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In the Drama major, you’ll study theatre history, acting, directing and performance leadership, culminating in a fully realised original performance. The major is designed to prepare you to work as a performance maker or educator in the vibrant live performance industry.

Depending on your choice of electives, you can work with a professional director, explore physical theatre, develop your scriptwriting, or undertake an industry placement to build practical skills and valuable industry networks.

This major also builds skills in communication, creative problem solving, critical analysis, teamwork, time management and leadership.

Career opportunities

Director, actor, playwright, producer, educator, performer, community arts worker.

Major (8)

For a major in Drama, students must successfully complete 8 courses:

CourseSemester of offerRequisites
DRA100 Acting 1: The actor's craft
  • Semester 1
 
DRA102 Exploring Twentieth Century Theatre
  • Semester 2
Anti: DRA302
DRA202 Directing Performance: Contemporary Perspectives
  • Semester 2
Pre: DRA101 or DRA102 or DRA302
DRA206 Acting 2: Contemporary Shakespeare
  • Semester 1
Pre: DRA100 and (DRA101 or DRA102 or DRA302)
Anti: DRA200
DRA301 Devising Performance
  • Semester 2
Pre: DRA202 or DRA201
EGL205 Imagined Homelands: An Exploration of Australian Literature
  • Semester 2
Pre: EGL120 or SCS130 or a Drama Major or Minor

PLUS select 2 courses from:

CourseSemester of offerRequisites
CMN200 Introduction to Screenwriting: The Art of Visual Storytelling
  • Semester 1
Pre: DRA101 or DRA102 or CMN104 or CMN105
DRA203 Physical Theatre
  • Semester 1
Pre: DRA100
DRA204 Theatre Production
  • Session 1
Pre: DRA100 and (DRA101 or DRA102)
DRA305 Theatre Internship**
  • Semester 1
  • Semester 2
  • Session 8
Pre: Drama Major and completed 16 courses and permission required for enrolment - please contact the Course Coordinator

**Note: Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Arts completing the major in Drama are required to complete DRA305 Theatre Internship

Minor (4)

For a minor in Drama, students must successfully complete 4 courses:

CourseSemester of offerRequisites
DRA100 Acting 1: The actor's craft
  • Semester 1
 
DRA102 Exploring Twentieth Century Theatre
  • Semester 2
Anti: DRA302
DRA202 Directing Performance: Contemporary Perspectives
  • Semester 2
Pre: DRA101 or DRA102 or DRA302

PLUS select 1 course from:

CourseSemester of offerRequisites
DRA206 Acting 2: Contemporary Shakespeare***
  • Semester 1
Pre: DRA100 and (DRA101 or DRA102 or DRA302)
Anti: DRA200
EGL205 Imagined Homelands: An Exploration of Australian Literature
  • Semester 2
Pre: EGL120 or SCS130 or a Drama Major or Minor

***Note: Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Arts completing the major in English must select DRA206 Acting 2: Contemporary Shakespeare

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