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

Are you a natural-born performer? Is it time you were cast in a leading role?

Griffith University’s new 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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Don't keep your future on hold.

Study acting at Griffith

This program is offered to a select number of high quality performers and is designed around four key pillars: core craft; context; repertoire; and industry engagement.

You will be exposed to a range of genres and undertake ensemble work, collaborative laboratories, industry-led workshops and public performances.

The Bachelor of Acting will unlock your imagination, encourage curiosity and build resilience. This exciting new degree is positioned alongside the internationally acclaimed Bachelor of Musical Theatre. The program draws inspiration from the most highly regarded actor training models around the world.

International endorsements

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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I am thrilled to whole-heartedly endorse and support the Queensland Conservatorium’s initiative to expand their successful Musical Theatre training course to now include a Bachelor of Acting. The demand, both regionally and nationally, warrants this development. I applaud the far-sighted vision of this crucial and inspirational manoeuvre and wish everyone involved the most deserved success.

Geoffrey Rush

AC, Australian of the year 2012 (For eminent service to the Arts and Community 2012)

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Jackson McGovern

Bachelor of Musical Theatre

Graduating with a Bachelor of Musical Theatre in 2014, Jackson spent the next two years touring Queensland as a lead Shakespearean actor for the Grin & Tonic Theatre Troupe, also working with a number of other companies including Queensland Theatre. Jackson credits his time at the Con for so much of his aesthetic as an actor. ‘There is still so much I have to learn, but my training at the Con has held me in good stead for every project I’ve been involved with since.’

Jackson McGovern

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Scholarships

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Career outcomes

This program will interface with Griffith Film School and leading theatre companies across Australia.

As a graduate, 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 27 February — Saturday 17 June

Trimester 1 (International)

From 2017, we’ll be teaching across three trimesters, rather than two semesters, with our first trimester starting on Monday 27 February.

Monday 27 February — Friday 26 May

Trimester 1

From 2017, we’ll be teaching across three trimesters, rather than two semesters, with our first trimester kicking off on Monday 27 February.

Tuesday 16 May — Wednesday 26 April

Discover Griffith – Nathan campus

Join us at our Nathan campus for a fun and informative day with family and friends. You’ll have the opportunity to tour our campus with a student ambassador, hear from program staff about your preferred degree and chat with our recruitment team about entry requirements and pathways to Griffith.

Monday 22 May — Friday 26 May

Q&A Sessions

Book a 30 minute, personalised appointment with a member of our student recruitment team, to help find the right degree for you and get personalised advice about your study options. You can also find out about scholarships and discover pathways to university.

Monday 3 July — Saturday 14 October

Trimester 2 (International)

Our second trimester runs from Monday 3 July to Saturday 14 October 2017.

Monday 3 July — Friday 22 September

Trimester 2

Our second teaching trimester for 2017 runs from Monday 3 July to Friday 22 September.

Tuesday 4 July — Wednesday 5 July

Twilight Tours - Gold Coast & Nathan

Tour our Gold Coast or Nathan campus with a current Griffith student. Get a feel for what studying at Griffith is like, see our facilities, and learn the best spots on campus for study, great food and fun activities. You’ll also have the chance to chat to a current student about your preferred degree and their Griffith experience. Find out more.

Sunday 23 July — Wednesday 26 April

Open Day

Visit our Gold Coast, Nathan and South Bank campuses at Open Day to find out about student life and discover what's possible at Griffith.