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QUT (Queensland University of Technology)

  • 17% international / 83% domestic

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Drama)

  • Bachelor

Build a career in drama and performance. Explore directing, designing, teaching and creative producing. Learn from professionals with connections to industry.

Key details

Degree Type
3 years full-time
Course Code
KK34, 056185A
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
Domestic Fees
$6,700 per year / $20,100 total
International Fees
$31,200 per year / $93,600 total

About this course

This course offers you the opportunity to explore many roles onstage and behind the scenes as you investigate what makes drama tick. You’ll learn about what’s come before in the history of drama so you can change what happens next. You’ll combine theory, skills and practice as you explore the rich possibilities that theatre and performance hold to entertain, engage and transform our view of the world. You’ll collaborate with others to create new performances that are built to surprise. Theatre necessarily combines many fields of creative practice, so drama graduates tend to be curious, versatile and able to adapt quickly to a rapidly changing creative environment. They’re the people we call on to find out not only why, but how drama works.

Double degrees

Combine drama with a second study area for greater career flexibility and opportunities in other industries. Consider a double degree with:

  • Business to develop a career in performing arts marketing and management or and in stage management.
  • If you are looking to apply your creative abilities to education settings or the teaching profession you have some options. You can complete your drama course first and then follow with a Master of Teaching in early childhood, primary or secondary education.* Or you can now undertake a double degree in secondary education at the same time as your drama degree.

*Check entry requirements for the Master of Teaching for specific teaching areas.

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

Guaranteed entry

If you receive an adjusted OP 1-5 (or equivalent selection rank), you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

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


You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

More about deferring your offer

Adjustments to your selection rank

Any adjustments you receive to your selection rank (or OP equivalent) will be applied to this course.

Find out if you’re eligible for an adjustment to your selection rank

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2019

The scores listed in the tables below reflect the offers that were made to recent school leavers. If you are not a school leaver, take a look at the entry thresholds box at the top of this page to see the lowest adjusted scores required overall to receive an offer.

Excluding adjustments Including adjustments OP Selection rank OP Selection rank Highest OP/selection rank to receive an offer OP 2 Selection rank 97 OP 2 Selection rank 97 Median OP/selection rank to receive an offer OP 10 Selection rank 79 OP 10 Selection rank 79 Lowest OP/selection rank to receive an offer OP 16 Selection rank 66 OP 13 Selection rank 72

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

Other admission options

If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you may be eligible for admission through our Centralised Assessment Selection Process (CASP).

Study locations

Kelvin Grove

Graduate outcomes

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