Bachelor of Performing Arts

Why are performers important for the world? At the Arts Academy, Federation University Australia, we inspire our students to become the performers, makers and presenters of the future.
This course is only offered at one location, see below.
Ballarat - Camp St
Location
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
Ballarat - Camp St
Semester 1
Semester 2
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Other intakes
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Length
3 years
(360 credit points = 3.0 EFTSL)
ATAR
Selection is based on successful interview and audition as well as completing a year 12 qualification (VCE/interstate or overseas equivalent), as well as meeting the prerequisite study requirements

This exciting program is designed for the contemporary performer. A sustainable career in the performing arts requires a holistic and multi-disciplinary approach to training. At our renowned Arts Academy we provide the skills to develop your practice through a comprehensive curriculum that includes classes in acting, singing, voice, movement, dance, creativity, theatre-making, aerobic fitness and mindfulness. We train you to maximise your versatility in the creative arts industry and prepare you for a range of career opportunities in music theatre, theatre, film, stage, screen, cabaret, opera, comedy, streaming platforms, multi-media and emerging creative industries. Each day is intensive and rigorous; through a combination of studio-based classes and public performances you will work alongside leading industry professionals: theatre directors, music theatre performers, screen actors, composers, musical directors, designers and choreographers, amplifying your strengths while expanding your actors tool-kit.

Learn more about study at Federation University Arts Academy.

  • Actor
  • Casting consultant
  • Choreographer
  • Comedian
  • Director
  • Event manager
  • Film and TV editor
  • Performer
  • Playwright
  • Producer
  • Production manager
  • Set designer
  • Stage manager
  • Concert manager
  • Film director
  • Voice over artist
  • Music Theatre performer
  • Acting performer
  • Musician
  • Singer

Sample structures are just one example of the many options available within your chosen course. Please contact Federation University for further information on available options.

Please note this is a sample structure only and is not to be used for enrolment purposes. To enrol, please refer to the information provided to you by Federation University for your individual program structure or view our enrolment information page.

To view current subject information and cost, click on the individual subject name below, or click here to view current subject information and cost for ALL subjects.

Year 1

Semester 1

FOUNDATION SKILLS ACTING STUDIO 1
CPPSA1001, 15 credit points
FOUNDATION SKILLS DANCE STUDIO 1
CPPSD1001, 15 credit points
FOUNDATION SKILLS VOICE STUDIO 1
CPPSV1001, 15 credit points
CRITICAL STUDIES IN THEATRE 1
PAATC1001, 15 credit points

Semester 2

FOUNDATION SKILLS ACTING STUDIO 2
CPPSA1002, 15 credit points
FOUNDATION SKILLS DANCE STUDIO 2
CPPSD1002, 15 credit points
FOUNDATION SKILLS VOICE STUDIO 2
CPPSV1002, 15 credit points
CRITICAL STUDIES IN THEATRE 2
PAATC1002, 15 credit points

Year 2

Semester 1

ACTING PROJECT 1
CPPRO2101, 15 credit points
DANCE STUDIO 3
CPPSD2003, 15 credit points
VOICE STUDIO 3
CPPSV2003, 15 credit points
CRITICAL STUDIES IN THEATRE 3
PAATC2003, 15 credit points

Semester 2

ACTING PROJECT 2
CPPRO2102, 15 credit points
DANCE STUDIO 4
CPPSD2004, 15 credit points
VOICE STUDIO 4
CPPSV2004, 15 credit points
CRITICAL STUDIES IN THEATRE 4
PAATC2004, 15 credit points

Year 3

Semester 1

DANCE STUDIO 5
CPPSD3005, 15 credit points
VOICE STUDIO 5
CPPSV3005, 15 credit points
CRITICAL STUDIES 5
PACAC3005, 15 credit points

Semester 2

DANCE STUDIO 6
CPPSD3006, 15 credit points
VOICE STUDIO 6
CPPSV3006, 15 credit points
CRITICAL STUDIES 6
PACAC3006, 15 credit points
25-30 hours per week

Delivery: Combination of classroom and online.

This program requires a total of 8 placement hours.
Important for Yr 10 students

Entry requirements (year 12)

Admissions Criteria for current Year 12 students and recent secondary graduates (the past 2 years)

Prerequisites 

  • Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any English

Satisfactory completion of a Year 12

Compulsory: Selection is based on successful audition as well as completing a year 12 qualification (VCE/interstate or overseas equivalent), as well as meeting the prerequisite study requirements.
Audition information including the application form and important dates can be found here 

Entry requirements (non year 12)

Admission criteria for applicants with a Higher Education Study

This course uses the applicants’ entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

Compulsory:  Previous higher education studies with results at a pass level, including any 'single subjects of study', or successful completion of a tertiary preparatory program such as the FedUni Foundation Access Studies Program (FAST).

Admission criteria for applications with a Vocational Education and Training study

This course uses the applicants’ entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

Compulsory: Successful completion of a relevant VET qualification at Certificate III level or higher.

Admission criteria for applications with work and life experience

This course uses the applicants’ entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

Minimum requirements: Applicants who have not completed secondary education, or undertaken any TAFE or university studies may not be eligible for entry into this program.  Entry will be based on a successful audition.

Extra Requirements

Essential requirements for selection and application

Supplementary form 

Compulsory: Applicants must complete and submit a supplementary application form to secure an audition. This online form can be accessed from here. The supplementary application form must be completed and submitted by 29th September, 2022 for timely applicants or 25th November, 2022 for late applicants.

Audition 

Compulsory: The selection process involves an audition.  Details about the audition, including key dates, how to prepare and audition locations, are available on the Arts Academy webpage

For applicants who live a considerable distance away from audition venues, it is possible to audition via the video application process.  Please read further information for Distance applicants here.

Audition masterclass 

Our audition preparation workshop is designed to give you the skills to be audition-ready.  While there is no obligation for applicants to attend the program, it will give you the opportunity to practice your material in a supportive setting.  Read more about the audition masterclass.

Please note that this is not an essential requirement for admission, however it may assist you to prepare for you audition.

Essential requirements for enrolment or graduation

Inherent Requirements

How to read inherent requirements

 

 

 

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: Yes

VTAC code: 3700210851 (Camp St)

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: QP5

CRICOS code: 0100642

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

$8,301 estimated annual tuition fee - commencing 2023

Annual tuition fees are per 120 credit points which represents 1 EFTSL or a standard full-time study load for a year.

The estimated annual fees are indicative only. The tuition fees you pay will vary depending on the subjects you choose to study as each subject has its own credit point value and cost. The total cost will vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load and the time it takes to complete your course.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth Supported Place student, you may be eligible to defer payment of your student contribution through the HECS-HELP loan scheme. Please visit our HECS-HELP webpage for further information.

Other fees

You may need to pay some other fees such as the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Can your studies count towards a degree with us? Use our online Credit Search to get the details on completing your studies sooner.

This program is eligible for entry via the Foundation Access Studies (FAST) program. FAST is designed to provide alternative entry to tertiary study at Federation University Australia. Please contact us for further information.

For more information, please visit: www.federation.edu.au/artists..

Deferment of Admission

Applicants are not permitted to defer admission into the program.

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909

School department

Arts Academy

Course coordinator

Ballarat - Camp St - Anthony Crowley
Ballarat - Camp St - Kim Durban