Bachelor of Theatre and Performance

Why study the Bachelor of Theatre and Performance at UNE?

This degree offers an experience of theatre from a range of different points of view - the actor, the director, the playwright, the critic and the audience member. It begins with introductions to the roles of the actor and the writer as creators of theatre events, and then allows students to focus on playwriting, performing, and the informed study of theatre within society, both now and throughout Western history. There is a special focus on Australian theatre. At the end of their studies, students have the opportunity to focus on directing for the theatre. Both on-campus and distance-education students complete a major in Theatre and Performance, and are encouraged to extend their studies in a wide range of other possible disciplines in the arts and humanities fields.

Career Opportunities

Opportunities in acting and performing, directing and further studies in the arts and humanities fields. Theatre and Performance provides the fundamental training for those wanting to enter the theatre profession, but it also gives valuable experience in a wide range of career skills, including oral communication, public presentation, teamwork, creative thinking (a quality which is in great demand among employers) and problem solving. Many graduates in theatre and performance find work as teachers of Drama in the secondary school system, but they can be found in a wide variety of other careers: it is useful preparation for any career in the public gaze, including journalism, teaching, law, and business.

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Degree Snapshot

DURATION

3 Years Full-time
Up to 10 years Part-time

FEES

CSP
International

2016 ATAR / OP

72.55 / 12

2017 STUDY OPTIONS
Armidale

Trimester 1, Off Campus
Trimester 1, On Campus
Trimester 2, Off Campus
Trimester 2, On Campus
Trimester 3, Off Campus

Official Abbreviation BThPerf
Course Type Undergraduate
CRICOS Code 061359G
Commencing
Responsible Campus Admission Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Off Campus
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Armidale Trimester 2 Off Campus
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Armidale Trimester 3 Off Campus
Course Duration
  • 3 Years Full-time
  • Up to 10 years Part-time
2016 ATAR 72.55
2016 OP 12
Fees CSP / International
Total Credit Points 144
How to Apply

New domestic students to UNE apply to study on-campus by Early Entry or through UAC or QTAC

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New domestic students to UNE apply to study off-campus direct to UNE

Former and current domestic UNE students apply to study on campus or off campus direct to UNE

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International students apply direct to UNE through UNE International

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Intensive Schools

Mandatory intensive schools may be a requirement of some of the units in this course. See Unit Catalogue for specific requirements.

Entry Requirements

A candidate shall:

(a) be qualified for admission (see Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Rule and Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Procedures); or

(b) hold an approved qualification from an Australian TAFE or Registered Training Organisation under the Articulation Programs.

Advanced Standing

Candidates admitted under Rule (a) are referred to the University Policy on Advanced Standing.

Candidates admitted under Rule (b) shall be granted Block Advanced Standing, based on their admission to candidature, according to the relevant program of study under the Articulation Programs.

No advanced standing shall be granted for THEA390.

Academic Colours

Spectrum Green (BCC 100)

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These course rules & plans are ONLY to be used if you commenced, transferred or changed versions in the Bachelor of Theatre and Performance in 2017.

Admission to Candidature

A candidate shall:
(a) be qualified for admission (see Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Rule and the Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Procedures); or
(b) hold an approved qualification from an Australian TAFE or Registered Training Organisation under the Articulation Programs.

Advanced Standing

Candidates admitted under Rule (a)are referred to the University Policy on Advanced Standing.
Candidates admitted under Rule (b) shall be granted Block Advanced Standing, based on their admission to candidature, according to the relevant program of study under the Articulation Programs.
No advanced standing shall be granted for THEA390.

Period of Candidature

For candidates admitted under Rule (a) the period of candidature shall be:
(a) three years as a full-time candidate;
(b) up to ten years as a part-time candidate.

Cadidates who have been admitted to candidature through an approved Articulation Program are referred to Clause 2.17 of the University Policy on Advanced Standing for advice on the pro-rata period of maximum candidature.

Course Requirements

To qualify for the award a candidate admitted under Rule (a) must pass units to the value of 144 credit points with not more than 60 credit points at 100-level and at least 36 credit points at 300-level and not more than 12 credit points at 400-level.

Program of Study

Candidates shall complete an approved program of study as outlined in the Course Schedule comprising:

Course Structure Credit Points
Core Units 36 cps
Listed Units 60 cps
Elective Units 48 cps
Total 144 cps

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Articulation Program

This program is articulated with the two-year Diploma of Performance Practice of the Actors College of Theatre and Television. Candidates must pass units to the value of 96 credit points with not more than 12 credit points at 100-level, at least 36 credit points at 300-level, and not more than 12 credit points at 400-level.

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Award of Degree

Candidates who meet the course requirements shall be awarded the Bachelor of Theatre and Performance.

Appeals

Candidates are referred to the Academic Assessment Appeals Policy and the Academic Assessment Appeals Procedures.

Course Progression

Candidates are referred to the Course Progression Rule and the Course Progression Procedures.

Improper Conduct

Candidates are referred to the Student Coursework Academic Misconduct and Plagiarism Rule and the Student Coursework Academic Misconduct and Plagiarism Procedures.

Course Aims

This course aims to provide students with high-level academic, theoretical and practical skills, as well as learning opportunities, in theatre and performance.

Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. critically analyse and synthesise theatre and performance methodologies and theories in historical and socio-cultural contexts, in practice and scholarship;
  2. critically evaluate the contribution of theatre makers and audiences to the theatrical and cultural event;
  3. demonstrate cognitive, technical and creative performance skills and exercise critical thinking and judgement in performance;
  4. communicate ideas effectively in written, oral and performance forms; and
  5. exercise initiative and judgement in planning, problem-solving and decision-making and work effectively in collaboration and independently.
Graduate Attributes
Knowledge of a Discipline

Graduates will be able to demonstrate broad and coherent knowledge of Australian and global theatre history, theory and practice. Graduates will be able to apply cognitive, technical and creative theatre skills with initiative and judgement in planning, problem-solving and decision-making in professional practice and/or scholarship.

Communication Skills

Graduates will be able to demonstrate and apply written, oral and performative communication skills to interpret and transmit knowledge, skills and ideas to specialist and non-specialist audiences.

Problem Solving

Graduates will be able to exercise broad knowledge, creative judgement and critical thinking in identifying and solving problems in theatre practice and/or scholarship with intellectual independence.

Information Literacy

Graduates will be able to apply a range of research methods and technologies to generate and transmit solutions to sometimes complex problems in theatre practice and/or scholarship.

Ethical Conduct and Social Responsibility

Graduates will be able to demonstrate professional and ethical conduct in their theatre practice and/or scholarship.

Lifelong Learning

Graduates will be able to demonstrate autonomy, well-developed creative judgement and responsibility for their own continued learning and skills development in theatre practice and/or scholarship.

Independence and Collaboration

Graduates will be able to demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills with responsibility and accountability both independently and in collaboration with others. Theatre practice is always a collaborative exercise involving theatre makers and audiences; it thus demands and rewards high levels of skill in the area of teamwork.

How to Apply

Domestic Students

New domestic students to UNE apply to study on-campus by Early Entry or through UAC or QTAC

For more information, click here

New domestic students to UNE apply to study off-campus direct to UNE

Former and current domestic UNE students apply to study on campus or off campus direct to UNE

For more information, click here

International Students

International students apply direct to UNE through UNE International

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