About Theatre

An intensive studio training program for actors and theatre makers that prepares artists to become both accomplished performers and skilled devisers of their own work.

This is an innovative and unique program of exploration and discovery for actor-creators. You’ll develop your own voice and vision as a theatre artist, building 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.

You’ll also select breadth subjects from a huge range across the University to pursue your individual interests.

Discover the Acting and Theatre specialisations

Get an overview of our Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting) and Bachelor of Fine Arts (Theatre) with this video showcasing our programs, which produce some of Australia's finest practitioners.

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Find out more about our graduate degrees and get support with your application. Speak to our expert staff online, via phone or at an upcoming event. You can also register to learn more about your course options and opportunities via email.

Why study at the University of Melbourne

Industry-ready skills

Industry-ready skills

Graduates will be equipped with the skills and experience to enter the multifaceted theatre industry in the Asia-Pacific and beyond.

Taught by leading experts

Taught by leading experts

Work with invited industry directors to adapt material and develop original works and perform in the internationally recognised Melbourne Fringe Festival.

Create your network

Create your network

Build connections with both industry figures and highly skilled staff, as well as with your peers and students from across our Fine Arts and Music specialisations.

Hear from our students

Find out what motivated our current students to choose Melbourne, and the impact studying with us has had on their lives and careers.

I love the rehearsal process and then performing a season of our shows. A highlight so far is my being cast in the role of Nina in American playwright Mike Posner’s play, ‘Snore’.

Dianne Miranda, Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting)

Talk to us

Please speak to our expert staff to discover more about our learning opportunities and get support with your application.