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Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Fine Arts (Drama)
Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Fine Arts (Drama)

Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Fine Arts (Drama)

  • ID:QUT610245
  • Level:4-Year Bachelor's Degree
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$31,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$6,500.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$31,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$6,500.00

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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirement 

English Requirement

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test






Cambridge English Score
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.                     






IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.






Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.






Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.






Other Requirement 

Course Information

Combine business and drama to gain business knowledge for careers including performing arts marketing, management and stage management.


  • Graduate with advanced creative skills in drama and highly developed business knowledge.

  • Complete 2 separate degrees in 4 years full-time.

  • Fine Arts (Drama) is the most comprehensive undergraduate drama program in Queensland.

  • Study a business major in accountancy, advertising, economics, finance, financial planning, human resource management, international business, management, marketing, or public relations.

Why choose this course?

This combined degree opens up a wide range of creative and business careers.  You will graduate not only with advanced technical and creative skills, but also with highly developed business knowledge.

If you are interested in a career that extends your performing arts knowledge into arts marketing and management, advertsing and public relations or in stage management this course is for you. 

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.

What to expect

Immerse yourself in the fine arts major with up to 16 discipline units and gain in-depth knowledge in your specialisation.  Develop business skills and be able to think creatively and critically, communicate professionally, make ethical business decisions and work in a global context.  Your business degree component comprises eight business core units and eight business major units.

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.  You will also develop business skills across a broad range of majors to ensure your degree is tailored to you.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Careers and 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. 

Combined with skilled honed in your business degree you w will enter an industry which has an established network of QUT graduates currently working in positions around the world, including:

  • public relations consultant/manager

  • communications adviser

  • corporate relations executive

  • media adviser or press secretary

  • media and communications officer or manager

  • stakeholder relations adviser or manager

  • publicist

  • community relations officer

  • corporate affairs manager

Professional recognition

Students may be eligible for membership to a number of professional bodies depending on choice of major and unit selection in their business degree. Details on professional recognition can be found under the individual majors of the Bachelor of Business (BS05).

Research pathways

Bachelor of Business (Honours) option

High-achieving students who wish to take further studies may enrol in BS63 Bachelor of Business (Honours).

Possible careers

  • Academic

  • Account Executive

  • Actor

  • Administrator

  • Advertising Professional

  • Art Director

  • Arts Administrator

  • Events and Festivals Coordinator

  • Manager

  • Public Relations Officer/Consultant

  • Stage Manager

  • Theatre Lighting

  • Theatre Professionals

Ability to settle

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