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Bachelor of Fine Arts (Theatre)

The University of Melbourne
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
On campus
Melbourne (Australia)
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Program description

VCA Theatre provides immersive and rigorous, conservatoire-style preparation for the 21stcentury performer and theatre maker. The course celebrates the full creative potential of the performer as a creative, collaborative artist and trains theatre artists to become both accomplished performers and highly skilled devisors of their own work.

Small class sizes

With small class sizes to support intensive project-based learning in theatrical contexts, you will explore current cultural and methodological practices.

Collaborative practice

Collaborative practice, as an important element of contemporary theatre, is integral to our training. As a Theatre student, you will collaborate throughout the course with VCA students from other disciplines, including Acting, Writing, Directing, Production, and Film & Television.

National and international projects

Engage in national and international engagement projects, building on existing expertise and approaches to industry readiness for the autonomous, ensemble and company performer and practitioner.

You will

  • Develop a command of performance and theatre skills, including body, voice, movement, acting, devising and collaboration
  • Gain experience in creating new work from a range of sources and stimuli in a variety of devising and generative contexts
  • Participate in an immersive international study tour
  • Develop a new work and present it at a nationally recognised festival
  • Consolidate a working methodology as a performer and as an ensemble company member and theatre maker.

Admission requirements

For more information about this program, please contact the school directly.

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Established in 1853, The University of Melbourne is a public-spirited institution that makes distinctive contributions to society in research, teaching and knowledge transfer. As a fine academic institution, Melbourne honours its traditional promise to uphold the scholarly values of intellectual...

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Why study at The University of Melbourne

Because the Melbourne Model allows you to combine over 100 areas of study, you’re free to shape the degree that’ll ultimately shape your world. You can blend psychology with artificial intelligence, wine making with international communications, music with biomedicine.

With such generous choice and scope, you’ll become the person who makes a difference: knowledgeable and well-rounded, in high demand globally, someone who can think critically and creatively, speak persuasively, adapt to new challenges and collaborate with your peers.

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