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|Award granted||Bachelor of Creative Arts (Drama)|
|Campus||Offered at Melbourne Burwood Campus|
|Length||3 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake||March (Trimester 1)|
|Indicative annual fee 2013||$5,890* - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
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Contact the Course Director for matters relating specifically to the academic content of this course - all enrolment related queries must go to the Student Support Office.
|VTAC Codes||16021 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
|CRICOS course code||060434K|
|Deakin course code||A357|
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.
As a graduate of the Bachelor of Creative Arts (Drama) you will be readily equipped with skills appropriate to the expanding arts and entertainment industries, whether it be live theatre, drama associations, 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 a 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.
To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Creative Arts (Drama) a student must complete 24 credit points including:
|ACP101||Principles of Live Performance|
|ACP109||Improvisation and the Actor|
|ACP177||Modern and Postmodern Drama|
|ACP110||The Paradox of the Actor|
|ACP205||Performance for Alternative Spaces|
|ACP279||The Integrated Performer|
|ACP206||Processes of Realisation|
|ACP280||Performance, Text, Realisation|
|ACP378||Out of the Ether: Devised Performance|
|ACP323||Out of the Box: Theatre Practice in Alternative Contexts|
|ACC316||Collaborative Major Creative Project (2 credit points)|
In choosing electives, students are encouraged to consider taking a major sequence or individual units from the following Creative Arts major sequences listed in:
The following units are also available as elective options in each trimester:
Trimester 1, Trimester 2 or Trimester 3
|ACM337||Creative Arts International Project Or Study Tour|
|ALX321||Creative Industries Internship|
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.
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.
Applicants should have successfully completed VCE, or equivalent, including Units 3 and 4–a study score of at least 25 in English (ESL) or 20 in any other English.
The Faculty offers alternative entry options for mature age and other special categories of applicants. Information about these is available in the VTAC guide and on the Deakin University’s website at http://www.deakin.edu.au/future-students/applications-enrolments/index.php
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.
The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.
You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning (Credit Transfer) Search which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
Applications for Trimester 2 and Trimester 3 must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the Apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.
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, workshop 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 Support.