Course Description

Produces graduates who are fully-equipped to enter the theatre and screen industry, and focuses on the development of knowledge and skills in the performing arts, with particular emphasis on specialist areas pertinent to acting.

The course provides a practical and theoretical approach to acting in theatre, film, television and other contemporary performance contexts. Subjects available to be studied include: Acting, Movement, Dance, Music, Voice, Performance History, Critical Analysis, Professional Practice, Screen Studies and Screen Acting.

Tuition Fees

Australian Fee Paying (AFP): $6,600 per year full-time, $19,800 total course cost
International Students: $31,000 per year full-time

Duration

3 years full-time

Starting dates

February

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Creative Arts undergraduate courses at Edith Cowan University (ECU) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 80.4% (national average 72.0%)
Improved skills: 82.2% (national average 77.3%)
Overall satisfaction: 85.2% (national average 75.3%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from Edith Cowan University (ECU). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Creative Arts undergraduate courses at Edith Cowan University (ECU) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 46.2% (national average 52.1%)
Studying full time: 24.2% (national average 25.5%)
Median full time salary: $50,000 (national average $47,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 078476G
Edith Cowan University (ECU) Code: Y93

Entry Requirements

Academic Admission requirements (Band 3)

The following course-specific admission requirements are mandatory and must be satisfied by all applicants. These requirements are in addition to or supersede the minimum requirements outlined within the Academic admission requirements band section below.

All applicants are required to attend an audition. Entry into this course is talent-based, and prospective students will be comprehensively assessed through an audition process which is held in November-December each year. Australia-wide auditions are conducted in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Overseas students are assessed by auditions sent electronically.

The audition includes a thorough assessment of inherent and trainable ability, the ability to meet the technical requirements of the course and suitability for the industry.

All applicants must meet the academic admission requirements for this course. The indicative or guaranteed ATAR is as published (where applicable) or academic admission requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

  • AQF Cert IV;
  • Successfully completed 0.25 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent);
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test;*
  • University Preparation Course;*
  • Indigenous University Orientation Course;*
  • Aboriginal Student Intake Test; or*
  • Experience Based Entry Scheme.*

* Further information can be found on the Study course entry page.

For international students, requirements include your secondary school results.

For more information, including guidelines for specific disciplines, please see our Interviews, folios and auditions web page.

English Language requirements (Band 3)

English competency requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

  • Year 12 English ATAR/English Literature ATAR grade C or better or equivalent;
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test;*
  • IELTS Overall band minimum score of 6.0 (no individual band less than 6.0);
  • Successfully completed 1.0 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher in the UK, Ireland, USA, NZ or Canada;
  • University Preparation Course;
  • Indigenous University Orientation Course;*
  • Aboriginal Student Intake Test;*
  • AQF Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree;
  • Successfully completed 0.375 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent); or
  • Other tests, courses or programs defined on the English Proficiency Bands page.

* Further information can be found on the Study course entry page.

 

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