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Bachelor of Theatre (Acting)

Bachelor of Theatre (Acting) (BTHT)

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • External
Campus
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 3 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start
  • Feb

Overview

  • Embrace your passion for acting and become career ready with UniSQ. Our Acting major introduces you to the established processes of interpretative performance for live and digital productions.
  • The variety in our delivery options allows you to study online as well as come on-campus for lectures, workshops and collaborations.
  • UniSQ Acting graduates become flexible, collaborative, innovative and entrepreneurial as these employability aspects are embedded in all practical components of performance, production, rehearsal, and reflection.
  • Project courses in your final year of study will prepare you for a range of career pathways and provide industry experiences with regional theatre and performing arts organisations.

Further study

Upon successful completion of this degree, you can go on to study the Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours).

Career outcomes

  • Depending on your course selections, your career options could include roles in mainstream theatre, film and television, the education sector, international arts events and more,  including independent, musical and mainstream theatre; television and film; radio, audiobook and podcast performance; or comedy performance.
  • Our graduates work as actors; community arts workers; directors; Instagram and pod-cast artists; comedy sketch artists; production assistants; TV presenters; tour operators; videographers; writers; theatre and event producers; youth arts workers and, with further qualifications, academics and teachers.

Entry requirements

Find the entry requirements most relevant to you.

Recent secondary education

Adjusted Entry score including adjustment factors (additional points given in certain circumstances). Unadjusted Entry score not including adjustment factors.
ATAR The Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) is a percentile rank used to assess the results of high-school applicants for undergraduate entry into university. 60.00 60.45
  • Attend an audition/interview. 
  • To study this degree we assume you have sound knowledge in English (Units 3 & 4, C). We assume that your knowledge is equivalent to a grade C or higher in Units 3 and 4 at high school level (typically studied in Year 12). Find out more about assumed knowledge.
  • If no ATAR, applicants can successfully undertake an audition/interview and supply a written statement.

Audition and interview information

Applicants will need to bring:

  • a head shot-style photo of yourself
  • a school exit statement, or evidence of previous education standard achieved.
  • Applicants must present an audition piece as well as participate in a group workshop and interview process and present a portfolio of previous achievements.
  • Applicants to Theatre Making major 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.
  • If you don't have an ATAR, please bring 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? Please supply your submission at the interview.

Auditions will be held at 成人大片 Toowoomba or via Zoom. Please contact us to find out the next audition and interview dates. For registration and audition tips, please see our Auditions and interviews page. Please note that you will need to apply for your degree before registering to audition.

 

Note: 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 Theatre. Further information about the Blue Card or Exemption Card suitability process is available from the .

Special entry schemes for admissions may increase your Rank, through the allocation of additional points in certain circumstances, such as educational disadvantage where you live, and subjects you passed. 

UniSQ is committed to greater admissions transparency. Learn more about the education and work experience, as well as average Ranks for this degrees' from the previous year.

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 UniSQ'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 UniSQ'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

To complete this degree students must complete 24 units.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 4
12-unit Acting major 12
1 x second 8-unit major*
or 2 x 4-unit minors
or 1 x 4-unit minor plus 4 x elective courses
8
Total 24

*The second 8-unit major can be chosen from any approved 8-unit major in another discipline in the School of Creative Arts (e.g. Visual Art, Music, TV/Radio, Film Production etc. providing all entry requirements are met) or from a recommended major outside of the creative arts, such as Psychology, Creative and Critical Writing, Advertising, or English Literature; or another major in consultation and with approval from the degree director.

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

Residential schools

All students will have the opportunity to come on-campus for residential schools, where you will attend face-to-face lectures and tutorials to gain practical experience, use facilities and specialist equipment, and meet staff and other students.

Other majors

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 8948
Domestic full fee paying

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

AUD 25760

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2024. 

Student services and amenities fees

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

Residential school costs

This degree includes an on-campus residential school component that involves travel, accommodation and meal expenses.

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 .

Scholarships

At UniSQ, 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 (Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre) if you:

  • have never studied with UniSQ before, or
  • are a Year 12 student, or
  • want to transfer to UniSQ from another university.
Mode QTAC Codes
External 909895

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

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

Apply directly to UniSQ

You may be able to if you:

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

Intakes

Start your study in Semester 1.

Study period  Application closing date Orientation  Study period start date Finish date
Semester 1, 2024  Monday 19 February Monday 12 February  Monday 19 February  Friday 14 June

More information on applying key dates is available.

Further information

Discover further information on applying to study at UniSQ that is relevant to you.

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