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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
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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

Not applicable

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
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

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

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 electives
Number of units: 12 Total credit points: 72

You must complete four electives from anywhere in the university.

Year 1 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
THTR11102 Production 1
THTR11123 Principal Performance Studios 1
Year 1 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
THTR11103 Production 2
THTR11124 Principal Performance Studios 2
Year 2 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
THTR12104 Production 3
THTR12121 Principal Performance Studios 3
Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
THTR12105 Production 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 electives

MUSIC THEATRE Major

Number of units: 12 Total credit points: 72

You must complete two electives from anywhere in the university.

Year 1 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
MUSC11394 Music Language Studies 1
THTR11102 Production 1
THTR11123 Principal Performance Studios 1
Year 1 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
MUSC11395 Music Language Studies 2
THTR11103 Production 2
THTR11124 Principal Performance Studios 2
Year 2 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
THTR12104 Production 3
THTR12121 Principal Performance Studios 3
Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
THTR12105 Production 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 electives

TECHNICAL THEATRE Major

Number of units: 12 Total credit points: 72

You must complete four electives from anywhere in the university.

Year 1 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
THTR11102 Production 1
THTR11123 Principal Performance Studios 1
Year 1 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
THTR11103 Production 2
THTR11124 Principal Performance Studios 2
Year 2 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
THTR12104 Production 3
THTR12121 Principal Performance Studios 3
Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
THTR12105 Production 4
THTR12122 Principal Performance Studios 4
More Details
There is no additional information for this course.