|
|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|
|ACP324||Ensemble Performance: Dramaturgy and Devising (A)|
|ACP326||Ensemble Performance: Dramaturgy and Devising (B) Major Project|
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|
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.
IELTS / English language requirements
Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies.
It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses. (more details)
If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit transfer. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit transfer.
Your credit transfer is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.
You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.
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.