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QUT (Queensland University of Technology)

  • 17% international / 83% domestic

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting)

  • Bachelor

Gain a distinctive edge with intensive training for film and stage, small group sizes and superb facilities.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor
Duration
3 years full-time
Course Code
KK34, 056185A
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb
Fees
$6,700 per year / $20,100 total

About this course

You will undertake three years of intensive training and performing, graduating as an employable film and stage actor. The course is exhilarating, demanding and life changing, and is a full-time commitment physically, mentally and emotionally. You will begin from the first year with studio work focusing on extensive training in movement, voice, speech production, physical expressivity, character, acting methodologies and script analysis, as well as an understanding of film and TV industries. As your course progresses you will continue to refine your skills through studio and locations modules, performing regularly in film shoots and studio productions supported by a design and stage management team. In your final year you present your film and stage work, ActingWorks, to Australia’s leading agents and casting directors.

Entry requirements

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • English

We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).

More about assumed knowledge

Prerequisites

You must complete a successful audition.

Important dates Thursday 1 August 2019 QTAC applications, intrafaculty change form, change of major or minor form and the QUT online registration form open. 5pm Friday 20 September 2019 All applications and application forms close. Requests for applications and registrations after this date will not be considered. Make sure you allow adequate time to complete each stage of your application before application closing time. How to applyStep 1

Apply through QTAC. Current Creative Industries Faculty (CIF) undergraduate students changing course or major must instead submit an intrafaculty change form or change of major or minor form.

Step 2

Complete the QUT online registration form. You must have a valid QTAC number or current QUT student ID number to complete this step.

You must pay the non-refundable $70 application service fee via QUTPay. If you're applying via the Educational Access Scheme or the Centralised Assessment Selection Program, you are exempt from the fee.

Your application is complete once you reach the confirmation notice screen and receive your confirmation email.

Step 3

Attend your nominated audition and bring your supporting documents with you. You can select your audition time through the online registration form.

Supporting documentation

If your audition is successful, make sure you bring the following to your recall audition:

  • a printed copy of your registration form confirmation notice or email
  • a printed CV of no more than 2 pages, outlining both formal and informal learning and experiences in the field of acting
  • a headshot or passport photo.
Your auditionAudition preparation

Acting audition pieces (PDF file, 269.8 KB)

Acting audition preparation (PDF file, 178.7 KB)

Acting recall audition preparation (PDF file, 129.2 KB)

First round auditions

You must attend an audition at one of the following locations. If you don't attend your audition you won't be considered for a place in the course.

Audition places in Sydney, Townsville, Cairns and Melbourne are limited. Once all places are filled, applicants will be required to attend a Brisbane audition.

The time and date of your audition cannot be changed except in exceptional circumstances.

BrisbaneDates Saturday 28 September 2019 Monday 30 September 2019 Tuesday 1 October 2019 Wednesday 2 October 2019 Location Z9, Creative Industries Precinct, QUT Kelvin Grove, cnr of Kelvin Grove Rd & Musk Avenue, Kelvin Grove 4059. See a map of QUT Kelvin Grove CampusCairnsDate Saturday 28 September 2019 LocationTurning Pointe Dance Studios, 240 Hartley Street, Cairns Qld 4870 TownsvilleDate Sunday 29 September 2019 LocationDanceNorth Australia, cnr of Stanley Street and Walker Street, Townsville Qld 4810 MelbourneDates Tuesday 1 October 2019 Wednesday 2 October 2019 LocationThe Malthouse Theatre, 113 Sturt Street, Southbank Vic 3006 SydneyDate Friday 11 October 2019 Location Riverside Theatre, cnr of Church and Market Streets, Parramatta NSW 2150 Dates Saturday 12 October 2019 Monday 14 October 2019 LocationSeymour Centre, City Road and Cleveland Street, Chippendale NSW 2008

All Sydney recalls will be held at the Seymour Centre.

Audition recalls

If your audition is successful, you'll be required to attend a recall audition (PDF file, 129.2 KB) and bring your supporting documents with you.

For Brisbane, Townsville, Cairns and Melbourne applications, recall auditions will be at the same location as your first audition. For Sydney applicants, all recall auditions will be at the Seymour Centre, even if your first audition was at Riverside. If you do not attend your recall audition you won't be considered for a place in the course.

We'll notify you if you've been successful or not via email.

I have been recalled

If you've been successful, you'll also be given the time and date of your recall audition.

Prepare for your recall with the acting recall audition preparation document (PDF file, 129.2 KB).

Spaces in recall auditions are very limited, so we can only reschedule your recall audition under extenuating circumstances. Contact us by emailing ci@qut.edu.au or calling 3138 8114 as soon as possible. If you don't attend your final recall, you won't be considered for a place in the course.

I haven't been recalled

If you have not progressed to the final recall, we won't be able to offer you a place in this course. You might want to review your QTAC preferences online.

Audition feedback

Due to the large number of applications received, the selection panel is unable to provide feedback to applicants.

When do I find out my audition outcome? QTAC applications

Before the November offer round, we will update the preference information within your QTAC application to reflect your audition outcome. Make sure you have QUT as your first preference. You'll be able to check this via QTAC’s application services.

What information will I see on QTAC?

Within your preferences tab you will see one of the following statuses under the satisfied column:

  • Met: You have met the minimum entry requirements to be considered for a place in this course
  • Not met: You have not met the minimum entry requirements to be considered for a place in this course. You may want to review your QTAC course preferences.

Meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee a QTAC offer for this course, as there are usually more eligible applicants than places available in the program. Most offers will be made in the November offer round. Further offers may be made in later offer rounds.

Intrafaculty change applications

Admissions will notify you of your outcome by email, sent to your QUT student email address from December.

Change of major or minor applications

The Creative Industries Faculty will notify you of your outcome by email, sent to your QUT student email address from late November.

I need more information

Contact the Creative Industries Faculty for more information on our audition process. You can get in touch by emailing ci@qut.edu.au or calling 3138 8114.

Advanced standing

If you have prior studies or work experience, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit). You can apply for advanced standing once you've been accepted to QUT. If you're in your first semester of study, you must apply for advanced standing within 10 days of receiving your offer.

More about advanced standing

Deferment

You can't defer your offer in this course. You must start in the semester you apply for.

More about deferring your offer

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2019 421912 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting)

Admission was based on additional entry requirements only.

You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile.

Study locations

Kelvin Grove

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Creative Arts courses at QUT (Queensland University of Technology).
75.5%
Overall satisfaction
77.1%
Skill scale
65.8%
Teaching scale
58.7%
Employed full-time
$48k
Average salary