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Bachelor of Theatre

Bachelor of Theatre (BTHT)

Study mode
  • On-campus
  • External
  • Online
  • Toowoomba
  • 3 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
  • Feb
Note: The Acting major is offered via an External mode of study as it includes on-campus residential school courses. Only the Theatre Making major can be completed fully via online study.


  • If you want a career in professional theatre practice, this Bachelor of Theatre at UniSQ offers authentic learning about theatre-making and acting.
  • Increase your competitive edge by exploring how to create and use live and digital performance and advance analytical strategies to develop new dramatic works.
  • Become an agent and advocate across a diverse range of theatrical sectors such as entertainment, community-arts, education, health and the environment.
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Begin your study journey today with the university rated 5/5 stars for graduates starting salaries* and start the degree that’s right for you.

*Good Universities Guide 2024

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What will I learn in a Bachelor of Theatre degree?

What you will learn during your Bachelor of Theatre degree will vary depending on the major you choose. All UniSQ theatre students will explore how to create and use live and digital performance and advance analytical techniques to enhance and develop new works. Gain an in-depth understanding of core skills including:

  • persuasive communication
  • creative and critical thinking
  • cultural responsibility and creative communities
  • making and managing your arts career.

The Bachelor of Theatre major that’s right for you will vary depending on your interests and goals. At UniSQ we have two different majors to choose from.

Acting - Learn how to become a flexible, collaborative, innovative and entrepreneurial actor, preparing you for a variety of career paths. You’ll benefit from on-campus residential school courses to help hone your craft with other UniSQ acting students.

Theatre Making - Discover how to make new dramatic works for entertainment, community arts, education, health and environmental agencies.

Continue to enhance your theatre skills and knowledge and use your Bachelor of Theatre as a stepping-stone to further studies, such as our Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours).

How long does a Bachelor of Theatre take?
The duration of a Bachelor of Theatre may vary depending on the education provider you choose to study with.  At UniSQ, an undergraduate Visual and Performing Arts degree, such as the Bachelor of Theatre usually takes 3 years of full-time study. Some students choose to study part-time which increases the time it takes to complete the required courses. 
Are flexible study options available?

Balance your life, work and family commitments by studying our Bachelor of Theatre where and when it suits you. You can choose to immerse yourself in on-campus study or learn your subject theory online and attend campus when necessary - the choice is yours. 

  • We have over 40 years’ experience delivering flexible university courses.
  • Over 75% of UniSQ students choose to study online.
  • Access your course study materials online, including, weekly modules, readings, assessment information, podcasts and audio files.

Discover more about the different ways to study at UniSQ.

Is there an entry pathway if I don’t meet the entry requirements?

University pathway programs provide students with an entry point to their chosen uni degree without an ATAR score. At UniSQ our pathways accommodate different students’ needs, whether you haven’t study for some time, have completed a TAFE or VET qualification, have not completed high school or your goals have change.

We understand everyone has a different path to uni.  That’s why we offer a variety of pathways to study our Bachelor of Theatre.

Would you like to talk through your study options? Get in touch and we can provide you with the personalised support and advice you need.

What can you do with a Bachelor of Theatre?

A Bachelor of Theatre qualification from UniSQ can open up many opportunities for employment in a variety of roles and settings including:

  • mainstream theatre
  • musical theatre
  • art therapy
  • film and television
  • education
  • radio
  • acting
  • international arts
  • community art
  • directing
  • tour operator
  • videographer
  • writer.

Gain valuable transferable skills that can be applied to many different careers and sectors. Skillsets you will enhance during your Bachelor of Theatre studies include:

  • collaboration
  • problem-solving
  • creative thinking
  • project planning. 
Why study Theatre at UniSQ?

Get a strong start to your career in theatre with UniSQ’s Bachelor of Theatre

  • Gain strong connections with community and industry by collaborating with and learning from your fellow theatre students and teaching staff.
  • Work with top talent – by studying a Bachelor of Theatre at UniSQ you will train with our experienced and passionate theatre staff who come from a variety of theatrical and musical backgrounds.
  • UniSQ has been named in the top 350 universities worldwide by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2023.
  • We are #1 in QLD for social equity and first generation students*
  • UniSQ is rated 5/5 stars for student support and graduates starting salaries* 

    * Good Universities Guide, 2023