Dramatic Art

Supplement your passion with skills,

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Drama Courses at Excelsia College

Excelsia College is the only Australian institution to offer the prestigious Bachelor of Dramatic Art, and the only higher education provider to offer Oz to LA. Known for high quality training, professional industry links and a supportive and collaborative learning environment, Excelsia College’s Drama degree, accredited in Production, Theatre Practice and Performance, stands out for excellence in education.

The Drama School offers students an opportunity to supplement their passion with the skills, experiences and expertise necessary for a career in theatre, film and television through theatre and film based classes and specialist units in the Bachelor of Dramatic Art and the Associate Degree of Dramatic Art.

At Excelsia College, study drama alongside our Music Program, in a Christian College that promotes a supportive and caring environment. Furthermore, as part of the course students undertake Integrative Studies, where students are encouraged to assess critically their own worldview, and to engage thoughtfully with the Christian worldview that undergirds all teaching and learning at Excelsia.

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“Studying drama at Excelsia means I am able to pursue all my passions both on stage and off. This course allows students to learn both the acting side of theatre, as well as the backstage side. We learn how to create a piece of theatre, be a director or a stage manager, or even be the designer, whether it be in costume, set or props. There is a chance for anyone who loves theatre to do what they are interested in. Coming into this course I thought I knew what I wanted to do, however now I really want to try everything and I have learned so much in only a year. The lecturers care so much and truly want to help in any way they can. There is also free counselling on site (with a therapy dog). Excelsia is truly a very special place to study, and I'm very excited for the years to come.”

Jessica Looyen
Student of Bachelor of Dramatic Art (Theatre Practice)

Excelsia College’s OZ to LA PROGRAM

Excelsia College’s Oz to LA program gives students a once in a lifetime opportunity to study in Los Angeles, rubbing shoulders with some of the biggest names in showbiz. Throughout the program, students will study five days a week at a Los Angeles renowned school in an intense and concentrated manner, testing your commitment, passion and suitability for life as an actor. FEE-HELP is available for the training and course-related costs of the Oz to LA program. Students are required to cover the upfront costs of approximately $8000.
This includes accommodation, flights, living and other expenses.

What does it include?

10 weeks intensive actor training
Audition/casting sessions
Exclusive meetings
Industry conferences
Networking opportunities
Studio tours


Why choose to study
our Drama Degrees

  • OZ to L.A

    Students accepted into the Oz to LA program will participate in up to three months intensive training in screen acting at a specialist school right in the heart of Hollywood. You will have the opportunity to pursue your passion for film while networking with professionals, meeting theatrical agents, directors, producers and casting agents as part of your studies. FEE-HELP is available for the training and course-related costs of the Oz to LA program. Students are required to cover their upfront costs of approximately $8,000. These include accommodation, flights, living and other expenses.
  • Multiple Theatre Productions

    Technical skills from performance and production units come together in an extensive program of public performances spread throughout the degree. Highlights include Independent Projects (theatre independently produced, directed and performed by final year students), and touring shows. Students participate as either cast or crew according to their areas of specialisation under the direction of industry professionals.
  • Short Film Project

    Taking technical performance skills to the next level, BDA candidates complete their studies through the production of a short film. All students, whether enrolled in Production, Theatre Practice or Performance strand, work alongside seasoned industry professionals to produce a professional standard 'short', gaining valuable on set experience and an IMDB credit to their name.
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