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Bachelor of Performance | 2018
Testamur Title of Degree:
Bachelor of Performance
UOW Course Code:
Total Credit Points:
3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
Delivery Campus / UAC Code:
Wollongong / 754800
The performing arts offers a wide variety of roles and occupations from acting, singing and directing to production, lighting, sound, stage management and set design. The performing arts form part of the creative industries sector; a $32 billion dollar industry that is one of the fastest growing in the world.
The Bachelor of Performance at UOW is a specialist course that will develop you as a self-reliant, highly skilled performing artist through a practice-based program. You will learn to apply practical skills and theoretical knowledge to contemporary performance as well as learn the techniques, strategies and processes of modern theatre-making.
Subjects will cover traditional interpretive actor training, developing your skills in acting, voice, singing and movement, and also focus on devised works for theatre and contemporary performance. You will study theatre-making with an emphasis on collaboration and ensemble practice. Subjects also cover the history and theory of theatre and professional practice.
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:
|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||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.|
To qualify for award of the degree, the Bachelor of Performance, a candidate must successfully complete at least 144 credit points, comprised of:
|Subject Code||Subject Name||Credit Points|
|CACS101||Contemporary Creative Practice||6|
|CACS102||Critical Frameworks in Creative Practice||6|
|CAPF101||Performance Skills 1: Acting, Movement, Singing, Voice||6|
|CAPF102||Performance Skills 2: Acting, Movement, Singing, Voice||6|
|Plus 12 credit points of electives|
|CAPF201||Performance Skills 3: Acting, Movement, Singing, Voice||6|
|CAPF202||Performance Skills 4: Acting, Movement, Singing, Voice||6|
|CAPF211||Performance Production 1||6|
|CAPF212||Performance Production 2||6|
|CAPF215||Scene-work 1: Engaging with Text||6|
|CAPF216||Scene-work 2: Form and Genre||6|
|CAPF231||Contemporary Theatre and Text||6|
|CAPF232||Contemporary Australian Theatre and its Context||6|
|CAPF301||Performance Skills 5: Acting, Movement, Singing, Voice||6|
|CAPF311||Performance Production 3||6|
|CAPF390||Major Performance Production||12|
|CAPF331||Theory and Practice of Theatre in the 20th and 21st Century||6|
|CAPF333||Theatre, Politics and Spectatorship||6|
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 Bachelor of Performance 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.
Further information is available via email: firstname.lastname@example.org