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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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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.

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Monday 13 July — Saturday 17 October

Trimester 2: Teaching and exams

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

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Tuesday 14 July — Thursday 1 October

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Saturday 18 July — Sunday 19 July

Tertiary Studies Expo (TSXPO) - CANCELLED

TSXPO is for anyone considering further study. Talk to our academic and professional staff about our degrees, flexible study options, admission pathways, how to apply, scholarships and support services. Entry is free.

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Tuesday 21 July — Tuesday 21 July

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Visit the Griffith University stand at the Sunshine Coast Daily Careers Expo to talk to our expert advisers about your study goals, life at Griffith, online study options and more.

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Monday 3 August — Monday 3 August

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Monday 14 September — Thursday 17 September

Mature Student Open Evenings

No matter whether you’re returning to university after a few years off, starting study for the first time or looking for a postgraduate degree to further your career, we can help you find the right study path.

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Monday 19 October — Friday 23 October

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