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  • Objectives
    CSU’s Bachelor of Arts (Communication – Theatre/Media) course provides practical and theoretical training for innovation in the arts, communication and entertainment industries.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Arts (Communication – Theatre/Media)
  • Course description
    About the course

    This cutting edge Bachelor of Arts (Communication – Theatre/Media) degree provides learner centred practical and theoretical training for innovation in the arts, communication and entertainment industries.

    You learn a unique combination of skills in performance, dramatic structure, theatre production, media research, communication theory, professional writing, digital production, and producton management for special events. Elective choices enable you to develop particular interests.

    The course concludes with industry internships and a self-initiated experimental project for public performance in a live or digital medium.

    Where it will take you

    Graduates work professionally as producers, performers, designers, trainers, digital producers, teachers, directors and writers, and a number have successfully established their own companies.

    You can work in:

        * theatre
        * arts and event management
        * digital production
        * radio and television
        * film and new media
        * or with the addition of a Diploma of Education you can become a drama teacher

    Course components

    The Bachelor of Arts (Communication – Theatre/Media) is the equivalent of 24 (8 credit point) subjects.

    You can study scriptwriting, on-camera performance, media production and presentation, devising performance, innovations in modern and classic theatre, production planning and can elect to study subjects concerned with theatre for young people, masked theatre or event management.
    Additional selection criteria

    Prospective students must be available to attend an audition during late November or early December.

    Prospective students will also need to complete a questionnaire which is sent in October. Year 12 applicants are admitted on the basis of their NSW Universities Admission Index (UAI) or interstate equivalent, together with the assessment of their audition and interview. This information is sent out to all UAC applicants.

    Professionals teaching you

    The course is staffed by dedicated professionals with a wide range of industry experience. They are Gerard Boland, Annabel Scholes, Ray Harding and Karl Shead.

    The latest facilities

    To ensure breadth of experience in the equipment and techniques found in the workplace, our facilities include:

        * a fully-equipped media centre
        * a 99-seat theatre
        * a nationally networked FM radio station
        * rehearsal studios and production rooms
        * costume, construction and wardrobe workshops

    Hands-on experience

    This innovative degree emphasises practical skills and collaboration. You will be involved in a variety of performance based projects from the outset. It culminates in a self-initiated experimental project for live or media based public performance.
    Practical experience

    You complete four weeks of internships with theatre companies, media production houses, radio or television stations, festival or event organisations. The internship will equip you with industry contacts and experience of commercial projects.
    Graduation requirements

    To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 192 points (normally equal to 24 subjects).
    Further studies

    An Honours year is available

        * Graduate Certificate in Cultural Event Management
        * Graduate Diploma of Cultural Event Management
        * Master of Arts (Cultural Event Management)
        * Master of Arts (Honours)
        * Doctor of Philosophy

     Graduate comment

    "Theatre/Media gave me the practical skills, theoretical knowledge and confidence to work in the Events Industry."
    Karen Gardner
    General Manager
    Regional Arts Development, Murray Arts, Albury, NSW

    "Theatre/Media graduates have a distinctive can-do quality of innovation, organisation and initiative.  That's what you need to make interesting and sustainable work."
    Mike Finch
    Artistic Director, Circus Oz

    "This course provided us with know-how of all the different elements required to set up our own professional new media/theatre company. Using the diverse skills of our company of graduates we have produced a variety of events."
    Kate Smith
    Graduate

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