Bachelor of Fine Arts (Theatre)

  • CRICOS code: 094860M
  • VTAC code: 3800610081
  • International VTAC code: 3800610083

Course overview

  • 3 years full time
  • On Campus (Southbank)
  • Available to domestic and international students
  • Start Year Intake - February


The Theatre specialisation is an intensive studio-based training program for actors and theatre makers that prepares artists to become both accomplished performers and skilled devisers of their own work.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (Theatre) course is an innovative and unique training program for actor-creators. Throughout the course, you will develop your own voice and vision as a theatre artist and build your expertise across various facets of contemporary theatre practice - acting, theatre making, devising and performing in a variety of contexts, writing, dramaturgy and self producing, while also selecting breadth subjects from a huge range across the University to pursue your individual interests.

As a Theatre student, you will collaborate throughout the course with VCA students from other disciplines, including Acting, Writing, Directing, Production and Film & Television. You will have opportunities to engage in national and international engagement projects, building on existing expertise and approaches to industry readiness for the autonomous, ensemble and company performer and practitioner.

Breadth subjects at each year level enable you to explore cross disciplinary studies from the wider University community, accessing multi-disciplinary knowledge and skills that will build on existing knowledge or present opportunities for you to investigate and develop new interests.

You will

  • Develop a command of performance and theatre skills, including body, voice, movement, acting, devising and collaboration
  • Gain experience in creating new work from a range of sources and stimuli in a variety of devising and generative contexts
  • Participate in an immersive international study tour
  • Develop a new work and present it at a nationally recognised festival
  • Consolidate a working methodology as a performer and as an ensemble company member and theatre maker.

Future pathways

Upon completion of the course, you may choose to apply for a fourth-year Honours degree. An honours year provides an intensive mode of study allowing you to master your specialisation and create a pathway into advanced graduate study options in acting.