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Overview

Guide to entry thresholds

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Rank

Admission to course is based on audition and previous academic achievement. Please refer to entry requirements.

Course information set

  • 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.
QTAC course code421912
QUT course code KK34
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 3 years full-time
Start month 2019 February
Note: 5pm Friday 14 September 2018: QTAC applications, I forms, change of major/second major/minor request forms and the QUT acting online registration form close.
Deferment

You can't defer your offer in this course. You must start in the semester you apply for.

Delivery On campus
  • Kelvin Grove
Faculty
  • Creative Industries Faculty
Course contact
CRICOS code 056185A
Careers
  • Actor
  • Artist
  • Drama Teacher
  • Film/Television Producer
  • Theatre Professionals

Details

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. Since film and television needs a diversity of young skilled actors, we welcome applications from aspiring actors of all backgrounds.

Why choose this course?

QUT Acting is Australia’s leading degree in acting specialising in screen performance. It is highly regarded nationally for its graduates’ readiness to work in film and television. 

You will undertake three years of intensive training and performing, graduating as an employable film and stage actor. Your film shoots have professional film crews, and your performance seasons provide opportunities to work with professional directors and designers of national standing. Our specialised screen training, small group size and superb facilities, give QUT acting graduates a distinctive edge.

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

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. Films include .

  • 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 and Maleficent.

 

Units

Download course structures and unit outlines for Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting)

Your course

To meet the course requirements of the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting), you must complete the following:

  • Two common units (KYB101 and KYB102) – 24 credit points
  • Acting major – 168 credit points
  • Complementary studies – 48 credit points from the Situated Creative Practice Extension plus 48 credit points chosen from a minor or unit options (electives). The Situated Creative Practice Extension comprises KYB301 Situated Creative Practice 1; plus 24 credit points from the Situated Creative Practice Options list (a maximum of one elective can be chosen from this list).

Year 1

  • engage in 20 hours of acting studio work per week
  • learn acting methods grounded in a fierce commitment to emotional honesty
  • train in vocal techniques, movement, improvisation, storytelling and combat
  • investigate your expressive strengths and weaknesses, and open up new possibilities
  • instrumental training of your body, voice, imagination and feelings
  • enhance your degree with chosen electives in film production and theatre history

Year 2

  • manage the transition from freeing the instrument to applying craft techniques
  • continue your development in voice, movement and physical storytelling
  • refine your skills through acting studios and rehearsals
  • perform in film shoots and studio productions
  • write and perform your own material
  • work as an ensemble with a shared vocabulary
  • enhance your degree with chosen electives in film, scriptwriting and theatre history

Year 3

  • rehearse, film and perform in professional film shoots and main stage productions
  • learn and practise self-tape and audition techniques
  • be mentored by professional casting directors and agents
  • focus on your individual development work and coaching in productions
  • research your career path to position yourself for entry into an international industry
  • present your film and stage work, ActingWorks, to Sydney agents and casting directors

Entry requirements

Guide to entry thresholds

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Rank

Admission to course is based on audition and previous academic achievement. Please refer to entry requirements.

Course information set

Prerequisites

Successful audition

Key dates

Thursday 2 August 2018: QTAC applications, I Forms, CM Forms and the QUT Online Registration Form open.

5pm Friday 14 September 2018: QTAC applications, I Forms, CM Forms and the QUT Online Registration Form close*. Requests for applications and registrations after this date will not be considered.

*Applications must be finalised and submitted by 5pm Friday 14 September 2018. Please ensure you allow adequate time to complete each stage of your application before application closing time.

How to Apply – Domestic Applicants

To successfully apply for entry into this course you are required to complete the steps below

Step 1:  Apply through QTAC. Current Creative Industries Faculty (CIF) undergraduate students changing course or major must instead submit an I Form or CM Form as appropriate.

Step 2:  Complete the QUT Online Registration Form. You must have a valid QTAC number or current QUT student ID number to complete this step. This step includes the requirement to pay the non-refundable $70 application service fee via QUTPay. Applicants seeking admission assistance via QTAC’s Educational Access Scheme and/or QUT’s Oodgeroo Centralised Assessment Selection Program are exempt from the fee. Your application is complete once you reach the confirmation notice screen and receive your confirmation email.

Step 3:  Attend your nominated audition and bring your supporting documents with you. Audition times are selected as part of the QUT Online Registration Form process.

Supporting document checklist

  • Printed QUT Online Registration Form confirmation notice or email
  • Headshot or passport photo

Audition preparation

Acting audition pieces

Acting audition preparation

Acting recall audition preparation

Audition locations and dates

First Round Auditions

You are required to attend an audition at one of the following locations. If you do not attend your audition you cannot be considered for a place in the course.

Brisbane: Saturday 22, Monday 24, Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 September 2018

Z9, Creative Industries Precinct, cnr of Kelvin Grove Rd & Musk Avenue, Brisbane, QUT Kelvin Grove Campus

Sydney: Tuesday 25 September and Wednesday 26 September 2018

Actors Centre Australia, 23 Norton Street, Leichhardt, Sydney

Melbourne: Tuesday 25 September and Wednesday 26 September 2018

The Malthouse Theatre, 113 Sturt Street, Southbank VIC 3006 Australia

*Audition places in Sydney and Melbourne are limited. Once all places are filled, applicants will be required to attend a Brisbane audition.

The time and date of your audition cannot be changed except in exceptional circumstances.

Recall Auditions and Notifications

Successful applicants are required to attend a Recall audition and bring your supporting documents with you. Recall auditions will be at the same location as their first audition. If you do not attend your recall audition you cannot be considered for a place in the course.

Supporting Documentation

  • Printed QUT Online Registration Form confirmation notice or email
  • Printed CV, no more than 2 pages outlining both formal and informal learning and experiences in the field of Acting
  • Headshot or passport photo.

Outcomes of the first round auditions can be accessed by logging into the QUT Online Registration Form at the time and date specified below.

Brisbane: Friday 28 or Saturday 29 September 2018

Recall notifications are issued after 5:00pm, Thursday 27 September 2018.

QUT Kelvin Grove Campus Z9, Creative Industries Precinct, cnr of Kelvin Grove Rd & Musk Avenue, Brisbane,

Sydney: Thursday 27 September 2018

Recall notifications are issued after 5:00pm Wednesday 26 September 2018.

Actors Centre Australia, 23 Norton Street, Leichhardt, Sydney

Melbourne: Thursday 27 September 2018

Recall notifications are issued after 5:00pm Wednesday 26 September 2018.

The Malthouse Theatre, 113 Sturt Street, Southbank VIC 3006 Australia

Audition feedback

Due to the large number of applications received, the selection panel is unable to provide feedback to applicants.

Contacts

Please contact the Creative Industries Faculty by:

Phone: +61 7 3138 8114

Email: ci@qut.edu.au

 

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • English

We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).

More about assumed knowledge

Course fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

Additional Costs

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. Information is available from the Additional course requirements and costs website.

 

 

 

2019: CSP $6,700 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Student Services and Amenities Fee

You may need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) as part of your course costs.

HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.

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Scholarships and financial support

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

These scholarships are available for this course:

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You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments.

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How to apply for Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting)

You apply through QTAC for all our undergraduate courses.

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You're ready if you've:

  1. Found all the courses you want to apply for - you can apply for up to 6.
  2. Checked important dates.
  3. See the Entry requirements tab for due dates for submitting additional entry requirements.

  4. Checked you meet the entry requirements.
  5. Checked your course costs and if you're eligible for financial support.

All done? Then you're ready to apply.

Important: Make a note of the QTAC code for this course 421912 because you'll need to enter it as part of your QTAC application.

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