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CM06 - Associate Degree of Theatre

Overview

Course Overview

In this course you will have the opportunity to develop knowledge and performance skills related to theatre in one of the following three specialisations: music theatre, drama or technical theatre. On successful completion of the Associate Degree of Theatre, you may articulate into the third year of the Bachelor of Theatre specialising in either music theatre, drama or technical theatre.

Career Information

The Associate Degree of Theatre is designed for students seeking to gain intermediate knowledge and skills associated with theatre. The Associate Degree of Theatre also provides excellent pathways for further studies in theatre and careers in creative industries and arts administration.

Course Details
Duration 2 years full-time or 4 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 96
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) ADTheatre
AQF Level Level 6: Associate Degree

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable
Where and when can I start?
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Entry Scores
Entry scores are not available, please contact the Student Advice Team for more information.
Entry Requirements

This course is an exit/interim award only.

Security Requirements

Nil

Health Requirements

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

Assumed Knowledge

This course is an exit/interim award only.

Fees and Charges
Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards Not applicable
Exit Awards Not applicable
Professional Accreditation Not applicable
Learned Society Accreditation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

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.

Predicted Enrolments

Year Number of Students
First Year 1
Second year 1
Third Year 1
Inherent Requirements
There are currently no inherent requirements associated with this course.
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Develop and evaluate musical, cultural and artistic ideas, concepts and processes by thinking creatively, critically and reflectively.
  • 2. Interpret, communicate and present ideas, problems and arguments to do with theatre in modes suited to a range of audiences.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2
1. KNOWLEDGE Have broad theoretical and technical knowledge with some depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to identify, analyse and evaluate information and concepts from a range of sources
3. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and creative thinking skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge and ideas with some depth in a discipline
4. SKILLS Have cognitive, communication and analytical skills to interpret and transmit responses to sometimes complex problems
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to make a clear and coherent presentation of knowledge and ideas with some intellectual independence
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in paraprofessional practice
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to adapt knowledge and skills in a range of contexts and/or for further studies in one or more disciplines
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to adapt fundamental principles, concepts and techniques to known and unknown situations
9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for own learning and work and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
DRAMA Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Demonstrate intermediate 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 intermediate level 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 at the intermediate level
  • 5. Work independently and collaboratively in theatre in response to authentic project demands in a variety of roles at an intermediate level
  • 6. Recognise and reflect at an intermediate level 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 broad theoretical and technical knowledge with some depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to identify, analyse and evaluate information and concepts from a range of sources
3. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and creative thinking skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge and ideas with some depth in a discipline
4. SKILLS Have cognitive, communication and analytical skills to interpret and transmit responses to sometimes complex problems
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to make a clear and coherent presentation of knowledge and ideas with some intellectual independence
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in paraprofessional practice
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to adapt knowledge and skills in a range of contexts and/or for further studies in one or more disciplines
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to adapt fundamental principles, concepts and techniques to known and unknown situations
9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for own learning and work and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
MUSIC THEATRE Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Demonstrate intermediate 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 intermediate level 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 at an intermediate level
  • 5. Work independently and collaboratively in theatre in response to authentic project demands in a variety of roles at an intermediate level
  • 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 broad theoretical and technical knowledge with some depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to identify, analyse and evaluate information and concepts from a range of sources
3. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and creative thinking skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge and ideas with some depth in a discipline
4. SKILLS Have cognitive, communication and analytical skills to interpret and transmit responses to sometimes complex problems
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to make a clear and coherent presentation of knowledge and ideas with some intellectual independence
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in paraprofessional practice
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to adapt knowledge and skills in a range of contexts and/or for further studies in one or more disciplines
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to adapt fundamental principles, concepts and techniques to known and unknown situations
9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for own learning and work and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
TECHNICAL THEATRE Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Demonstrate intermediate 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 intermediate level 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 at an intermediate level
  • 5. Work independently and collaboratively in theatre in response to authentic project demands in a variety of roles at an intermediate level
  • 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 broad theoretical and technical knowledge with some depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to identify, analyse and evaluate information and concepts from a range of sources
3. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and creative thinking skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge and ideas with some depth in a discipline
4. SKILLS Have cognitive, communication and analytical skills to interpret and transmit responses to sometimes complex problems
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to make a clear and coherent presentation of knowledge and ideas with some intellectual independence
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in paraprofessional practice
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to adapt knowledge and skills in a range of contexts and/or for further studies in one or more disciplines
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to adapt fundamental principles, concepts and techniques to known and unknown situations
9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for own learning and work 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: 8 Total credit points: 48

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.

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
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: 8 Total credit points: 48

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
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: 8 Total credit points: 48

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
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 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
More Details
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