Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting)

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00213J

This program is highly regarded nationally for its graduates' readiness to work in both film and on stage. It aims to develop students' individual acting ability, to enable them to identify the professional challenges they will meet in the profession and to be active in their response to those challenges. There is a strong emphasis on screen-based acting, including intersections with motion capture, voice acting and other emerging forms and technologies that are transforming the Acting field. This course is intensive performance preparation for theatre and screen utilising transferable methodologies related to historic actor training practices and cutting-edge innovations in the realisation of voice, body and text. Students will connect with leading directors and acting teachers to showcase their developing talents in performance outcomes each semester. When not in performance methods and skills classes, students engage with the academic/theoretical knowledge that extends their understanding of the historical developments in theatre and film.


  • 288 credit points comprising 2 core units
  • an Acting major (14 units)
  • a situated creative practice extension (up to 3 units)
  • plus 1 minor (4 units) or 4 electives.


  • Acting

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • Assumed knowledge: English, or Literature, or English and Literature, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C)
  • Successful audition.

Study pathways

Pathways to the Master of Teaching (Secondary) or Master of Philosophy are available. Students may be able to claim advanced standing for part of their course, on the basis of completed or partially completed studies, and other assessable learning outcomes.

Study information

Campus Fees Mid year intake Attendance
Kelvin Grove International: $103,700 No
  • Full-time : 3 years

Further information

This course has additional entry requirements. This program is not covered by QUT's Offer Guarantee Scheme. QUT offers a range of scholarships that provide real support for commencing and continuing students.

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