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Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting)

Gain a distinctive edge with intensive training for film and stage, small group sizes and superb facilities.
Australia and New Zealand International
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Campus
Kelvin Grove
Campus
Kelvin Grove
Duration
3 years full-time
3 years full-time
Entry
February
February
QTAC code
421912
CRICOS
056185A

Highlights

  • Australia’s leading degree in acting specialising in screen performance
  • Graduate as an employable stage and screen actor, prepared to perform in both studio and on-location shoots
  • Opportunities to work with professional directors and production designers, and nationally known directors and cinematographers
  • Your stage and screen work will be showcased in Sydney to invited audiences of Australia’s leading agents and casting directors. Your showreel will be distributed nationally and internationally.

Highlights

  • Australia’s leading degree in acting specialising in screen performance
  • Graduate as an employable stage and screen actor, prepared to perform in both studio and on-location shoots
  • Opportunities to work with professional directors and production designers, and nationally known directors and cinematographers
  • Your stage and screen work will be showcased in Sydney to invited audiences of Australia’s leading agents and casting directors. Your showreel will be distributed nationally and internationally.

Why choose this course?

If your ambition is to build a career in film and television, and still develop as an artist on stage and elsewhere, then our course offers you the range of learning, training and performance opportunities you need. Your passion is shared by your fellow students and by your teachers who continue to pursue successful careers in film, television and live performance.

The course is exhilarating, demanding and life changing, and is a full-time commitment physically, mentally and emotionally.  You will receive extensive training in voice, speech production, physical expressivity, character, acting methodologies, script analysis, theatre and local and international film & TV industries.
 
Since film and television needs a diversity of young skilled actors, we welcome applications from aspiring actors of all backgrounds via audition.

Real-world learning

Our specialised screen training, small group sizes and superb facilities give QUT acting graduates a distinctive edge. We know what it takes to be an employable film and stage actor, and we put you through intensive training and performing regimes to ensure you graduate with the necessary skills and attitude.  Professional film crews will assist you on your shoots, and you’ll have opportunities to work with professional directors and designers of national standing.

Learn from the best

Your teachers are working in film, television and live performance. They’re pursuing their own successful careers and love to share their own professional insights and tips as they mentor you and help you to find your own path onto the stage and screen.

Our strong links with industry mean you will graduate with contacts and networking skills. Your stage and screen work, ActingWorks, is performed in Sydney to Australia’s leading agents and casting directors. Your showreel will be distributed nationally and internationally.

What to expect

You will undertake three years of intensive training and performing, graduating as an employable film and stage actor. The course is exhilarating, demanding and life changing, and is a full-time commitment physically, mentally and emotionally.  You will begin from the first year with studio work focusing on extensive training in movement, voice, speech production, physical expressivity, character, acting methodologies and script analysis, as well as an understanding of film and TV industries.

As your course progresses you will continue to refine your skills through studio and locations modules, performing regularly in film shoots and studio productions supported by a design and stage management team. In your final year you present your film and stage work, ActingWorks, to Australia’s leading agents and casting directors.

Career outcomes

Career outcomes

Graduates work nationally and internationally as actors for film, television and stage. They have won leading roles in national and state theatre companies, television series, mini-series and feature films. Notable graduates include:

  • Wayne Blair - Director of The Sapphires.; writing team/director/actor in Redfern NowThe Last Time I Saw Michael Gregg; Blessed; Mullet; True West, Sydney Theatre Company; Jesus Hopped the A Train, Company B Belvoir; Othello, Bell Shakespeare; The Sapphires, Belvoir St Theatre; and Run Rabbit Run, Company B.
  • Gigi Edgley - Family Matters, Final Frontier, Last Train to Freo and Newcastle. Rescue: Special Ops, Starter Wife and Stingers
  • Gyton Grantley - Logie for best actor, Underbelly. Also CSI: New York, Fairly Legal, House Husbands. Films include Prime Mover, The Reef, Balibo and Beneath Hill 60. Stage: South Pacific
  • Tai Hara - Home and Away and Dancing with the Stars
  • Josh Helman - The Pacific, Animal Kingdom and Jack Reacher
  • Anna McGahan - Rake, Underbelly, House Husbands and ANZAC Girls.
  • Adrienne Pickering - The Reef, The Clinic, Final Call and Candy. ABC’s Rake, All Saints, Out of The Blue and Secrets and Lies. Stage work includes Ruben Guthrie, Company B Belvoir.
  • Alec Snow - Home and Away, lead singer for his band Interim.
  • Michael Dorman - Wonderland, Daybreakers and Wild Boys. The Secret Life of Us, Sea Patrol, Rescue: Special Ops and the ABC’s Serangoon Road.
  • Conrad Coleby - Sea Patrol, Home and Away, All Saints, Headland, Water Rats and Always Greener. Stage includes The Glass Menagerie, Queensland Theatre Company; South Pacific, The Club, Sydney Theatre Company.
  • Brenton Thwaites - SLIDE, Blue Lagoon, Maleficent and Titans.
  • Ruben Guthrie -  Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Sophie Dillman - Home and Away
  • Alison McGirr - Ladies in Black

 

Possible careers

  • Actor
  • Artist
  • Drama Teacher
  • Film/Television Producer
  • Theatre Professionals