Bachelor of Creative Arts

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Unit Set Code

MJ-A317002 (major)


Get amongst the next generation of dynamic theatre makers to create innovative contemporary performance in Deakin's Bachelor of Creative Arts (Drama). Become a versatile and agile theatre practitioner equipped with the tools to kick-start your independent theatre career.

You will be challenged to develop physical, creative and intellectual capacities through practice-based learning, while also exploring history and theory, and working with digital technologies and other creative arts disciplines. In a studio setting, you’ll develop core skills in acting, improvisation, collaborative theatre creation, dramaturgy, dramatic text analysis, rehearsal techniques, and site-specific and applied performance.

Real-time practical learning in state-of-the-art facilities is supported by online materials, lectures, guest speakers and access to leaders in the field. Opportunities extend from campus-based learning to include public performance, site-based practice and internship experiences.

Career outcomes

Drama graduates are equipped to create and perform theatre works and to work in a variety of professional theatre contexts, including initiating their own work as independent theatre makers and pursuing various roles throughout the arts and entertainment industries. Our graduates work in careers across the industry in fields such as:

  • acting
  • community theatre
  • drama education
  • festival or event management
  • producing
  • stage management
  • theatre directing
  • youth theatre.


To complete a Major sequence in Drama complete the eight (8) units as specified below

ACP103Acting Studio

ACP109Improvisation for Theatre

ACA204Production Lab

ACP207 Director's Workshop

ACP211Devising Theatre

ACP214Directed Production

ACA301Student-Devised Public Performance

ACP324Ensemble Devising (A)

Note: Incompatible with the Theatre minor sequence

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