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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.

Applications for 2020

On-time applications to study at the Queensland Conservatorium in 2020 have now closed. However late applications will be accepted.

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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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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It is important to check the degree requirements including placement requirements, before you apply.

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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.

Applications by audition process.

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Monday 24 February — Monday 24 February

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Includes study and exam period from Thursday 28 May to Friday 6 June.

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Wednesday 29 April — Thursday 30 April

Parent and Student Information Webinars

We understand that high school students and their families have many questions about the transition to tertiary study. Register for one of our online webinars and get the right advice from our expert study advisers to support your child's journey to university.

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Monday 11 May — Thursday 14 May

Mature Student Open Evenings

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Wednesday 13 May — Thursday 14 May

Gold Coast Careers Festival - CANCELLED

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Monday 22 June — Wednesday 24 June

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Monday 29 June — Saturday 10 October

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Includes study and exam period from Thursday 1 October to Saturday 10 October.

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Saturday 18 July — Sunday 19 July

Tertiary Studies Expo (TSXPO)

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Tuesday 21 July — Tuesday 21 July

Sunshine Coast Daily Careers Expo

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Monday 3 August — Monday 3 August

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Sunday 9 August — Sunday 9 August

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On Open Day, you’ll find general information about all our degrees at each campus, as well as essential information about student support services, admissions, scholarships and postgraduate studies. It’s a great time to get to know our campuses, experience life at Griffith, explore your study options and find the information you need to make a decision about your future.

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Thursday 27 August — Thursday 27 August

Cairns Youth and Careers Expo

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Monday 14 September — Thursday 17 September

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Friday 9 October — Saturday 10 October

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Monday 19 October — Friday 23 October

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