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Prepare yourself to forge a life-long career across stage and screen

Are you a natural-born performer? Is it time you were cast in a leading role?

Griffith University's new Bachelor of Acting, offered by Queensland Conservatorium's Performing Arts Department, focuses on developing both the individual and the actor.

Under the direction of internationally renowned teachers and performers, you will undertake intensive training in acting, voice and speech, singing, movement and dance.

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Griffith named top creative arts school in Australia according to the latest Uni Reviews rankings

Study acting at Griffith

This program is offered to a select number of high quality performers and is designed around four key pillars: core craft; context; repertoire; and industry engagement.

You will be exposed to a range of genres and undertake ensemble work, collaborative laboratories, industry-led workshops and public performances.

The Bachelor of Acting will unlock your imagination, encourage curiosity and build resilience. This exciting new degree is positioned alongside the internationally acclaimed Bachelor of Musical Theatre. The program draws inspiration from the most highly regarded actor training models around the world.

International endorsements

Drama training is essential for the development and encouragement of young performers, and this course supplies the skills and knowledge to build and sustain a successful career. The University offers the chance to work with dedicated and experienced tutors and in superb facilities. This is a wonderful opportunity for those determined to follow their dream.

Dame Judi Dench


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An actor needs discipline, dedication and determination to succeed in a competitive industry. We all continue to learn throughout our working lives but I applaud Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University for creating a new course designed to give emerging talent a sound grounding to start their career.

Joanna Lumley


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I am thrilled to whole-heartedly endorse and support the Queensland Conservatorium's initiative to expand their successful Musical Theatre training course to now include a Bachelor of Acting. The demand, both regionally and nationally, warrants this development. I applaud the far-sighted vision of this crucial and inspirational manoeuvre and wish everyone involved the most deserved success.

Geoffrey Rush

AC, Australian of the year 2012 (For eminent service to the Arts and Community 2012)

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Jackson McGovern

Bachelor of Musical Theatre

Graduating with a Bachelor of Musical Theatre in 2014, Jackson spent the next two years touring Queensland as a lead Shakespearean actor for the Grin & Tonic Theatre Troupe, also working with a number of other companies including Queensland Theatre. Jackson credits his time at the Con for so much of his aesthetic as an actor. `There is still so much I have to learn, but my training at the Con has held me in good stead for every project I've been involved with since.'

Jackson McGovern

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Career outcomes

This program will interface with Griffith Film School and leading theatre companies across Australia.

As a graduate, you will emerge highly skilled in acting and performance and ready for a career on stage or on screen, including (but not limited to) theatre, television and film.

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You can gain more than just a degree at Griffith. With plenty of opportunities to balance life and study, you can make memories and mates to last a lifetime.

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Monday 30 October — Saturday 17 February

Trimester 3

Our third trimester starts on Monday 30 October. Trimester 3 examinations run from Saturday 10 to Saturday 17 February 2018.

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Wednesday 15 November — Monday 23 October

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Wednesday 22 November — Monday 23 October

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Saturday 16 December — Friday 22 December

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