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Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Theatre and Drama
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Theatre and Drama

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Theatre and Drama

  • ID:MU610184
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • Application Fee:$250.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$20,040.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$21,041.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$530.00
  • Application Fee:$250.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$20,040.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$21,041.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$530.00
Estimated Total/program:
$125,583.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

English Requirements

  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) 140 Written English

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)    6.0 Overall

    •   6.0 Reading

    •  6.0 Writing

    •   6.0 Speaking

    •   6.0 Listening

  • Cambridge Advanced English (CAE)  169 Overall

    • 169 Reading

    • 169 Writing

    • 169 Speaking

    • 169 Listening

  • Pearson Test of English (PTE)  50 Overall

    • 50 Reading

    •  50 Writing

    • 50 Speaking

    • 50 Listening

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language – IBT (TOEFL IBT)   73 Overall

    • 18 Reading

    • 18 Writing

    •  18 Speaking

    •  18 Listening

  • Occupational English Test (OET) C (250-290) Reading

    • C (250-290) Writing

    •  C (250-290) Speaking

    •  C (250-290) Listening

Course Information

In this course, the stage will be your world as you explore a range of important theatrical, performative and dramatic texts. These works will challenge you to hone your skills in acting, writing, production and design.

You’ll learn how dramatic texts and performances function in a range of different historical, social and cultural contexts. There will be numerous opportunities for you to develop your skills, both on and off stage, in a diverse range of performance modes and styles. And you’ll develop the professionalism and the confidence to create and produce work for public performance.

You’ll work in the Nexus Theatre and Studio 411, our two on-campus teaching and performing venues. This professional theatre space also hosts community, musical, cultural and theatrical events, which will provide you with additional opportunities for work experience. You can create your own work under the guidance of mentors, practitioners and academics, and you can gain valuable experience through an internship.

The course seeks to equip you with a range of skills to enable you to be a versatile and innovative theatre artist.

6 reasons to study Theatre and Drama at Murdoch

  • You will work in The Nexus Theatre, an on-campus teaching and performing venue. This professional theatre space also hosts community musical, cultural and theatrical events, which could give you extra opportunities for work experience.

  • Gain work experience through our Work Integrated Learning program. Some of our students have interned with The Blue Room, Heath Ledger Theatre and WA Fringe Festival.

  • You can create your own work under the guidance of mentors and academics, with the opportunity to learn through a range of extra-curricular training workshops. You can also have your own writing produced through our energetic student theatre companies.

  • Our theatre and drama studios (Nexus Theatre and Studio 411) are used by Fringe World and we often host events from all over WA here.

  • Showcase your creative work through theatre festivals and competitions. Our students have had their writing published and won local and national theatre awards, such as the Robin Helpmann Award, and Perth Fringe Festival and Blue Room awards. They have acted in movies, television and theatre, are writing for Black Swan and starring for the Sydney Theatre Company.

  • Combine your degree with a minor in Radio and Creative Writing or study two majors in 3 years and graduate with two or three specialisations, further enhancing your career prospects. You can also combine your Theatre and Drama course with a degree in Law and use your performance and oral skills to win legal cases.

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Course Structure - 72 credit points

  • Course Core - 24 credit points

  • 100 Level Units - 9 credit points

  • Spine Unit - 3 credit points

  • MSP100 Career Learning: Managing Your Career - 3 points

  • MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external

  • Course Core Units - 6 credit points

  • ART101 Coming into Community - 6 points

  • MURDOCH: S1-internal (quota of 112 places) (closed), S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

  • OR

  • ART102 Inventing the Future - 6 points

  • 200 Level Units - 15 credit points

  • Spine Units - 6 credit points

  • Select from the following:

  • MSP200 Building Enterprise Skills - 3 points

  • MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external

  • MSP201 Real World Learning - 3 points

  • MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external, SUM-external, W-external, Y-external

  • ART208 Presenting in Public: Writing and Performing for Professional Contexts - 3 points

  • MURDOCH: S2-internal

  • ART325 Professional Placement - 3 points

  • MURDOCH: S1-internal

  • AIS308 Working with Indigenous Communities: Internship - 3 points

  • MURDOCH: S1-internal

  • COD303 Preparing for Professional Community Practice - 3 points

  • MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

  • POL340 Public Policy Internship - 6 points

  • MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

  • AST384 Asian Studies Project - 3 points

  • MURDOCH: AU7-external, S1-external, W-external

  • Course Core Units - 9 credit points

  • ART201 Global Citizenship - 3 points

  • MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

  • ART202 The Weight of Data - 3 points

  • MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

  • BAR200 Developing Research Skills and Methods - 3 points

  • MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

  • Major Units - 24 credit points

  • Options - 24 credit points

  • Select from any of the available Majors, Co-Majors or Minors

  • Major Structure - 24 credit points

  • 100 Level Units - 6 credit points

  • Core Units - 6 credit points

  • EGL123 Texting I: Introduction to Literature, Writing and Performance - 3 points

  • MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

  • EGL124 Texting II: Introduction to Literature, Writing and Performance - 3 points

  • MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

  • 200 Level Units - 15 credit points

  • Core Units - 15 credit points

  • EGL244 Shakespeare and His Contemporaries: Page and Stage - 3 points

  • MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

  • EGL250 Writing for Performance - 3 points

  • MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

  • EGL253 Acting and Performance - 3 points

  • MURDOCH: S1-internal

  • EGL254 Making Contemporary Theatre - 3 points

  • MURDOCH: S2-internal

  • EGL255 Theatre in Society - 3 points

  • MURDOCH: S1-internal

  • 300 Level Units - 3 credit points

  • Core Units - 3 credit points

  • EGL353 Acting and Producing for Stage - 3 points

  • MURDOCH: S2-internal

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

When you graduate you could work in the television or film industry, teach Drama or explore roles in the entertainment industry, theatre or events management or in the creative arts.

Careers could include:

  • Actor or Performance Artist

  • Director or Producer

  • Script Writer

  • Stage Manager or Theatre Technician

  • Theatre Arts Administrator.

Customise your course

Customise your course with a second major or combined degree. Adding a second major or combined degree enhances your career prospects and allows you to specialise in two areas of study. Here are some combinations we recommend:

  • English and Creative Writing

  • Screen Production

  • Sound

  • Community Development

  • History

  • Law + Arts.

For further admission information about this course, please download our Information Pack.

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Overseas Student Health Cover: 530 AUD per year

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