Bachelor of Performing Arts

Federation University Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00103D

This exciting course is designed for the contemporary performer. A sustainable career in the performing arts requires a holistic and multi-disciplinary approach to training. At our renowned Arts Academy we provide the skills to develop your practice through a comprehensive curriculum that includes classes in acting, singing, voice, movement, dance, creativity, theatre-making, aerobic fitness and mindfulness. We train you to maximise your versatility in the creative arts industry and prepare you for a range of career opportunities in music theatre, theatre, film, stage, screen, cabaret, opera, comedy, streaming platforms, multi-media and emerging creative industries. Each day is intensive and rigorous; through a combination of studio-based classes and public performances you will work alongside leading industry professionals: theatre directors, music theatre performers, screen actors, composers, musical directors, designers and choreographers, amplifying your strengths while expanding your actors tool-kit.


This course consists of 360 credit points.


  • Collaborative workshop, Knowledge and creativity
  • Foundation skills, Curation disruption and activation, Acting project, Dance studio, Critical studies in theatre, Voice studio, Screen and small ensemble projects, Production and showcase.

Standard entry requirements

Entry requirements (year 12)Admissions Criteria for current Year 12 students and recent secondary graduates (the past 2 years)Prerequisites Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any EnglishSatisfactory completion of a Year 12Compulsory: Selection is based on successful audition as well as completing a year 12 qualification (VCE/interstate or overseas equivalent), as well as meeting the prerequisite study requirements.Audition information including the application form and important dates can be found here . Entry requirements (non year 12)Admission criteria for applicants with a Higher Education StudyThis course uses the applicants’ entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.Compulsory: Previous higher education studies with results at a pass level, including any 'single subjects of study', or successful completion of a tertiary preparatory course such as Federation Access Studies (FAST).Admission criteria for applications with a Vocational Education and Training studyThis course uses the applicants’ entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.Compulsory: Successful completion of a relevant VET qualification at Certificate III level or higher.Admission criteria for applications with work and life experienceThis course uses the applicants’ entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.Minimum requirements: Applicants who have not completed secondary education, or undertaken any TAFE or university studies may not be eligible for entry into this course. Entry will be based on a successful audition.Extra RequirementsEssential requirements for selection and applicationSupplementary form Compulsory: Applicants must complete and submit a supplementary application form to secure an audition. This online form can be accessed from here. The supplementary application form must be completed and submitted by 29th September, 2022 for timely applicants or 25th November, 2022 for late applicants.Audition Compulsory: The selection process involves an audition. Details about the audition, including key dates, how to prepare and audition locations, are available on the Arts Academy webpage. For applicants who live a considerable distance away from audition venues, it is possible to audition via the video application process. Please read further information for Distance applicants here.Audition masterclass Our audition preparation workshop is designed to give you the skills to be audition-ready. While there is no obligation for applicants to attend the course, it will give you the opportunity to practice your material in a supportive setting. Read more about the audition masterclass.Please note that this is not an essential requirement for admission, however it may assist you to prepare for you audition.

Study pathways

Credit will be considered if you have successfully completed higher education or TAFE studies in a relevant area. Advanced standing will be determined on an individual basis, depending on eligibility for credit transfer, prior experience and qualifications.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Camp Street (Ballarat) International: $88,500 No
  • Full-time : 3 years

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