Edith Cowan University (RTO 4756)
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3 years full-time
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Create, produce and present original contemporary art with the skills and experience built in this Bachelor of Performing Arts course from Edith Cowan University.
A foundation contemporary performing arts course combining technical and theoretic knowledge, this broad-focused course will equip you with broad skills in researching, creating, producing and presenting original performance art. With a wider perspective than a singular dance, theatre, design or music course, this holistic qualification focuses on all aspects of performance in context.
Your final year of study will allow you to choose a specialisation, giving you the opportunity to develop advanced skills in a particular field ahead of an exciting creative career.
In addition to providing practical opportunities for performance and the opportunity to enhance your artistic practice, this course will challenge you to think critically and creatively, and will help you build sound skills in communication, problem-solving and teamwork.
If you're a creative soul with a need to express yourself, this qualification is your first step towards a rewarding and versatile career in performing arts.
To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
All applicants are required to attend an audition. This is inclusive of an interview component. Applicants will be assessed on their ability to meet the technical requirements of the course and their suitability for the industry.
In this arts course, the subjects you may study include:
Performance-making major subjects:
Practice transition major subjects:
Students feel happy, well supported and well educated when they study with ECU, in fact, in the 2018 QILT survey, Edith Cowan University received the highest student experience rating of all Australian public universities.
When you study with ECU, you’ll have access to expert course advice, counselling, diversity and disability services, transnational and national program support, student success programs, careers and employability services... just to name a few.
This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:
Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Bachelor of Performing Arts course from Edith Cowan University.
This qualification will enable you to seek employment in the versatile and exciting world of performing arts. You may choose to practise as an actor, musician, playwright, dramaturg, director, lighting designer, sound designer or designer, or work in another role within the arts sector including arts management or marketing.
This qualification will equip you with the communication, critical thinking, problem-solving and leadership skills required to thrive in a diverse range of roles and situations upon completion of your study.
Wondering where a career in arts and humanities could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:
Australian students may be eligible for deferred fees on a HECS-HELP loan for this course. Enquire now to find out more about ECU's course fees.
This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $55,874 (2017-18 income year).
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