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)


  • Acting and performance

At the University of Canberra, we don't just focus on the theory of things, we like to teach our students in the way that they would be working. It's what we call work integrated learning and it's a big reason that our students are highly sought after and amongst the highest paid and most employable in Australia.

Why UC?
1. UC was ranked in the top four per cent of universities worldwide in the QS World University Rankings (2013-2015). UC was also among the best in the world in two categories in 2014: 'Politics and International Studies' and 'Agriculture and Forestry'.
2. UC was awarded four stars for 'Getting a Full-time Job' and 'Graduate Starting Salary' in The Good Universities Guide 2015.
3. Our degrees focus on developing skills for the real world, with an emphasis on 'Work Integrated Learning' across the curriculum.
4. Flexible pathways are available to university through the University of Canberra College and the University of Canberra English Language Institute.
5. Tuition fees are moderate, classes sizes are small, academic standards are high and our degrees are respected worldwide.

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 some help - whether it's with your study, health or English skills.

We have:

  • study skills rovers
  • peer-assisted learning
  • UC Careers
  • the University of Canberra College English Language Centre
  • medical counselling
  • International Student Advisors and the International Student Support Service (ISSS)
  • the Multi-faith Centre.

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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