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Prepare yourself to forge a life-long career across stage and screen

Griffith University's Bachelor of Acting, offered by Queensland Conservatorium's Performing Arts Department, focuses on developing both the individual and the actor.

Under the direction of internationally renowned teachers and performers, you will undertake intensive training in acting, voice and speech, singing, movement and dance.

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Study acting at Griffith

The Bachelor of Acting will unlock your imagination, encourage curiosity and build resilience. This degree is only offered to a small number of high quality performers and is designed around four key pillars: core craft; context; repertoire; and industry engagement.

You'll draw inspiration from the most highly regarded actor training models around the world, and share some subjects with students in the acclaimed Bachelor of Musical Theatre. Under the direction of renowned teachers and performers, you will undertake intensive training in acting, voice and speech, singing, movement and dance. You will be exposed to a range of genres and undertake ensemble work, collaborative laboratories, industry-led workshops and public performances.

You may also be interested in the drama major in the Bachelor of Arts.

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Drama training is essential for the development and encouragement of young performers, and this course supplies the skills and knowledge to build and sustain a successful career. The University offers the chance to work with dedicated and experienced tutors and in superb facilities. This is a wonderful opportunity for those determined to follow their dream.

Dame Judi Dench

CH, DBE, FRSA

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An actor needs discipline, dedication and determination to succeed in a competitive industry. We all continue to learn throughout our working lives but I applaud Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University for creating a new course designed to give emerging talent a sound grounding to start their career.

Joanna Lumley

OBE, FRGS

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Courtney Monsma

Bachelor of Musical Theatre

Since graduating from the Bachelor of Musical Theatre in 2017, Courtney Monsma has been cast in a host of high-profile shows, including Mamma Mia, Aladdin and Six at the Sydney Opera House.

In 2020 Courtney was cast in the lead role of Frozen: The Musical.

“This is a dream come true and I am so grateful for this opportunity. I’m so grateful to everyone for the support and guidance that has led me to this point and excited for the journey ahead.”

Courtney Monsma

Scholarships

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Career outcomes

It is expected that this program will interface with Griffith Film School, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Queensland Theatre, Brisbane Powerhouse and other local and national performing arts companies. Discussions are also underway with interstate and overseas academies and international providers. You will emerge highly skilled in acting and performance and ready for a career on stage or on screen, including (but not limited to) theatre, television and film.

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Life at Griffith

You can gain more than just a degree at Griffith. With plenty of opportunities to balance life and study, you can make memories and mates to last a lifetime.

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Monday 8 March — Saturday 19 June

Trimester 1

Our first teaching trimester starts on Monday 8 March 2021 . Trimester 1 examinations run from Thursday 10 to Saturday 19 June.

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Thursday 6 May — Saturday 8 May

Gold Coast Careers and Employment Festival

Tuesday 18 May — Tuesday 18 May

Mature Student Open Evening - Online

Wednesday 19 May — Wednesday 19 May

Mature Student Open Evening - Nathan Campus

Thursday 20 May — Thursday 20 May

Mature Student Open Evening - Gold Coast Campus

Friday 21 May — Saturday 22 May

Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo

Saturday 17 July — Sunday 18 July

TSXPO

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Monday 19 July — Saturday 30 October

Trimester 2

Our second teaching trimester starts on Monday 19 July. Trimester 2 examinations run from Saturday 21 to Saturday 30 October.

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Tuesday 20 July — Tuesday 20 July

Sunshine Coast Careers and Employment Expo

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Friday 23 July — Sunday 25 July

Melbourne Careers and Employment Expo

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Sunday 8 August — Sunday 8 August

Open Day

Gold Coast, Nathan and South Bank campuses

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Monday 13 September — Monday 13 September

Mature Student Open Evening - Online

Wednesday 15 September — Wednesday 15 September

Mature Student Open Evening - Nathan Campus

Thursday 16 September — Thursday 16 September

Mature Student Open Evening - Gold Coast Campus

Friday 17 December — Thursday 23 December

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