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CG72 - Bachelor of Theatre

Overview

Course Overview

The Bachelor of Theatre is designed to provide specialist training in music theatre, drama and technical theatre at the purpose-built theatre facilities on the CQUniversity Mackay Ooralea campus. You will be involved in a comprehensive conservatoire style learning environment with expectations of high standards of performance and scholarship. A rigorous performance schedule in various University, community and professional settings, with mentoring from industry professionals, is one of the strengths of this course. Within each specialisation, you will study units that will provide you with the essential learning to set you up for a career in the performing arts as a performer or part of a wider creative team. On successful completion of this course, you will also be able to progress to postgraduate studies in teaching in the performing arts, depending on your chosen specialisation.

Career Information

The Bachelor of Theatre (Specialisation) is designed for students seeking a profession in the entertainment industry as an actor, musical theatre performer or as part of the theatre production team. The course includes opportunities to gain the professional skills necessary for a performing arts industry career as a performer, director, designer, theatre technician or theatre manager. The degree also provides excellent pathways for careers in education, creative industries and arts administration.

Course Details
Duration 3 years full-time or 6 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 144
Number of Units Required CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in undergraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).
Expected Hours of Study One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.
Course Type Undergraduate Award
Qualification (post nominal) BTheatre
AQF Level Level 7: Bachelor Degree

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Where and when can I start?
Units offered internally at the below campuses may be delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching.
Units offered via MIX mode are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools, placements and/or work integrated learning. See Course Features tab for further information. Online units are delivered using online resources only.
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The following tables list the courses availabilities by location and term. Directing your pointer over your preferred location will provide further information if this course is not available for the full duration. Please be sure to also check individual unit availability by location and term prior to enrolling.

Domestic Availability

Term 1 - 2022

Mackay

Term 2 - 2021

Mackay

Term 1 - 2021

Mackay

Term 2 - 2020

Mackay

Term 1 - 2020

Mackay

Term 2 - 2019

Mackay
Online

Term 1 - 2019

Mackay
Online

Term 2 - 2018

Distance
Mackay

Term 1 - 2018

Distance
Mackay

Term 2 - 2017

Distance
Mackay

Term 1 - 2017

Distance
Mackay

Term 2 - 2016

Distance
Mackay

Term 1 - 2016

Distance
Mackay

Term 2 - 2015

Distance
Mackay

Term 1 - 2015

Distance
Mackay

Term 2 - 2014

Mackay

Term 1 - 2014

Mackay
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International Availability

Term 1 - 2022

Mackay

Term 2 - 2021

Mackay

Term 1 - 2021

Mackay

Term 2 - 2020

Mackay

Term 1 - 2020

Mackay

Term 2 - 2019

Mackay

Term 1 - 2019

Mackay

Term 2 - 2018

Mackay

Term 1 - 2018

Mackay

Term 2 - 2017

Mackay

Term 1 - 2017

Mackay

Term 2 - 2016

Mackay

Term 1 - 2016

Mackay

Term 2 - 2015

Mackay

Term 1 - 2015

Mackay

Term 2 - 2014

Mackay

Term 1 - 2014

Mackay
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What do I need to start?
Entry Scores
Entry scores are not available, please contact the Student Advice Team for more information.
Entry Requirements

Audition and interview. Please follow the audition requirements for this course as outlined on the CQUniversity website for this course.

Security Requirements

Nil.

Health Requirements

You will need to meet the inherent requirements for this course.


Assumed Knowledge

You are encouraged to study performing arts units during your senior school years. Private tuition in performing arts is also encouraged. These performing arts studies may include music, singing, drama, dance (ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary ballet) and technical theatre. However, it is not essential that you have formally studied all of these performing arts areas before auditioning for this course.

Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards CM06 - Associate Degree of Theatre CL01 - Diploma of Theatre
Exit Awards CM06 - Associate Degree of Theatre CL01 - Diploma of Theatre
Professional Accreditation Not applicable
Learned Society Accreditation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

THTR13107 - Students enrolled in this unit are involved in the production of a staged theatre performance on campus, in a range of theatrical styles. Students work with industry mentors and staff in a simulated theatre company environment. Technical and performance skills and knowledge are embedded in the learning and teaching elements of this unit. Students also have the option to be involved in a social innovation theatre project as part of the learning in this unit. The project is typically completed in an intensive teaching period, and students are expected to show increasing levels of technical, artistic and creative competence through this series of units.
THTR13106 - Students enrolled in this unit are involved in the production of a staged theatre performance on campus, in a range of theatrical styles. Students work with industry mentors and staff in a simulated theatre company environment. Technical and performance skills and knowledge are embedded in the learning and teaching elements of this unit. Students also have the option to be involved in a social innovation theatre project as part of the learning in this unit. The project is typically completed in an intensive teaching period, and students are expected to show increasing levels of technical, artistic and creative competence through this series of units.
THTR12105 - Students enrolled in this unit are involved in the production of a staged theatre performance on campus, in a range of theatrical styles. Students work with industry mentors and staff in a simulated theatre company environment. Technical and performance skills and knowledge are embedded in the learning and teaching elements of this unit. Students also have the option to be involved in a social innovation theatre project as part of the learning in this unit. The project is typically completed in an intensive teaching period, and students are expected to show increasing levels of technical, artistic and creative competence through this series of units.
THTR12104 - Students enrolled in this unit are involved in the production of a staged theatre performance on campus, in a range of theatrical styles. Students work with industry mentors and staff in a simulated theatre company environment. Technical and performance skills and knowledge are embedded in the learning and teaching elements of this unit. Students also have the option to be involved in a social innovation theatre project as part of the learning in this unit. The project is typically completed in an intensive teaching period, and students are expected to show increasing levels of technical, artistic and creative competence through this series of units.
THTR11103 - Students enrolled in this unit are involved in the production of a staged theatre performance on campus, in a range of theatrical styles. Students work with industry mentors and staff in a simulated theatre company environment. Technical and performance skills and knowledge are embedded in the learning and teaching elements of this unit. Students also have the option to be involved in a social innovation theatre project as part of the learning in this unit. The project is typically completed in an intensive teaching period, and students are expected to show increasing levels of technical, artistic and creative competence through this series of units.
THTR11102 - Students enrolled in this unit are involved in the production of a staged theatre performance on campus, in a range of theatrical styles. Students work with industry mentors and staff in a simulated theatre company environment. Technical and performance skills and knowledge are embedded in the learning and teaching elements of this unit. Students also have the option to be involved in a social innovation theatre project as part of the learning in this unit. The project is typically completed in an intensive teaching period, and students are expected to show increasing levels of technical, artistic and creative competence through this series of units.

Previous and Current Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2021 15
2020 32
2019 28
2018 39
2017 43
Inherent Requirements
There are Inherent Requirements (IRs) that you need to be aware of, and fulfil, to achieve the core learning outcomes of the units and course. IRs are the essential capabilities, knowledge, behaviours and skills that are needed to complete a unit or course.

Please note that in some instances there may be similarities between course, entry and inherent requirements.

If you experience difficulties meeting these requirements, reasonable adjustments may be made upon contacting accessibility@cqu.edu.au. Adjustment must not compromise the academic integrity of the degree or course chosen at CQUniversity or the legal requirements of field education.

Ethical Behaviour

Examples are:

  • Complying with academic and non-academic misconduct policies and procedures such as CQUniversity’s Student Charter, Student Misconduct Policy and Student Behavioural Misconduct Procedures, and Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).
  • Demonstrating respect for cultural diversity as well as individual differences and capacities in the creative and performing arts practice environment.
  • Demonstrating honesty and integrity in academic and performing arts contexts.
Behavioural Stability

Examples are:

  • Being reflective with personal behaviours appropriate for professional performance and being positive and receptive to processing constructive supervisor/lecturer feedback or criticism.
  • Interacting with people from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures in a calm and composed manner in difficult to deal with situations in the creative and performing arts practice environment.
  • Demonstrating appropriate behavioural stability through successfully distinguishing your own personal behaviours, experiences and emotions from others and situations in a professional or performance setting.
Legal Compliance

Examples are:

  • Complying with university and workplace policy around the use of social media, online discussion forums, email and other electronic forms of communication.
  • Complying with the relevant workplace policies and practices including relevant OHS legislative requirements pertaining to creative and performing arts practice in a music performance environment.
Communication Skills (Verbal, Non-verbal, Written and Technology)

Examples are:

  • Verbally communicating your creative and performing arts knowledge and skills with accuracy, appropriateness and effectiveness in a wide variety of contexts.
  • Actively participating in discussions and course activities with appropriate use and command of language to the context.
  • Using appropriate facial expressions: eye contact, being mindful of space, time boundaries, a range of body movements and gestures.
  • Recognising and interpreting non-verbal cues of others and responding appropriately during activities related to the course.
  • Competently and appropriately producing written assessment work in a logical, coherent manner, and with correct grammar and punctuation to the required academic standards.
  • If required, competently using written music notation as required to convey detailed information and knowledge relating to music theatre performance and practice.
  • Accessing a computer and having sufficient computer skills to engage in online learning, reading and responding as required to emails, and completing relevant assessments for the course.
  • Regularly accessing the Internet for research, and email for communication with peers and lecturers.
  • Using a variety of computer programs suitable to your course of study.
Cognitive Abilities (Knowledge and Cognitive Skills, Literacy and Numeracy)

Examples are:

  • Conceptualising and using appropriate knowledge in response to academic assessment items.
  • Completing academic learning activities and assessment tasks, and performing professional skills within reasonable set time-frames.
  • Producing written text proficiently, in English, using appropriate vocabulary and conventions of speech, including being able to paraphrase, summarise and reference in accordance with appropriate academic conventions.
  • Competently reading, writing and accurately interpreting information to convey language effectively in a professional setting.
  • Demonstrating competency in applying sufficient mathematics knowledge and numeracy skills to design various theatrical elements including scenery, sets, props and costumes.
  • Demonstrating effective use of sufficient mathematics knowledge and numeracy skills to design lighting and sound for theatrical environments.
Sensory Abilities (Visual, Auditory, Tactile)

Examples are:

  • Safely performing in a variety of theatrical contexts including on stage as a performer or off stage as part of the technical support team.
  • Working in a team-based performing arts environment where verbal and non-verbal communication is essential to realisation of a wide range of theatrical performances.
  • Sufficiently hearing verbal communication from other students and lecturers during activities related to the course.
Relational Skills
Examples are:
  • Communicating effectively and being respectful of other’s perspectives, dignity, culture, values, beliefs and rights.
  • Recognising that people are the experts in the experience of their life.
  • Participating in and/or leading collaborative practice in the performing arts.
Reflective Skills
Examples are:
  • Reflecting on topics taught during the course.
  • Reflecting upon your own learning during the course.
  • Reflecting on personal situations that may be difficult and sensitive.
  • Identifying when an issue or circumstance arises that could affect your objectivity or judgement, and be able to take an appropriate course of actions.
  • Identifying when your own experiences may potentially negatively influence your objectivity or judgement.
Sustainable Performance

Examples are:

  • Actively participating in sustained and intensive rehearsals and performances involving creative and performing arts skills that may occur in time-frames outside normal working hours, including evenings and weekends. These creative and performing arts skills may include dancing, drama, singing and technical theatre skills.
  • Actively participating in intensive rehearsals and performances involving creative and performing arts skills with sustained levels of physical energy and concentration.
  • Performing with the required physical and mental energy and endurance in the learning activities of the course, as well as during set time-frames during intensive rehearsal and performance periods.
Strength and Mobility (Gross Motor Skills and Fine Motor Skills)

Examples are:

  • Using a variety of gross motor skills in various creative and performing arts performance activities that include dancing, drama, singing and technical skills associated with theatrical performance and activity.
  • Demonstrating and performing a variety of gross motor skills in various creative and performing arts performances that include dancing, drama, singing and technical theatre skills, consistently in a safe manner to reduce the risk of injury to yourself and others.
  • Using a variety of fine motor skills in various creative and performing arts performance activities that include dancing, drama, singing and technical skills associated with theatrical performance and activity.
  • Demonstrating and performing a variety of fine motor skills in various creative and performing arts performances that include dancing, drama, singing and technical theatre skills, consistently in a safe manner to reduce the risk of injury to yourself and others.
Interpersonal Engagement

Examples are:

  • Communicating effectively and being respectful of other’s perspectives, dignity, culture, values, beliefs and rights
  • Recognising that people are the experts in the experience of their life.
  • Participating in and/or leading collaborative practice in the performing arts.
  • Actively fostering a culture of safety and learning that includes engaging with others, to share knowledge and practice in the performing arts.
  • Participating in and/or leading collaborative practice in the performing arts.

Core Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Drama Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Demonstrate skills and knowledge of the practices, languages, forms, materials, technologies and techniques of a broad range of theatrical styles
  • 2. Develop and evaluate theatrical, cultural and artistic ideas, concepts and processes by thinking creatively, critically and reflectively, and through engaging with scholarship and research
  • 3. Apply relevant skills and knowledge to produce and realise theatrical works, performances and other forms of creative expression
  • 4. Interpret, communicate and present ideas, problems and arguments to do with theatre and the arts in modes suited to a range of audiences, informed by inquiry and scholarship
  • 5. Work independently and collaboratively in theatre in response to authentic project demands in a variety of roles, such as performer, dramaturge, producer, director, critic and manager
  • 6. Recognise and reflect on social, cultural and ethical issues, and apply local and international perspectives to practice in theatre.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a broad and coherent body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines as a basis for independent lifelong learning
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge
3. SKILLS Have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge with depth in some areas
4. SKILLS Have cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for own learning and professional practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
Music Theatre Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Demonstrate skills and knowledge of the practices, languages, forms, materials, technologies and techniques of a broad range of musical and theatrical styles
  • 2. Develop and evaluate theatrical, cultural and artistic ideas, concepts and processes by thinking creatively, critically and reflectively, and through engaging with scholarship and research
  • 3. Apply relevant skills and knowledge to produce and realise theatrical works, performances and other forms of creative expression
  • 4. Interpret, communicate and present ideas, problems and arguments to do with theatre and the arts in modes suited to a range of audiences, informed by inquiry and scholarship
  • 5. Work independently and collaboratively in theatre in response to authentic project demands in a variety of roles, such as performer, choreographer, producer, director, critic and manager
  • 6. Recognise and reflect on social, cultural and ethical issues, and apply local and international perspectives to practice in theatre.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a broad and coherent body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines as a basis for independent lifelong learning
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge
3. SKILLS Have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge with depth in some areas
4. SKILLS Have cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for own learning and professional practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
Technical Theatre Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Demonstrate skills and knowledge of the practices, languages, forms, materials, technologies and techniques of a broad range of theatrical styles
  • 2. Develop and evaluate theatrical, cultural and artistic ideas, concepts and processes by thinking creatively, critically and reflectively, and through engaging with scholarship and research
  • 3. Apply relevant skills and knowledge to produce and realise theatrical works, performances and other forms of creative expression
  • 4. Interpret, communicate and present ideas, problems and arguments to do with theatre and the arts in modes suited to a range of audiences, informed by inquiry and scholarship
  • 5. Work independently and collaboratively in theatre in response to authentic project demands in a variety of roles, such as producer, director, designer and manager
  • 6. Recognise and reflect on social, cultural and ethical issues, and apply local and international perspectives to practice in theatre.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a broad and coherent body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines as a basis for independent lifelong learning
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge
3. SKILLS Have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge with depth in some areas
4. SKILLS Have cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for own learning and professional practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
Discovering Theatre Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Liberal Arts Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Literary Studies Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Video Production Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
World History Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Writing Stories Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
  3. Complete 1 minor
Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24

These core units provide you with the opportunity to be involved in fully staged theatrical productions, either as a performer or as part of the technical/creative team. You will be mentored by various industry professionals while you apply your skills in various types of theatrical performances and further your knowledge in theatre production.

Year 1 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
THTR11102 Production 1
Year 1 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
THTR11103 Production 2
Year 2 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
THTR12104 Production 3
Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
THTR12105 Production 4
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
  3. Complete 1 minor
Number of units: 16 Total credit points: 96

If you are completing the Drama specialisation will also need to select one of the elective 4-pack minors. This will enable you to study breadth units that can be used to enhance your employment opportunities in theatre, or it will provide you with a second teaching area if you choose to progress to the Master of Teaching course at the end of your studies.

Year 1 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
THTR11123 Principal Performance Studios 1
THTR11125 Theatre: Stage, Screen and Musicals
Year 1 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
THTR11124 Principal Performance Studios 2
THTR11126 Origins of Theatre
Year 2 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
THTR12121 Principal Performance Studios 3
THTR12124 Australian Theatre: Stage and Screen
Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
THTR12122 Principal Performance Studios 4
THTR12125 Comedy and Theatre
Year 3 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
THTR13122 Principal Performance Studios 5
THTR13106 Production 5
THTR12126 Elizabethan Drama: Johnson, Marlowe and Shakespeare
THTR13128 Theatre for Social Change: Brecht, Boal and Artaud
Year 3 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
THTR13123 Principal Performance Studios 6
THTR13107 Production 6
THTR13129 Theatrical Realism: Ibsen, Strindberg and Chekhov
THTR13130 Post-modern Theatre


Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
  3. Complete 1 minor

Music Theatre Major

Number of units: 16 Total credit points: 96

If you are completing the Music Theatre specialisation, you will also need to select the 4-pack minor: Discovering Theatre.

Year 1 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
MUSC11414 Music Theatre Voice 1
THTR11123 Principal Performance Studios 1
Year 1 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
MUSC11415 Music Theatre Voice 2
THTR11124 Principal Performance Studios 2
Year 2 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
MUSC12420 Music Theatre Voice 3
THTR12121 Principal Performance Studios 3
Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
MUSC12421 Music Theatre Voice 4
THTR12122 Principal Performance Studios 4
Year 3 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
MUSC13420 Music Theatre Voice 5
THTR13106 Production 5
THTR13122 Principal Performance Studios 5
THTR13128 Theatre for Social Change: Brecht, Boal and Artaud
Year 3 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
MUSC13421 Music Theatre Voice 6
THTR13123 Principal Performance Studios 6
THTR13107 Production 6
THTR13130 Post-modern Theatre
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
  3. Complete 1 minor

Technical Theatre Major

Number of units: 16 Total credit points: 96

If you are completing the Technical Theatre specialisation, you will also need to select the 4 pack minor: Discovering Theatre.

Year 1 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
THTR11123 Principal Performance Studios 1
MMST11009 Digital Video and Audio
Year 1 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
THTR11124 Principal Performance Studios 2
DGTL11001 Foundations of Animation
Year 2 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
THTR12121 Principal Performance Studios 3
DGTL12013 Writing for the Screen
Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
THTR12122 Principal Performance Studios 4
DGTL12015 Video Editing and Post-Production
Year 3 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
THTR13122 Principal Performance Studios 5
THTR13106 Production 5
MMST12019 3D Computer Graphics
DGTL12012 Motion Graphics and Visual Effects
Year 3 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
THTR13123 Principal Performance Studios 6
THTR13107 Production 6
DGTL13008 Visual Storytelling
DGTL13009 3D Character Design
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
  3. Complete 1 minor

Discovering Theatre Minor

Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24

The Discovering Theatre minor provides you with a broad scope exploration of theatre connected to the contemporary context. Study areas include musical theatre and Australian drama. Additionally, you will explore the origins of theatre through a study of ancient drama. The minor is rounded out with a study of comedy in theatre looking at its evolution and application in contemporary forms of theatre. You will learn about traditions and methods of styles of theatre and develop an understanding of the power of theatre.

Year 1 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
THTR11125 Theatre: Stage, Screen and Musicals
Year 1 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
THTR11126 Origins of Theatre
Year 2 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
THTR12124 Australian Theatre: Stage and Screen
Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
THTR12125 Comedy and Theatre
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
  3. Complete 1 minor

Liberal Arts Minor

Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24

It is possible to select the Liberal Arts minor if you want to transfer credit from another course to the Bachelor of Theatre, or to transfer credit for units studied as part of an international study experience, provided you meet the CQUniversity requirements and are approved for this transfer of credit. You will require the approval of the Head of Course to enrol in the Liberal Arts minor, as well as approval for the choice of units to be included in this minor. Please seek advice from the Course Advice Team in the first instance if you want to undertake the Liberal Arts minor.

Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
  3. Complete 1 minor

Literary Studies Minor

Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24

The Literary Studies minor provides you with an opportunity to explore a selection of literature for the ideas explored, and the values revealed about our lived and imaginary experiences. You will be introduced to discipline critical debates. You will develop advanced reading skills by writing about what you are reading and you will learn how to analyse texts across a range of genres.

Year 1 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
LITR11056 Introduction to Literature
Year 1 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
LITR11043 The Short Story
Year 2 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
LITR19049 Romantic and Contemporary Poetry
Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
LITR19056 Shakespeare Today
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
  3. Complete 1 minor

Video Production Minor

Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24

This pack includes units of study in digital video production, screenwriting, narrative film-making, video editing and post-production. You will develop skills using industry-standard software tools such as Adobe Premiere and Adobe Audition.

Year 1 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
MMST11009 Digital Video and Audio
Year 1 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
DGTL12015 Video Editing and Post-Production
Year 2 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
DGTL12013 Writing for the Screen
Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
DGTL13008 Visual Storytelling
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
  3. Complete 1 minor

World History Minor

Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24

The World History minor uses the survey history approach to introduce you to some world histories, including ancient, medieval, modern and the twentieth-century eras. You will explore the major transformations of our past to gain knowledge of what motivated these changes. You will gain skills in using historical evidence to articulate well rounded and convincing arguments for key questions. This minor also includes a unit on Australia's environmental history, where you will explore the nexus between the human world and the physical environment and look at changes over time.

Year 1 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
HIST11037 Dawn of Humanity: An Introduction to World History
Year 1 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
HIST11038 The Modern World Emerges: An Overview
Year 2 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
HIST19038 20th Century: Crucible of the Modern World
Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
EVST19015 Australian Environmental History
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
  3. Complete 1 minor

Writing Stories Minor

Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24

In the Writing Stories minor, you will develop and refine your skills in writing engaging works for different audiences and markets. You will learn to think critically about writing and be able to produce narratives in fiction and non-fiction. The Writing Stories minor also offers you the chance to practice the art of telling compelling tales by experimenting with various forms and genres.

Year 1 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
WRIT11023 Beginning Creative Writing
Year 1 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
WRIT11025 Creative Nonfiction
Year 2 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
WRIT12010 Creative Writing: Adventures in Craft
Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
WRIT13013 Writing Project
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Credit Transfer

Students will be assessed for credit transfer on a case-by-case basis and will be required to nominate the CQU units they wish to be considered for exemption from. Credit transfer will only be granted where a student is able to demonstrate that tertiary studies, equivalent in content and depth to the CQUniversity course, have been successfully completed. Students should examine the unit synopses in this handbook to determine the units for which they may be eligible to claim exemption.

Students may only gain credit transfer for up to 67% of the overall course.

Please note that study undertaken more than 10 years ago is not normally considered unless the applicant can supply certified documents showing that they have been continually using the required skills in the work force. Generally only TAFE diploma level or above is recognised for credit at tertiary level.

Refer to the Credit Transfer website at https://www.cqu.edu.au/courses-and-programs/credit-transfer-and-rpl/credit-transfers for further details on the guidelines and application process.

Course Planners

For Course Planners please refer to the following website http://www.cqu.edu.au/student-life/new-students/planners-and-profiles