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Study Performing Arts in Australia

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What Is Performing Arts?

Performing Arts is a form of art in which artists use their voices and bodies to portray their artistic expression in front of an audience. The different types of performing arts include music, dance, theatre, musical theatre and opera.

If you desire to perform on stage, receive standing ovation from the audiences and fulfill your dream to express your artistic sides, then you are at the perfect place as we have a few universities recommendations where you can develop and grow your skills.

FUN FACT: If you study music in Australia and have the musician skills, you may gain extra points and it can boost up your opportunity to migrate to Australia.

List of prospective jobs when you study performing arts in Australia:

  1. Musician
  2. Theater Director
  3. Arts Administrator
  4. Broadcasting Presenter
  5. Performing Arts Teacher
  6. Screenwriter
  7. Theater Stage Manager
  8. Comedian
  9. Dancer    
  10. Choreographer

Hugh Jackman

Luke Hemsworth

Mel Gibson

Which are the top universities in Australia to study Performing Arts?

  • Federation University
  • University of Tasmania (UTAS)
  • Deakin University
  • Griffith University
  • Edith Cowan University 
  • La Trobe University
  • National Institute of Dramatic Art

Federation University

Ranked number 1 for student support and overall employment, this university is renowned as one of Australia’s leading destinations for performing arts studies. It also features flexible performance spaces and 150-seat theatre at their historic Camp Street campus.

Program

Fees

Intakes

Bachelor of Performing Arts

AUD$ 27,300

February

University of Tasmania (UTAS)

UTAS is located on a beautiful island called Tasmania. Performing arts students will participate in a popular festivals like The Unconformity, Ten Days on The Island or the Junction Arts Festival 

Program

Fees

Intakes

Bachelor of Arts 

AUD$ 31, 950

February & July

Bachelor of Music

AUD$ 32,950

February & July

Deakin University

Deakin enables students to tailor their own distinct program of study. This is because of their commitment to both discipline and cross-disciplinary education,hence students have the opportunity to arrange their study.

Program

Fees

Intakes

Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dance)

AUD$ 32,200

March

Bachelor of Creative Arts (Drama)

AUD$ 32,200

March

Griffith University

Griffith is the only university in Queensland that ranked in the top 50 performing arts universities in the world. Students that enrol into music will have the opportunity to learn from award-winning music educator such as Dr Brydie-Leigh Bartleet (Australian University Teacher of the Year) 

Program

Fees

Intakes

Bachelor of Music

AUD$ 31,500

February

Bachelor of Musical Theatre

AUD$ 31,000

February

Bachelor of Acting

AUD$ 31,000

February

Edith Cowan University

This university is recognised nationally and internationally for the quality of its graduates, such as Hugh Jackman. The training for performing arts courses in Edith Cowan encompasses both on-stage and behind the scenes skills development, this will ensure students are fully equipped with theories and skills.

Program

Fees

Intakes

Bachelor of Arts (Acting)

AUD$ 31,950

February

Bachelor of Arts (Arts Management)

AUD$ 31,300

February

Bachelor of Arts (Dance)

AUD$ 31,900

February

Bachelor of Arts (Music Theatre)

AUD$ 31,900

February

Bachelor of Music

AUD$ 31,950

February

Bachelor of Performing Arts

AUD$ 31,450

February

La Trobe University

Student Union in this university has their own platform which is Student Theatre & Film to showcase their talents. Students have the opportunity to perform and compose for stage and screen.

Program

Fees

Intakes

Bachelor of Creative Arts (Theatre)

AUD$ 32,800

March

National Institute of Dramatic Art

Ranked number 10 best drama schools by The Hollywood Reporter. Also attended by  Luke Hemsworth and Mel Gibson, this prestigious school is one of the best places to pursue your performing arts study.

Program

Fees

Intakes

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting)

AUD$ 31,080

September

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Technical Theatre & Stage Management)

AUD$ 31,080

September

Apart from the normal entry requirements that need to be met, students need to go for an interview, audition or send portfolio or CDs to their university of their choice. But do not worry, we are here to help to pursue your dream. 

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Stephanie Calamba
Part time ACCA student, part time content writer but full time child of God

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