Bachelor of Acting and Performance

University of Canberra

The Bachelor of Acting and Performance is a conservatory-style training program that provides students with the skills and experience to engage professionally in the Performing Arts, as a stage and film actor, performing artist and performance maker. Students will learn the craft of acting and performing through extensive performance skills training in acting, voice, and body. Supporting studies include screen & TV, music, singing, theatre history & theory, critical analysis, dramaturgy, writing for performance, performance-making, technical theatre, and professional practice. Students will engage in four major performance projects over the course of their studies. These public productions provide students with the opportunity to integrate their skills into the preparation and performance of a diverse body of work. In addition to preparing students for a career as working actors, the program equally encourages and supports students to pursue their own independent performance practice, and provides them with the motivation and practical skills to initiate this process. Led by a team of leading performing arts practitioners who are currently engaged in the broader Australian and international performing arts industry, the program is very much inspired by and connected with real life. This level of drive, commitment and activity amongst the teaching staff fosters the same level of excitement and productivity amongst the student body. The program engages students in a thriving hub of creative practice and study.

At a glance

Type of Institution: University
Level: Undergraduate
Campus/Location: TAFE QLD Brisbane - South Bank
Institution CRICOS: 00212K


  • Subjects include: Performance Skills
  • Critical Performance
  • Musical Skills
  • Screen and TV Studies
  • Theatre History & Theory
  • Creative Career
  • Creative Life
  • Creative Project
  • Introduction to Project Management
  • Marketing and Innovation
  • Performance Making
  • Production Theatre Skills.

At UC, our degrees focus on developing skills for the real world. UC’s strong emphasis on work-integrated learning provides the practical experience that our students need to be job-ready. With UC located in the national capital of Australia, students also gain access to valuable internships, practical projects and industry networking contacts that will enhance their employability and enable them to gain a competitive edge when they enter the workforce after graduation. As a result, UC graduates have a 90 per cent employment rate and higher starting salaries than the average graduate across Australia (QILT 2017). 

World Ranked

  • Top two per cent of universities in the world (2018 QS World University Rankings)
  • Top 100 young universities worldwide (2017 Times Higher Education Young University Rankings and 2016/17 QS Young University Rankings)
  • Top 100 universities in Asia-Pacific region (2017 Times Higher Education Asia-Pacific University Rankings)
  • Ranked ‘Well above world-standard’ in the fields of ecological applications, environmental science and management research. Ranked ‘above world-standard’ in the fields of genetics, human movement and sport science, nursing and public health and health services research (2015 Excellence in Research Australia)

Our campus

  • Single campus located 10 minutes from the city and within walking distance from cafés, restaurants, a cinema, a shopping centre and beautiful lake.
  • UC has an on-campus medical centre, pharmacy, student-led health clinics, fitness centre and gym, food outlets and cafés, bank, bookshop, post office, childcare facilities and preschool.
  • UC has a full range of facilities including a library, a 24/7 computer lab and wireless access.
  • UC has a diverse community of over 17,500 students, including more than 4500 international students from over 107 countries.
  • UC has guaranteed on-campus accommodation for all international students.
  • UC public hospital will open on campus in 2018.

UC Locations

International students have the option to study some of UC degrees in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and across Queensland.

Multi-Billion Dollar Campus Development

By 2030, UC campus will be transformed into a series of precincts, focusing on growing national and international partnerships, and transformational research and learning. Developments include an aged care facility, a cancer care centre and an innovation park. These facilities are being integrated into teaching and research, providing exciting new opportunities for the university and surrounding community. The campus development will also provide students with more work-integrated learning opportunities, such as internships and industry projects, than ever before.


We offer over 300 undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees across a number of study areas including built environment and design, communication and media, education, government and policy, health, information technology, and many more. 

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At University of Canberra, each and every one of our students is important to us. That’s why we have a range of resources and facilities available to all students should they need some help. These include International Student Support Service, multi-faith centre, medical, counselling centre and research students’ office, among many others.

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