2017 Undergraduate Courses
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Bachelor of Performance (Dean's Scholar) | 2017

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Testamur Title of Degree:

Bachelor of Performance (Dean's Scholar)



UOW Course Code:




Total Credit Points:



3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Home Faculty:

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts

Intake Session(s):


Delivery Mode:


Delivery Campus / UAC Code:

Wollongong / 754810

Additional Information:

Course Finder


The Bachelor of Performance is an intensive, specialist course that develops students as self-reliant, highly-skilled performing artists through a strong, practice-based program. The Dean’s Scholar Program is designed for high achieving students to complete the Bachelor of Performance degree. Dean's Scholar students benefit from:

  • A textbook/materials allowance;
  • Access to an academic mentor;
  • Access to postgraduate events, seminars and workshops, where appropriate;
  • Extended internet quota;
  • Extended library access;
  • Opportunity for internships and/or self-directed study/special projects.

To qualify for the award of Dean’s Scholar, students must complete the course requirements specified for the Bachelor of Performance. Dean's Scholars must also maintain an average of 75% in each year of study to remain in the program. If the student's average falls below 75%, the student will be transferred into the Bachelor of Performance degree.

Entry Requirements

Academic requirements and English requirements are available from the Course Finder.

Course Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from the Bachelor of Performance (Dean's Scholar) will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate skills and professional practices required of an actor or performer;
  2. Integrate and apply practical skills and theoretical knowledge to contemporary performance;
  3. Appraise and reflect critically on contemporary performance and its social, historical and political context;
  4. Develop and apply techniques, strategies and processes of contemporary theatre-making;
  5. Communicate practical and conceptual ideas effectively and appropriately to a range of audiences and communities;
  6. Formulate, propose and produce new work;
  7. Independently plan and execute a research or professional based project that demonstrates a scholarly approach to creative practice;
  8. Evaluate social and ethical principles relevant to creative arts practice and its role in the wider community.

Course Structure

Students are required to complete 144 credit points as follows:

Subject CodeSubject NameCredit PointsSession(s)
CACS101Contemporary Creative Practice6Autumn
CAPF101Performance Skills 1: Acting, Movement, Singing, Voice6Autumn
CAPF111Stagecraft 16Autumn
CACS102Critical Frameworks in Creative Practice6Spring
CAPF102Performance Skills 2: Acting, Movement, Singing, Voice6Spring
CAPF112Stagecraft 26Spring
LHA 102Dean's Scholars Seminar6Autumn
Plus 6 credit points of electives 
CAPF201Performance Skills 3: Acting, Movement, Singing, Voice6Autumn
CAPF211Performance Production 16Autumn
CAPF215Scene-work 1: Engaging with Text6Autumn
CAPF231Contemporary Theatre and Text6Autumn
CAPF202Performance Skills 4: Acting, Movement, Singing, Voice6Spring
CAPF212Performance Production 26Spring
CAPF216Scene-work 2: Form and Genre6Spring
CAPF232Contemporary Australian Theatre and its Context6Spring
CAPF301Performance Skills 5: Acting, Movement, Singing, Voice6Autumn
CAPF311Performance Production 36Autumn
CAPF315Scene-work 36Autumn
CAPF316Scene-work 46Spring
CAPF390Major Performance Production12Spring
CACS332Dean's Scholars Contemporary Theory and Research Practice6Autumn
Plus either:
CAPF331Theory and Practice of Theatre in the 20th and 21st Century6Autumn
CAPF333Political Dramaturgy6Spring

The course requirements for the Bachelor of Performance (Dean’s Scholar) degree are the same as the Bachelor of Performance:

  • No more than 60 credit points at 100 level can be counted towards the Bachelor of Performance degree.
  • Students must achieve a clear pass in the core 300 level subjects to be eligible to graduate with a Bachelor of Performance

Dean’s Scholar students have an additional criterion and must maintain an average of 75% in each year of study to remain in the program.

Credit Arrangements

Credit and articulation arrangements are available from the Course Finder. Refer to UOW's credit arrangements for information on how to apply for credit.

Other Information

The Faculty may impose quotas on subjects to ensure optimal class sizes.

Further information is available at:
UOW Course Finder
Email: lha-enquiries@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 7 February, 2017