- Course Information
- Admission Requirements
- Financial Information
- Audition Dates
- Student Profile
- Course Units
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!
- NSW high School Certificate or its interstate or overseas equivalent, or
- Attainment of tertiary qualification, or satisfactory completion of at least one year’s full-time load in a tertiary course.
Artistic and Academic Skill Assessment
Applicants are expected to have some drama performance experience in school, church, community theatre or extras work. Acceptance is by interview and audition. The interview gives applicants opportunity to discuss past performance and/or production experience. The audition determines current and potential acting ability. Assessment criteria for auditions are as follows:
- Evidence of prior training and/or experience in one or more forms of dramatic expression.
- Demonstrated ability or recognisable potential to communicate by voice, movement and empathic identification with another.
- Evidence of self-motivation, artistic creativity, self-discipline and an enquiring mind.
- Demonstration of willingness to be trained and disciplined as a theatre artist.
In addition to meeting the educational, artistic and academic prerequisites above, international applicants who have not completed an educational qualification in English have to provide proof of proficiency in English through internationally recognised tests such as IELTS or TOEFL, or through satisfactory completion of an approved course at one of the College’s partner language colleges.
6 with no band less than 5.5
TOEFL iBT (Internet-based)
60* with no score less than 46
|PTE Academic||58 with no score less than 43|
For other other ways of demonstrating English Language Proficiency visit the English Language Proficiency Requirements page.
Overseas students applying for admission to Excelsia College courses must have reached the age of 18 years by the commencement of their studies. Excelsia College will not admit overseas students who have not yet reached 18 years of age.
Visit the International Student page
Mature Age Applicants
For mature age (21 years and over) entry requirements please visit the Mature Age Students information page
Semester One 2017
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