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Bachelor of Fine Arts (Drama)

Build a career in drama and performance. Explore directing, designing, teaching and creative producing. Learn from professionals with connections to industry.
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Guide to entry thresholds

OP
13
Selection
rank
72
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Campus
Kelvin Grove
Campus
Kelvin Grove
Duration
3 years full-time
3 years full-time
Entry
February and July
February and July
QTAC code
421952
CRICOS
056185A

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2019.

 

Highlights

  • The most comprehensive undergraduate drama program in Queensland
  • Develop skills in applied theatre, directing and collaborative production
  • Learn how to plan, fund and produce live events
  • Undertake a major production each year, guided by experienced directors and industry professionals

Highlights

  • The most comprehensive undergraduate drama program in Queensland
  • Develop skills in applied theatre, directing and collaborative production
  • Learn how to plan, fund and produce live events
  • Undertake a major production each year, guided by experienced directors and industry professionals
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Why choose this course?

If you are interested in exploring practical careers in directing, designing, teaching, devising, creative producing and administration, or performing in a range of experimental theatre forms, then this course is for you. The course offers flexibility and breadth, combining creative experiences in performance making with highly relevant theoretical studies that will connect you with contemporary performance both nationally and globally.

Previous graduates have had a dynamic impact on the development of the Australian creative industries sector, and our most recent graduates are at the heart of the exciting growth in the independent theatre sector in Australia. 

Real-world learning

It’s important to make strong industry connections from the start of your career. That’s why you’ll be taught by industry professionals who are making performance right now. Their expertise and passion will inspire and guide you as you collaborate with talented students within your cohort. The professional networks you establish will assist you throughout your career.

The flexible nature of the course means you can combine creative experiences in performance making with theoretical studies. This will allow you to get the most from classroom learning as you connect with contemporary performance both nationally and globally.

What to expect

This course offers you the opportunity to explore many roles onstage and behind the scenes as you investigate what makes drama tick. You’ll learn about what’s come before in the history of drama so you can change what happens next. You’ll combine theory, skills and practice as you explore the rich possibilities that theatre and performance hold to entertain, engage and transform our view of the world. You’ll collaborate with others to create new performances that are built to surprise.
Theatre necessarily combines many fields of creative practice, so drama graduates tend to be curious, versatile and able to adapt quickly to a rapidly changing creative environment. They’re the people we call on to find out not only why, but how drama works.

Double degrees

Combine drama with a second study area for greater career flexibility and opportunities in other industries. Consider a double degree with:

  • Business to develop a career in performing arts marketing and management or and in stage management.
  • If you are looking to apply your creative abilities to education settings or the teaching profession you have some options.  You can complete your drama course first and then follow with a Master of Teaching in early childhood, primary or secondary education.*  Or you can now undertake a double degree in secondary education at the same time as your drama degree.

*Check entry requirements for the Master of Teaching for specific teaching areas. 

Career outcomes

Career outcomes

As a multiskilled graduate you will seek to complement your artistic career with paid employment in related areas. Our graduates make new performance work and create new ways of looking at the world. They harness the collaborative power of groups of people to make things happen. This explains the dynamic impact they continue to have on the Australian creative industries, and the successful careers they’ve developed across the sector.

Graduates have established successful careers as playwrights, artistic directors, directors and designers or performers working across a variety of genres including physical theatre or music.  Pathways exist to prepare you for further study including honours.

Possible careers

  • Actor
  • Arts Administrator
  • Designer
  • Director
  • Drama Teacher
  • Events and Festivals Coordinator
  • Stage Manager
  • Theatre Lighting
  • Theatre Professionals