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Undergraduate

Theatre Arts

Bachelor of Arts (Humanities) - BA(Curtin) - MJRU-PERFS Humanities
2018
2017

2018

Location Bentley
Study method Full-time
Study mode On-campus
Intake February or July
Duration 3 years full-time

2017

Location Bentley
Study method Full-time
Study mode On-campus
Intake February or July
Duration 3 years full-time

Course overview

The Theatre Arts major expands your skills, theoretical understanding and experience in theatre and performance practice. Classes encompass skills and processes in acting, directing, devising, writing, dramaturgy, critical analysis, stage management and theatre production and are applied in the on-campus Hayman Theatre.

You will also have the opportunity to apply your skills as actors and production crew in the Hayman Theatre Company’s extensive production program. Every year Theatre Arts at Curtin produces five Major Productions directed by staff and artists-in-residence with extensive industry experience and twenty student-directed productions. These productions range from classical drama, contemporary Australian or international plays and new devised works. Each year ends with “Curtin: STAGE ONE” the premiere of a new play by a Western Australian playwright produced at a professional venue in Perth.

Theatre Arts is offered as part of the Bachelor of Arts. You can enhance your studies with a secondary major or choose from a range of elective units to support your career goals.

You can study this as part of a double major:

*Please note not all majors are offered online

High achieving students may complete an additional honours year enabling them to undertake their own significant research project.

Entry requirements

2018
2017

2018 entry requirements for international students

Minimum English language entry requirements

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Cut-off scores

Qualification Score
GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three) 5
HKDSE 15
IB 24
Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6) 60
ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE) 70
WAUFP (CPS) 53
India 65%
Sri Lanka 5

Minimum academic entry requirements


2017 entry requirements for international students

Minimum English language entry requirements

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Cut-off scores

Qualification Score
GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three) 5
HKDSE 15
IB 24
Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6) 60
ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE) 70
WAUFP (CPS) 53
India 65%
Sri Lanka 5

Minimum academic entry requirements


Fees

2018
2017

2018 fees for international students

International onshore - fee paying
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $14,500
Indicative year 1 fee $29,000
Total indicative course fee $86,400
Indicative essential incidental course fee $0
The indicative fees shown above apply to international students studying on-campus in Western Australia. For information about fees at other locations please visit Curtin International's offshore site.

2017 fees for international students

International onshore - fee paying
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $14,800
Indicative year 1 fee $29,400
Total indicative course fee $92,000
Indicative essential incidental course fee $65
The indicative fees shown above apply to international students studying on-campus in Western Australia. For information about fees at other locations please visit Curtin International's offshore site.

Career opportunities

This course can help you become a:

  • Actor
  • Theatre Director
  • Set, Costume or Lighting Designer
  • Playwright
  • Dramaturg
  • Producer
  • Arts Administrator
  • Stage or Production Manager
  • Theatre Technician

Possible careers

Actor

If you wish to follow this career path, we recommend you pair your single major in Performance Studies with elective from:

Set or Costume Designer

If you wish to pursue a career as a set or costume designer, we recommend you pair your single major in Performance Studies with electives from:

Playwright/Feature Writer

If you plan to pursue this career path, we recommend you pair your single major with electives from:

Why Theatre Arts?

  • There are plenty of opportunities for you to develop your practical skills. You can audition for or work on up to twenty-five public productions a year with the on-campus Hayman Theatre Company.
  • Learn first-hand from staff and artists-in-residents with extensive and ongoing industry experience.
  • Graduate with skills and working methods applicable to your own creative practice and career.
  • Forge a network of professional contacts and like-minded peers.