Excel in Drama

Excelsia College is the only Australian institution
to offer the prestigious Bachelor of Dramatic Art

School of Drama

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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Our Drama Courses

Why choose to study
our Drama Degrees

  • OZ to L.A

    Successful students 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 most Oz to LA program costs for eligible students in the Bachelor of Dramatic Art.
  • 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.

What you need
to know
in a nutshell

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The holistic approach to theatre training is a distinguished feature of the Drama School at Excelsia College. We seek to integrate higher education with professional development and spiritual formation in a supportive and caring environment.
With award-winning lecturers who are leaders in their field, you will develop your craft and be encouraged to reach your potential under the guidance of seasoned Industry professionals and invited speakers.
Our alumni boast a strong profile, including a majority of performance graduates gaining representation within six months of finishing, and many securing professional work as actors, teachers, directors, producers and stage managers.  Graduates are also managing their own film and theatre companies.

Application for admission into the Bachelor 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 information here.
  • 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 DVD or other media.
Fees & Scholarships
Each year scholarships are awarded to outstanding candidates. Scholarships cover the cost of part or all tuition fees and can be applied for at the start of every year.

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