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Bachelor of Creative Arts and Community Wellbeing (Theatre)

Bachelor of Creative Arts and Community Wellbeing (Theatre) (BCAW)
CRICOS: 103176H

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • Online
  • On-campus
Campus
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 3 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start
  • Feb, Jul

Overview

  • Shape your career with your creative talents to activate positive change and generate wellbeing in diverse communities with UniSQ’s Bachelor of Creative Arts and Community Wellbeing (Theatre).
  • You will combine foundation studies in human services with courses in, for example, educational theatre, community theatre, and acting for the digital medium to expand your creativity, facilitation and leadership skills, and understanding of the needs of community care and development.
  • Become industry-ready by undertaking a project placement in a community organisation during your final year of study.
  • UniSQ welcomes applications in the form of an interview and audition for students without an ATAR. Read more below under 'degree structure'.

Further study

Upon successful completion of this degree, you can go on to study the Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours).

Thinking of studying in 2025? UniSQ will be delivering flexible new ways of teaching, with different calendar offerings, making the balance of study and life easier. Read more in our new academic calendar FAQs.

Career outcomes

  • Graduates will have the necessary skills to collaborate with health providers, local governments, and community organisations and undertake arts-led service initiatives.
  • Work in the creative industries and apply your talents and abilities in other areas like community services (youth, indigenous, aged, refugee, homeless, unemployed, disability etc.), hospitals/allied health, correctional services, local government, and charity organisations.

Entry requirements

To study this degree we assume you have sound knowledge in:

  • English (Units 3 & 4, C)

We assume that your knowledge is equivalent to a grade C or higher in Units 3 and 4 at Year 12 high school level. Find out more about assumed knowledge.

  • Attend an interview with selected creative arts discipline staff to confirm satisfactory capacity to participate in practical courses. 

Note: It is a requirement that Queensland-based students hold a current positive notice indicating that they are deemed suitable for working with children and young people whilst studying the Bachelor of Creative Arts and Community Wellbeing. Further information about the Blue Card or Exemption Card suitability process is available from the Blue Card Services

Interview information

Applicants will need to bring:

  • a head shot-style photo
  • a school exit statement, or evidence of previous education standard achieved
  • a portfolio of previous achievements relevant to the discipline major. Be prepared to discuss those achievements and experiences with the interview panel.
  • please bring a written statement (500 words) addressing your interests, goals and aspirations in studying the Bachelor of Creative Arts and Community Wellbeing, with some reflection on your previous performing arts/theatre experiences and training.

For registration and interview tips, please see our Auditions and interviews page. Please note that you will need to apply for your degree before registering to interview. Interviews will be held at UniSQ Toowoomba campus or via Zoom.

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this degree. If your country is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility. 

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 24 units.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 4
12-unit Theatre major 12
1 x second 8-unit major*
or 2 x 4-unit minors
or 1 x 4-unit minor plus 4 x elective courses
8
Total 24

*The second 8-unit major can be chosen from any approved 8-unit major in another discipline in the School of Creative Arts (e.g. Music, Visual Art, TV/Radio, Film Production etc.) or from a recommended major outside of the creative arts, such as Child and Family Studies, Health and Social Wellbeing, or Community Development and Indigenous Studies, providing all entry requirements are met.

Refer to the UniSQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Professional experience

As part of the degree, you will need to complete professional experience placements. These experiences provide you with opportunities to put theory into practice.

All students must be able to meet the physical and other professional requirements of professional practice within this degree.

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Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this degree:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 32640
On-campus

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 32640

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2024. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Professional experience costs

This degree includes a professional experience component that may involve travel, accommodation and meal expenses.

Scholarships

At UniSQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to UniSQ.

CRICOS: 103176H

Intakes

You can select to start your study in Semester 1 or 2.

Study period  Orientation  Study period start date Finish date
Semester 1, 2024  Monday 12 February  Monday 19 February  Friday 14 June
Semester 2, 2024 Monday 1 July Monday 8 July  Friday 1 November

From 2025, this degree will be offered in Trimester study periods. You can choose to start in Trimester 1, 2 or 3.

Study period  Orientation  Study period start date Finish date
Trimester 1, 2025  Monday 3 February  Monday 10 February  Friday 9 May
Trimester 2, 2025 Monday 19 May Monday 26 May  Friday 22 August
Trimester 3, 2025 Monday 1 September Monday 8 September Friday 5 December 

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