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Bachelor of Arts (Performing Arts)
Bachelor of Arts (Performing Arts)

Bachelor of Arts (Performing Arts)

  • ID:UOSA610010
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

English Requirements

  • IELTS total 6.0, reading 6.0, writing 6.0

  • TOEFL PBT : 550 with TWE of 4.5

  • TOEFL iBT: 60 with Reading and Writing not less than 18

  • Pearson PTE: 50 with Reading and Writing communicative scores not less than 50

  • Cambridge CAE/CPE : 169

Course Information

As a student studying the Performing Arts major, you will study drama and music through performance practice and applied theory. This degree is flexible and opens up a diverse range of career possibilities.

Your studies will focus on:

  • Body and voice for the stage

  • Naturalism and physical theatre

  • Solo, ensemble music and conducting

  • Music arrangement, recording and production

  • Text from page to stage

  • New media design and production

  • Theatre, musical theatre and cabaret production

  • Direction and performance for screen.

You will:

  • Discover an experiential and theoretical understanding of stage and music performance.

  • Develop your industry pathway as performer, musician, director, writer, designer or stage manager.

  • Contribute to the creative industries, through the creation of original material for a variety of art forms including contemporary drama and film, musical theatre and digital performance.

You will also graduate with writing, presentation, digital, communication, research and problem-solving skills that can be transferable across a range of roles and are highly regarded by prospective employers.

If you finish your degree with a credit or higher-Grade Point Average (GPA), you could also be eligible for the one-year Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree.

You could also continue your studies with a Master of Teaching with Drama as your learning area. If this interests you, please read How Do I Become a Teacher before selecting your courses.

If you would like to apply directly into the Bachelor of Arts/Master of Teaching (Secondary) package option, please apply via SATAC using 444521.

If you apply to the Master of Teaching packaged degree option (444521), you will apply into the Bachelor of Arts and in your first year select your specialisation as Performing Arts.


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Degree structure


  • First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)

  • Truth, Lies and Being Human

  • Stage Performance

  • Major 2

  • Minor

  • Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)

  • Intercultural Communication

  • Music Performance

  • Major 2

  • Minor


  • First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)

  • Cabaret: Context and Practice

  • Major 2

  • Minor

  • Elective


  • Professional Directions Program 1

  • Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)

  • Music Production


  • State Theatre Master Class

  • Major 2

  • Minor

  • Elective


  • Professional Directions Program 2


  • First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)

  • Live Performance Production

  • Major 2

  • Major 2

  • Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)

  • World Music Theatre

  • Digital Performance


  • Television Performance

  • Major 2

  • Major 2

Majors, Sub-majors & Minors

  • French Studies

  • Italian Studies

  • Japanese Studies

  • Psychology

  • Creative Writing and Literature

  • Applied Linguistics

  • Sociology

  • Performing Arts

  • Social Media

  • Screen Studies

  • History and Global Politics

  • English Language

  • Cultural Studies

  • Law, Policy and Politics

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Graduates of this degree are well-placed to secure highly sought-after positions in performance, management or production and the creative industries. Careers to consider:

  • Performance Maker: write, perform, produce, direct, design creative theatrical and musical work

  • Performance Manager: Production and Technical 

  • Administrative and Stage Manager - manage all components of a theatre production to enable the professional delivery of a performance

You could also pursue a teaching career in drama when you continue your studies with a Master of Teaching (Secondary).

Further career pathways are available depending on your combination of majors.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 530 ($) per year

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