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Bachelor of Creative Arts Specialisation Theatre

Bachelor of Creative Arts Specialisation Theatre (BCAR)

Entry requirements
  • OP: 16
  • Selection Rank: 66
Study mode
  • On-campus
Campus
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 3 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start date
  • February
  • July
Note: The Theatre major is only available for part-time study in the July intake (Semester 2) and not available at all in the November intake (Semester 3).

Overview

  • Acquire skills in theatre theory, dramatic analysis, theatre-making and performance at one of Australia’s longest-running professional training organisations.
  • Engage in mentoring and collaborative studio practice, critical reflection and independent projects to explore areas such as acting, theatre-making, community and youth theatre,, creative development of new works and video production.
  • Experience the application of technique for textual analysis, scene rehearsal, vocal/body instrument training, improvisation, dramatic history/literature, theatre-making and public performance.
  • Expand our expertise by specialising in one studio for the entire degree or combine disciplines within creative arts.

Career outcomes

  • This degree will give you practical training in the techniques and skills you will need to work as an autonomous actor and/or theatre maker across digital mediums, creative developments, and live performance genres.
  • Graduates of this degree can enjoy rewarding careers as actors, collaborative artists, dramaturges, play and screenwriters, arts administrators, community arts officers, youth arts officers, producers, researchers, and secondary school teachers.

Entry requirements

Find the entry requirements most relevant to you.

Recent secondary education

Including adjustments Entry score including adjustment factors (additional points given in certain circumstances). Excluding adjustments Entry score not including adjustment factors.
Lowest OP/selection rank to receive an offer The minimum entry score for this degree based on USQ offers.
OP
16
Rank
66
OP
20
Rank
59

To study this degree we assume you have sound knowledge in:

  • English

We assume that your knowledge is equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA). Find out more about assumed knowledge.

If you apply to study the Theatre major, you must attend an audition and/or interview and bring: 

  • a passport-sized photo of themselves
  • a school exit statement or evidence of previous education standard achieved
  • Applicants to Acting must present an audition as well as participate in a group workshop and interview process and present and portfolio of previous achievements.
  • Applicants to Theatre Studies may opt to forgo presentation of an audition performance but must participate in a group workshop and interview process and present a portfolio of previous achievements. Be prepared to discuss those achievements and experiences with the interview panel.
  • All applicants are to present a written statement (500 words) addressing the following: describe the most influential theatre or community arts related performance or event you have witnessed or participated in. Why was this event so important to you? How has it shaped your view and understanding of arts practice. What things did you learn from the experience? How does this event connect to your personal values and beliefs. 

It is a requirement that Queensland-based students hold a current positive notice indicating that they are deemed suitable for working with children and young people whilst studying the Bachelor of Creative Arts – Film Television & Radio, Theatre, Music and Visual Arts. Further information about the Blue Card or Exemption Card suitability process is available from the Blue Card Services.

Further admission information

Adjustments are additional points given in certain circumstances that may increase your Rank. Find out if you qualify for any adjustment factor pathways such as educational disadvantage where you live, and subjects you passed.

USQ is committed to greater admissions transparency. Learn more about the education and work experience, as well as average OP/Ranks for this degrees' student cohort for Semester 1, 2019.

Tafe (VET) qualification

If you have completed a qualification from a TAFE or qualified private provider, you may be able to use these qualifications to meet USQ's entry requirements.

Work and life experience

You may be able to use your work experience and other adjustment factors to increase your selection rank and meet USQ's entry requirements.

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

If you identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent you may be eligible to enter the Indigenous Higher Education (IHEPP) program.

Degree structure

Students in the Bachelor of Creative Arts have the opportunity to choose one of a series of extended majors offered as part of their selected specialisation. An extended major is a specified group of courses with values of 16, 20, or 24 units.

  • Theatre Studies (16-unit major)
  • Theatre – Acting (24-unit major)

The following 8-unit Creative Arts majors can be combined with a 16-unit extended major as a second major:

  • Film, Television, and Radio (8-unit major)
  • Music Practice (8-unit major)
  • Theatre Practice (8-unit major)
  • Theatre Theory (8-unit major)
  • Visual Arts Practice (8-unit major)
  • Visual Arts Theory (8-unit major)

With approval, students are able to take one major or minor/elective study from other undergraduate programs offered by USQ.

Option 1

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 1
Discipline foundation courses 7
Discipline extension courses 8
Second major 8
Total 24

Option 2

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 1
Discipline foundation courses 7
Discipline extension courses 8
Minor sequence 4
Minor sequence
Total 24

Option 3

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 1
Discipline foundation courses 7
Discipline extension courses 8
Minor sequence  4
Electives  4
Total 24

Option 4

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 1
Discipline foundation courses 7
Discipline extension courses 12
Minor sequence 4
Total 24

Option 5

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 1
Discipline foundation courses 7
Discipline extension courses 16
Total 24

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this degree are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported

The Federal Government contributes to the cost of your course and you need to pay a student contribution.

AUD 6684
Domestic full fee paying

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 21600

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2020. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level. Find out if you are eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

Scholarships

At USQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Apply via QTAC

Apply via QTAC (Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre) if you:

  • have never studied with USQ before, or
  • are a Year 12 student, or
  • want to transfer to USQ from another university.
Mode QTAC Codes
Toowoomba 909141

Copy your QTAC code and continue through to the QTAC website to complete your application.

Apply through QTAC

If you are applying via QTAC, please check the QTAC closing dates.

Audition/interview

To study the Bachelor of Creative Arts (Theatre) you will need to attend an audition and/or interview in addition to your QTAC or direct entry application. Further information on the audition/interview process is available within the Entry requirements section.

To register for an audition or interview at USQ please complete the USQ Online Audition Form.

Apply directly to USQ

You may be able to apply directly to USQ if you:

  • are a current or previous USQ student returning to study with complete or incomplete qualifications (excluding Head Start students), or
  • have recently graduated from TAFE.

The closing dates for applying directly to USQ are:

  • Semester 1, 2020 - applications close Friday 6 March, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 24 February 2020.
  • Semester 2, 2020 - applications close Friday 24 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 13 July 2020.

More information on applying key dates is available.

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