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What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting) is a future-focused program nurturing the next generation of culturally aware actors for the international stage and screens.

The course offers intensive studio-based actor training that uses a conservatoire-style approach to prepare you to work across all areas of the profession for stage, screen and digital media, including animation and gaming.

The structure of the course allows intensive skills training and practice to take place alongside rehearsal processes and a wide variety of performance situations. With small class sizes in a studio-based environment, you will develop a creative methodology and sense of self in your artistic practice, working in concentrated workshop environments and on public productions and showings.

Breadth subjects at each year level enable you to explore cross disciplinary studies from the wider University community, accessing multi-disciplinary knowledge and skills that will build on existing knowledge or present opportunities for you to investigate and develop new interests.

You will: Develop a command of acting skills, including body, voice, and movement; Gain experience in acting across a broad range of performance contexts for stage and screen; Consolidate a working methodology as an autonomous, ensemble and company actor; Collaborate with VCA Theatre, Film and Television, and Production students throughout the course; Develop the artistic skills to forge a successful career as an actor in the Asia Pacific and beyond.

Future pathways

Upon completion of the course, you may choose to apply for a fourth-year Honours degree. An honours year provides an intensive mode of study allowing you to master your specialisation and create a pathway into advanced graduate study options in acting.

Careers
Our graduates work at all levels of the theatre, film and television industries, and are renowned for their capacity to work creatively and collaboratively, in both traditional and ground-breaking performance contexts. Students establish careers in professional theatre, community arts and education, film, television, radio, new media and education.

CRICOS

094861K

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$31,328.00 (17,04,461) per year
Indicative total course fee: AUD $98,784
Start date

Expected February 2023

Venue

Victorian College of Arts

The University of Melbourne (Southbank Campus),

234 St Kilda Road,

SOUTHBANK,

Victoria,

3006, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To apply for a Melbourne undergraduate degree, you'll need to meet the following minimum eligibility criteria: Complete the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or an equivalent qualification; Meet any additional academic requirements necessary for application to your preferred undergraduate degree. These include prerequisite subjects, prerequisite tests, portfolio submission, interviews or auditions. English language requirements: TOEFL (paper-based): total score of at least 577 with a score of 4.5 in the Test of Written English; TOEFL (internet-based): total score at of least 79 and scores of 21 for writing, 18 for speaking, 13 for reading and 13 for listening; IELTS: total score of at least 6.5 in the Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS), with no bands less than 6.0; Pearson Test of English: overall score of at least 58 and no PTE communicative skills score below 50; Cambridge English, Advanced/Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): Cambridge English Score of at least 176 with no skill below 169; C2 Proficiency (previously called Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) examination): Cambridge English Score of at least 180 with no skill below 180.

For international students

Completed secondary education recently (within the past two years)
Completed some or all of a higher education qualification
Completed some or all of a VET qualification

English language requirements

TOEFL (paper-based): total score of at least 577 with a score of 4.5 in the Test of Written English.

TOEFL (internet-based): total score at of least 79 and scores of 21 for writing, 18 for speaking, 13 for reading and 13 for listening.

IELTS: total score of at least 6.5 in the Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS), with no bands less than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English: overall score of at least 58 and no PTE communicative skills score below 50.

Cambridge English, Advanced/Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): Cambridge English Score of at least 176 with no skill below 169.

C2 Proficiency (previously called Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) examination): Cambridge English Score of at least 180 with no skill below 180.

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