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Bachelor of Creative Arts and Community Wellbeing Major Theatre

Bachelor of Creative Arts and Community Wellbeing Major Theatre (BCAW)

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • Online
  • On-campus
Campus
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 3 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start date
  • February
  • July

Overview

  • Shape your career with your creative talents to activate positive change and generate wellbeing in diverse communities with USQ’s Bachelor of Creative Arts and Community Wellbeing (Theatre).
  • You will combine foundation studies in human services with courses in, for example, educational theatre, community theatre, and acting for the digital medium to expand your creativity, facilitation and leadership skills, and understanding of the needs of community care and development.
  • Become industry-ready by undertaking a project placement in a community organisation during your final year of study.

Further study

Upon successful completion of this degree, you can go on to study the Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours).

This degree is offered from February (Semester 1), 2021.

Career outcomes

  • Graduates will have the necessary skills to collaborate with health providers, local governments, and community organisations and undertake arts-led service initiatives.
  • Work in the creative industries and apply your talents and abilities in other areas like community services (youth, indigenous, aged, refugee, homeless, unemployed, disability etc.), hospitals/allied health, correctional services, local government, and charity organisations.

Entry requirements

Find the entry requirements most relevant to you.

  • Have achieved a minimum ATAR score of 58.90, or equivalent qualification.
  • Attend an interview with selected creative arts major discipline staff to confirm satisfactory capacity to participate in practical courses. For registration and audition tips, please see our auditions and interviews page.

To study this degree we assume you have sound knowledge in:

  • English (Units 3 & 4, C)

We assume that your knowledge is equivalent to a grade C or higher in Units 3 and 4 at Year 12 high school level. Find out more about assumed knowledge.

Note: It is a requirement that Queensland-based students hold a current positive notice indicating that they are deemed suitable for working with children and young people whilst studying the Bachelor of Creative Arts and Community Wellbeing. Further information about the Blue Card or Exemption Card suitability process is available from the Blue Card Services.

Special entry schemes for admissions may increase your Rank, through the allocation of additional points in certain circumstances, such as educational disadvantage where you live, and subjects you passed.

Tafe (VET) qualification

If you have completed a qualification from a TAFE or qualified private provider, you may be able to use these qualifications to meet USQ's entry requirements.

Work and life experience

You may be able to use your work experience and other adjustment factors to increase your selection rank and meet USQ's entry requirements.

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

If you identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent you may be eligible to enter the Indigenous Higher Education (IHEPP) program.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 24 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 4
12-unit Theatre major 12
1 x second 8-unit major*
or 2 x 4-unit minors
or 1 x 4-unit minor plus 4 x elective courses
8
Total 24

*The second 8-unit major can be chosen from any approved 8-unit major in another discipline in the School of Creative Arts (e.g. Music, Visual Art, TV/Radio, Film Production etc.) or from a recommended major outside of the creative arts, such as Child and Family Studies, Health and Social Wellbeing, or Community Development and Indigenous Studies, providing all entry requirements are met.

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Professional experience

As part of the degree, you will need to complete professional experience placements. These experiences provide you with opportunities to put theory into practice.

All students must be able to meet the physical and other professional requirements of professional practice within this degree.

Residential schools

If you are enrolled in the External study mode in this degree, you will have the opportunity to come on-campus for residential schools, where you will attend face-to-face lectures and tutorials, use the facilities and meet staff and other students.

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Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this degree are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported

The Federal Government contributes to the cost of your course and you need to pay a student contribution.

AUD 7700
Domestic full fee paying

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 22720

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2020. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Professional experience costs

This degree includes a professional experience component that may involve travel, accommodation and meal expenses.

Residential school costs

This degree includes an on-campus residential school component that involves travel, accommodation and meal expenses.

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level. Find out if you are eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

Scholarships

At USQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Apply via QTAC

Apply via QTAC (Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre) if you:

  • have never studied with USQ before, or
  • are a Year 12 student, or
  • want to transfer to USQ from another university.
Mode QTAC Codes
Online 909945
Springfield 929941
Toowoomba 909941

Copy your QTAC code and continue through to the QTAC website to complete your application.

Apply through QTAC

If you are applying via QTAC, please check the QTAC closing dates.

Apply directly to USQ

You may be able to apply directly to USQ if you:

  • are a current or previous USQ student returning to study with complete or incomplete qualifications (excluding Head Start students), or
  • have recently graduated from TAFE.
This degree is offered from February (Semester 1), 2021.

The closing dates for applying directly to USQ are:

  • Semester 1, 2021 - applications close Monday 22 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 22 February, 2021.
  • Semester 2, 2021 - applications close Monday 12 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 12 July, 2021.

More information on applying key dates is available.

Further information

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