Bachelor of Acting and Performance

University of Canberra

This course is a conservatory-style training program that provides students with the skills and experience to engage professionally in the Performing Arts, as a stage and film actor, performing artist and performance maker. Students will learn the craft of acting and performing through extensive performance skills training in acting, voice, and body. Supporting studies include screen & TV, music, singing, theatre history & theory, critical analysis, dramaturgy, writing for performance, performance-making, technical theatre, and professional practice. Students will engage in four major performance projects over the course of their studies. These public productions provide students with the opportunity to integrate their skills into the preparation and performance of a diverse body of work.

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At a glance

Type of Institution: University
Level: Undergraduate
Campus/Location: TAFE QLD Brisbane - South Bank
CRICOS: 00212K (ACT); 01893E (UCC)

Subjects

  • Acting and performance

At the University of Canberra (UC), our degrees focus on developing skills for the real world. UC’s strong emphasis on work-integrated learning (WIL) provides the practical experience that our students need to be job ready. All of our 300 courses include work-based projects or work-integrated learning opportunities. From clinical placements at the Canberra Hospital and soon at the UC Public Hospital to industry projects in government departments, we are committed to give you the skills you need to succeed. That’s why our graduates are highly sought after by employers. 

Why UC?

1. UC is ranked in the top 100 Young Universities Worldwide (Times Higher Education 2017 and QS 2016/17 Young University Rankings)

2. Ranked 30th in the world for Generation Y universities (founded between 1986 and 2000) 

3. Above world standard research in genetics, human movement and sport science, nursing, public health and health services, political science, law, specialist studies in education, performing arts and creative writing; and communication and media studies (ERA 2015)

4. Well above world standard research in Environmental Science (ERA 2015)

5. Employers consistently choose UC graduates for their practical knowledge and job-ready skills.

Our campus

  • Single campus located 10 minutes from the city and within walking distance from Belconnen Town Centre
  • UC has an on-campus medical centre, pharmacy, student-led health clinics, fitness centre and gym, food outlets and cafes, bank, bookshop, post office, childcare facilities and preschool
  • UC has a full range of facilities including a library, wireless access and a 24/7 computer lab
  • UC has a diverse community of more than 17,500 students, including over 4500 international students from more than 107 countries
  • UC has guaranteed on-campus accommodation for new or continuing international students
  • UC Public Hospital will open on campus in 2018

Courses

We offer over 300 undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees in:

  • business, government and law
  • arts and design
  • communication
  • education
  • health
  • nursing and midwifery
  • science and environment
  • information technology.

So, chances are that we have the right degree to help you get into the career of your dreams — but we have no plans of slowing down. 

By 2030, UC campus will be transformed into a series of precincts, focusing on growing national and international partnerships and transformational research and learning. Developments include an aged care facility, a cancer care centre and an innovation park. These facilities are being integrated into teaching and research, providing exciting new opportunities for the University of Canberra and the surrounding community. 

The campus development will also provide students with more work-integrated learning opportunities such as internships and industry projects than ever before. 

So come and study at a truly innovative university writing its own history.

Here at the University of Canberra, each and every one of our students is important to us. That’s why we have many resources and facilities available to you should you ever need help — whether it’s with your study, health and wellbeing or employment.

We have:

  • International Student Support Service (ISSS)
  • Study Skills Learning Advisors (Drop-in study help session and individual consultations) 
  • Study Skills Intensive English Course
  • Peer-assisted learning sessions
  • International Learning and Teaching Centre
  • Multi-faith Centre
  • The Medical and Counselling Centre
  •  Inclusion & Engagement
  • Careers UC
  • Research Students Office

These are just some of our many support systems that allow our students to excel. 

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Student Profiles

Agung Nugroho, Indonesia

Master of Education

Agung Nugroho was a scholarship recipient from the Department of National Education, Indonesia. He decided to study at the University of Canberra for his Master of Education because of the high quality and standards of the academic staff. "I really enjoyed the classroom environment. There was lots of conversation and opportunities to share opinions. The facilities are excellent and I have even been able to join the clubs and societies at UC, which was a great chance to meet many people from different countries," he says. Agung Nugroho has experience as both an academic and practitioner in the fields of education. "The knowledge and support I received from my teachers and friends have helped build my working style, which definitely forms my career in education and teaching." Agung is currently working as an academic and as an officer at the International Office at the Semarang State University in Indonesia. His career is driven by his passion to teach the younger Indonesian generation teachers about education and how to improve the quality of Indonesian teachers. "That would really change Indonesian teachers in the quality of teaching to students," he says.

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