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|Award granted||Bachelor of Creative Arts (Drama)|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)|
|Length||3 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake||March (Trimester 1)|
|Indicative annual fee 2015||$6,190 - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
Arts and Education Student Services and Enrolment Enquirie
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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 Services Office.
|VTAC Codes||1400516021 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
|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.
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.
Applicants should have successfully completed VCE, or equivalent, including Units 3 and 4–a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL.
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
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 System 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, 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.