2018 Undergraduate Courses
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Bachelor of Performance (Dean's Scholar) | 2018

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

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Delivery Mode:


Delivery Campus / UAC Code:

Wollongong / 754810


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 Scholars Degrees

Dean's Scholar students benefit from:

  • A textbook/materials allowance;
  • 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 & Credit Arrangements

Information on academic and English language requirements, as well as eligibility for credit for prior learning, is available from the Course Finder.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this course will be able to demonstrate:

CLO Description
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

To qualify for the award of this degree, students must complete 144 credit points as follows:

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
First Year
CACS101 Contemporary Creative Practice 6
CAPF101 Performance Skills 1: Acting, Movement, Singing, Voice 6
CAPF111 Stagecraft 1 6
CACS102 Critical Frameworks in Creative Practice 6
CAPF102 Performance Skills 2: Acting, Movement, Singing, Voice 6
CAPF112 Stagecraft 2 6
LHA 102 Dean's Scholars Seminar 6
Plus 6 credit points of electives 
Second Year
CAPF201 Performance Skills 3: Acting, Movement, Singing, Voice 6
CAPF211 Performance Production 1 6
CAPF215 Scene-work 1: Engaging with Text 6
CAPF231 Contemporary Theatre and Text 6
CAPF202 Performance Skills 4: Acting, Movement, Singing, Voice 6
CAPF212 Performance Production 2 6
CAPF216 Scene-work 2: Form and Genre 6
CAPF232 Contemporary Australian Theatre and its Context 6
Third Year
CAPF301 Performance Skills 5: Acting, Movement, Singing, Voice 6
CAPF311 Performance Production 3 6
CAPF315 Scene-work 3 6
CAPF316 Scene-work 4 6
CAPF390 Major Performance Production 12
CACS332 Dean's Scholars Contemporary Theory and Research Practice 6
Plus either:
CAPF331 Theory and Practice of Theatre in the 20th and 21st Century 6
CAPF333 Political Dramaturgy 6

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


Click on subject codes in the above course structure for information on sessions of offer for each subject.

To find out specific information on timetables, tutorials, and classes, visit the Timetable page.

Work Integrated Learning

Undertaking a work integrated learning (WIL) experience during your university education is now a significant contributor to being competitive in securing employment in your field of choice when you graduate from UOW.

Bachelor of Performance students may apply via their Course Coordinator to enrol into the Creative Arts Internship subject, CACS302. The Faculty offers a limited number of industry placements each year. These offer students hands-on experience in cultural organisations that have agreed to partner with the Faculty on this initiative. Typically students will spend a minimum of 60 hours in an organisation, working on an agreed project from their major study area, with exposure to a fully operational professional environment. These hours can be undertaken on a daily basis or as a single block as negotiated with the host organisation. Students are selected for this opportunity on the basis of both strong academic achievement and through application and interview.

In their third year students will undertake a major project in their chosen discipline continuing to build student experience, expertise and maturity, working with a range of methodologies and processes in a context that simulates professional working conditions.

Third year students may choose to take an additional history/theory subject, particularly if they are interested in Honours or teaching, however, they also have the option of enrolling in CACS301, the Professional Practice subject. In this subject, students will map professional and career pathways in the context of both individual artistic practice and the creative and cultural industries. It will develop an understanding of arts infrastructure, including government agencies, the commercial and the not-for-profit sector. Fundamental professional avenues of support such as legal advisory services and funding structures will be introduced as well as individual portfolios and curriculum vitae, project and funding submission development and making presentations. Students will undertake an individual research assignment into an aspect of the arts that fits with their career ambitions. The subject will be delivered in partnership with key arts and cultural organisations.

Other Information

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

Further information is available via email: lha-enquiries@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 2 March, 2018