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What will I learn?

This degree increases your employment prospects by enabling you to gain expertise in two different areas of interest. The performing arts major facilitates creative performance making with industry practitioners that leads to professional pathways within the performing arts.

You will learn from world-class educators and researchers1 and benefit from our on-campus learning facilities, which include a sound studio and The Hartley Playhouse.

There is also an opportunity to study a portion of your degree overseas, as part of the University’s Hawke Ambassador International Volunteer Experience Program (full semester) or Professional Experience Program (part semester).

What you'll learn:

Under the guidance of highly experienced academics, industry practitioners and guest artists, you will study drama and music through performance practice and applied theory.

This degree allows you to select two majors ensuring you graduate with a broad knowledge of two areas of interest. You can choose your second major from the following:

  • Applied Linguistics
  • Cultural Studies
  • Creative Writing and Literature
  • English Language
  • History and Global Politics
  • Languages (French/Italian/Japanese)
  • Law, Policy and Politics
  • Psychology
  • Screen Studies
  • Social Media
  • Sociology

You will also be required to take part in live performances and produce media using the latest digital technologies and production facilities. Your performances will be reviewed by highly regarded artists and professionals.

You will also be required to complete two core courses, four courses from a selected list of minors (also from the above list), and two electives.

Your career

Graduates of this degree are well-placed to secure highly sought-after positions in performance, management or production and the creative industries. Careers to consider:

Performance Maker: write, perform, produce, direct, design creative theatrical and musical work

Performance Manager: Production and Technical

Administrative and Stage Manager - manage all components of a theatre production to enable the professional delivery of a performance

You could also pursue a teaching career in drama when you continue your studies with a Master of Teaching (Secondary).

Alternative Pathways:

There are other pathways you can follow to study this degree, including:

SAIBT Diploma of Arts

Which department am I in?

UniSA Education Futures

CRICOS

081804D

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
A$29,400.00 (US$ 19,751) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

27 February 2023, 24 July 2023

Venue

Magill Campus

St Bernards Rd,

MAGILL,

South Australia,

5072, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 program. International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma IB Grade average of 26. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic: Overall 6.0 (with 6.0 in Reading and Writing); TOEFL iBT score of 60 with Reading and Writing not less than 18; TOEFL paper-based test (PBT) score of 550 with TWE of 4.5; Cambridge CAE/CPE score of 169; Pearson's test of English (Academic) (PTE) score of 50 with Reading and Writing communicative scores not less than 50; CELUSA score of AE4.

For international students

Applicants are required to meet one of the following criteria with a competitive result, and demonstrate that they fulfil any prerequisite requirements and essential requirements for admission:

Recent secondary education:

Meet any prerequisite requirements with a minimum grade of C- or equivalent and

Complete secondary qualifications equivalent to SACE, or

Complete the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum score of 24 points

or

Higher education study

Complete or partly complete a recognized higher education program at a recognized higher education institution

or

Vocational Education and Training (VET)

Complete an award from a registered training organization at Certificate IV or above

or

Work and life experience

Hold completed secondary qualifications equivalent to SACE obtained more than 2 years in the past

English language requirements:

IELTS score of 6.0; TOEFL iBT score of 60 with Reading and Writing not less than 18; TOEFL paper-based test (PBT) score of 550 with TWE of 4.5; Cambridge CAE/CPE score of 169; Pearson's test of English (Academic) (PTE) score of 50 with Reading and Writing communicative scores not less than 50; CELUSA score of AE4.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • TAFE SA
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