Theatre (Bachelor of Creative Arts)



Get amongst the next generation of dynamic theatre makers to create innovative contemporary performance in Deakin's Bachelor of Creative Arts (Theatre). Become a versatile and agile theatre practitioner equipped with the tools to kick-start your independent theatre career.

You will be challenged to develop physical, creative and intellectual capacities through practice-based learning, while also exploring history and theory, and working with digital technologies and other creative arts disciplines. In a studio setting, you will develop core skills in acting, improvisation, collaborative theatre creation, dramaturgy, dramatic text analysis, rehearsal techniques, and site-specific and applied performance.

Real-time practical learning in state-of-the-art facilities is supported by online materials, lectures, guest speakers and access to leaders in the field. Opportunities extend from campus-based learning to include public performance, site-based practice and internship experiences.

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Key information

Unit set code

MJ-A317002 (major)

Career outcomes

Theatre graduates are equipped to create and perform theatre works and to work in a variety of professional theatre contexts, including initiating their own work as independent theatre makers and pursuing various roles throughout the arts and entertainment industries. Our graduates work in careers across the industry in fields such as:

  • acting
  • community theatre
  • drama education
  • festival or event management
  • producing
  • stage management
  • theatre directing
  • youth theatre.

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To complete a Major sequence in Theatre complete the eight (8) units as specified below

  • Acting Studio
  • Improvisation for Theatre
  • Production Lab
  • Director's Workshop
  • Devising Theatre
  • Directed Production
  • Student-Devised Public Performance
  • Ensemble Devising (A)
  • Note: Incompatible with the Theatre minor sequence