Master your craft, create new stories and forge a unique path as a creative in the industry. Through practice-based learning and collaborative performance creation, you will develop your creative voice and the technical skills required to launch or progress your career.

Experience real-world learning

Apply your craft from day one. Not only will you get to work on multiple performance productions modelled on professional industry standards and presented to public audiences, you'll get to mix and mingle with industry practitioners and make contacts that will take you into your career. Keep the passion alive while working in and learning about theatre, industry workplaces and how to manage all aspects of a professional career performing in and producing performance. You'll graduate ready to audition, pitch and apply for future roles and to produce your own theatre productions, with a strong career development strategy that will set you on the right path to a successful future.


Undergraduate (your first degree)

An undergraduate degree is generally completed between two to four years, depending on the pattern of study and any recognition of prior learning you may have. Associate degrees, bachelor and bachelor with honours are all undergraduate degrees.


Postgraduate (further study)

A postgraduate qualification can be undertaken by students who have already completed an undergraduate degree or possess significant, demonstrable work experience. Postgraduate courses include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, masters and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.


Higher Degrees by Research (supervised research)

Research degrees are research based master’s or PhD programs that focus on a single area of expertise. They provide students the opportunity to carry out highly specialised research under expert supervision.

Discover creative arts majors

Immerse yourself in your creative practice when you major in dance, theatre, photography, publishing, visual arts and writing, and personalise your degree with minors in complementary study areas.

Learn more about Deakin's creative arts majors

Career opportunities

As a theatre course graduate, you’ll be equipped with appropriate skills for the expanding arts and entertainment industries. You may find employment in:

  • community theatre
  • drama associations
  • drama education
  • film and television production
  • performing arts centres
  • theatre companies.

I undertook an internship as part of my course. I got to experience first-hand the unfolding process of a professional-level production, from rehearsals all the way to opening night. The internship gave me the opportunity to work with and learn from industry professionals.

Robin Oyales

Bachelor of Creative Arts (Drama)

Purpose-built facilities

We have three purpose-built performance studios so you can produce public performances at a professional standard. You can explore stage design, lighting, sound, production, stage management, publicity and marketing.

Cross-disciplinary learning

Our courses let you collaborate with students across disciplines. In the Bachelor of Creative Arts (Drama) you can explore complementary skills to become a well-rounded creative practitioner and maximise your career options. Choose to take elective units in photography, visual arts, dance, design, communication or media.

Research with us

If you’ve got an interesting idea or thought on contemporary drama, consider doing a higher degree by research with us. One of our recent research projects 'Equal to life: empowerment through drama and research in a drama group for people with disabilities' considers constraints experienced by people with disabilities and explores the ways that experiences in theatre can be particularly empowering for them.

Learn more about researching with us

Explore drama at Deakin

Take a tour of our drama facilities

Tour Deakin University's drama facilities which include an industry standard theatre, black box drama style studios, dance studios, costume wardrobe department, and a television studio for acting and directing students.

Drama at Deakin

Immerse yourself in our dynamic practical and industry-focused drama course, and start living your creative life.

Drama PhD

Louise Morris talks about her research project in drama performance, which looks at landscape theatre and immersive site-based performance.