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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.
Australia and New Zealand International
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Guide to entry thresholds

OP
11
Selection rank
76
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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, 2018.

 

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. 

Learn from the best

You will be taught by a range of industry professionals whose expertise and passion will inspire and guide you, and who in future years may become your mentors and colleagues. You will collaborate with talented students, and the creative relationships you develop will establish the professional networks you will be drawing on throughout your career.

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

What to expect

You love drama. You love everything about it. You love performing it and you love making it—writing, directing, organising and collaborating. You know drama has the capacity to change people’s lives because it has changed yours.  Now you want to have the skills, knowledge and connections to create, present, promote and teach—to have the chance of a professional life with people who are as passionate as you to share the excitement of live performance.
This course offers you the opportunity to explore directing, designing, teaching, devising, creative producing and administration. You can also hone the skills required to perform in a range of experimental theatre forms.

Flexible delivery

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.

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. Graduates work as event coordinators, festival organisers and administrators. Some establish companies with other graduates to create work for the independent theatre 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