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The Bachelor of Dramatic Art is a specialist degree with a holistic approach to theatre training. We seek to integrate higher education with professional development and spiritual formation in a supportive and caring environment. It provides an extensive introduction to all the major aspects of theatre.
The course is offered with three strands of specialisation, allowing you to take classes unique to your chosen career path:
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:
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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