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Bachelor of Performance and Theatre (Acting)

University of Wollongong

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Prepare yourself for a career in the performing arts and broader creative industries when you study performance and theatre at UOW. In this highly practical course, you will learn the techniques, strategies and processes of contemporary theatre-making and performance in a range of contexts. Using both academic results and your skill as a performing artist, you will study what it takes to succeed in auditions and understand all the elements required to create theatre productions. On completion, you will mature as an actor using your knowledge of methodologies and theatre genres.>

You'll benefit by learning from recognised and passionate leaders in their fields. Complementing the practical aspects of your degree, you will undertake core subjects in the history and theory of theatre, as well as core subjects including professional practice. You will also have the opportunity to undertake electives or a minor study in associated areas such as stage management and sound and lighting design, as well as creative writing, audio production or media arts among others. All students participate in producing and performing in their own productions throughout their degree, thereby gaining industry-relevant experience.

Through this practice-based program, you will develop as a self-reliant and highly-skilled performing. You will learn to apply acting skills and theoretical knowledge to contemporary performance and theatre. Pursue traditional interpretive actor training as you craft your skills in acting, voice, singing and movement, with a focus on contemporary playwriting and devised works for theatre and performance. You will contribute to the development, rehearsal and performance of theatre productions, helping you mature as an actor and work with a range of methodologies and theatre genres.

Areas of study

Acting, performance, performance and theatre, producing and directing, singing, stage management, writing.

Career opportunities

Actor in film, theatre and television actor; singer; performance artist; theatre producer; lighting designer; director; sound producer; technical producer; casting agent; stage manager; event manager; administrator; writer.

Practical experience

Public performances, both on campus and in various theatres.


If you have a distinction average or higher, you can apply to the honours program which offers an additional year of study to pursue both critical and creative projects. Honours research topics are various and negotiable.

Fees and charges

Refer to University of Wollongong current fee information.

Essential requirements for admission

Interview/audition: In addition to applying through UAC, students must book and attend a compulsory interview/audition, which will be held on the Wollongong campus in November 2022. For information on interview/audition requirements and bookings, visit the UOW website.

Admission criteria

Applicants with recent secondary education

Assumed knowledge: Any 2 units of English.

Recommended studies: English Advanced, Drama.

Other applicants

Refer to UOW general admission criteria.

Further information

View all details of this course on the UOW website.

ATAR profile

ATAR-based offers only (semester 1, 2020)

2021 data not yet provided by the institution.

Use all ATAR profile data as a guide only; it provides a broad overview of the ATARs and selection ranks of previous Year 12 students admitted into that course. ATARs and selection ranks required for entry in 2022 may be different. If you are unsure about including a course among your preferences, contact the relevant institution.

  1. This ATAR profile table is in line with Commonwealth Government transparency requirements. It is based on offers to recent school leavers (ie completed Year 12 in the last 2 years) who were selected solely or partly on their ATAR. Note that some institutions further differentiate this information on their websites.
  2. The ATAR values exclude any adjustment factors.
  3. The selection ranks include the ATAR and any adjustment factors.


– = data is not available.
<5 = less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made.
N/A = no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.
NC = new course
NP = Not provided by institution
NR = No reportable profile
NS = No Semester 1 offers
NN = Unavailable (other)
NO = Entry on other criteria

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