Associate Degree of
Dramatic Art

Award nested within our Bachelor of Dramatic Art

Acting is magical. Change your look and your attitude,
and you can be anyone.

Alicia Witt

Course Information

The Bachelor of Dramatic Art has an optional exit point after two years of full-time study (or equivalent). Students wishing to exit after the first two years of the degree will be awarded the Associate Degree of Dramatic Art.
Performance: This course prepares actors to compete in the highly rigorous theatre industry. Acting, voice and movement skills are developed, with students exploring both theoretical and practical perspectives.
Production: This course provides an intellectual and artistic foundation for professional careers in the areas of theatre production and direction.
Theatre Practice: This course offers a mixture of performance and production units in one program, enabling the development of well-rounded theatrical skills useful for work in small theatre companies. Paired with our Graduate Diploma of Education, it also satisfies the requirements for secondary Drama teaching.
At a glance:
  • Face to face (on-campus) delivery
  • Workshop style training, small group and individual tuition
Regular productions supply excellent opportunities for practical training and our outstanding faculty offer specialist support and a wealth of knowledge and experience.
Grow in the confidence necessary to generate your own work and to participate successfully in a theatre company. Take the opportunity to supplement your passion with the skills, experiences and expertise for a career in theatre, film and television!

Admission requirements

Application for admission into the Associate Degree of Dramatic Art involves two steps:

  • Submission of an application: Educational requirements typically involve the successful completion of the NSW Higher School Certificate. View alternative pathways and further informationhere.
  • Interview and Assessment: For artistic requirements view the Audition Information
  • International or interstate students may submit an audition DVD accompanied by a written description of previous dramatic experience. Scholarship auditions are held on campus, and cannot be presented by video. View DVD Audition Information.



Please keep in touch. Dates will be published later in the year.

Applications must be received prior to the audition date.

International Students

Candidates whose qualifying studies were completed in a language other than English will normally be required to demonstrate English proficiency equivalent to the overall minimum score of 7.0 in the IELTS Academic test.

Course Units

Acting l
Acting ll
Voice l
Voice ll
Movement l
Movement ll
Theatre Production l
Theatre Production ll
Theatre History and Text Analysis l
Theatre History and Text Analysis ll
Faith and the Contemporary Artist l
Faith and the Contemporary Artist ll

Acting lll
Acting lV
Voice lll
Voice lV
Movement lll
Movement lV
Performance Practice A
Performance Practice B
Performance Practice C
Theatrical Style
Faith and the Contemporary Artist lll
Faith and the Contemporary Artist lV

WDR02 Associate Degree of Dramatic Art
2 Years full time or up to 4 years part time.
No ATAR required
School of Drama



Potential Students

The course is particularly suited to:

  • Those looking for a acting career and the degree to take you there
  • Students who want an exposure to a variety of pathways e.g. Acting, Production & Theatre Practice

Career Outcomes

Graduates can expect to pursue careers as an:

  • Actor
  • Director
  • Stage Manager
  • Production Manager
  • Technical Director
  • Writer
  • Drama Teacher
  • Drama Minister
  • Festival Director
  • Drama Therapist
  • Voice-over Artist
  • TV Production Assistant

Delivery Mode

On camps


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