Bachelor of Fine Arts (Theatre)

    • CRICOS Code: 093588G
    • VTAC Code: 3800610081
    • International VTAC Code: 3800610083

    What will I study?


    First and second year

    In your first year, undertake core subjects in: Body and Voice, Acting and Performance, and Contextual Studies along with Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting) students.

    In second year, adapt stage and screen material, and become familiar with the processes of: development, rehearsal, performance, and evaluation. And, develop new work for presentation at a nationally recognised fringe festival.

    Third year

    In third year, you will travel overseas as part of the program to develop your work further before presenting in a VCA theatre festival (alongside VCA graduate students in Writing and Directing for Performance).


    Along with BFA (Acting) students you will learn how to develop promotional and technical materials for your own work. And in the final semester, pitch to a panel of professional producers at a locally-hosted Performing Arts Market.

    Subjects in focus

    Body and Voice 1

    Develop a functional, efficient and flexible voice and body by addressing idiosyncratic habits that affect the moving and speaking performer. You are trained to possess physical awareness of breath in the body, muscularity, resonance, active listening and kinaesthetic awareness. You will experiment with physical improvisation, dynamic imagery, mask work, clowning and rhythmical play to activate sensory perception. This unit is co-delivered with Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting) students.

    Theatre Lab 3

    Apply your writing, directing, dramaturgy and performance skills to the ongoing development of a new work in an international context. You will refine your own performance-making methodologies via intense exercises, interpretive rehearsal processes and an overseas development experience.

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