Credit points


Minor available at

  • Blacktown
  • Brisbane
  • Melbourne
  • Strathfield


Blacktown - Not on offer (2022)

Additional information

The minor sequence in Drama provides students with a comprehensive overview of theatrical literature and history and a grounding in production work. Through performances, workshops and practical classes, ACU’s Drama sequence develops skills in many areas including theatre production, stage management, direction, and acting, as well as knowledge of theatre history and repertoire. Students who complete a major in drama possess transferrable skills in communication and public speaking and can seek employment in the performing arts industry or use the skills developed in other professional contexts. When combined with an appropriate tertiary teaching qualification, the drama major is a pathway to becoming a secondary-school drama teacher. You do not need any previous theatre experience and there are no prerequisites for studying introductory Drama at ACU.

Admission requirements

Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2022 Admission.

Completion requirements

A student must complete 40 cp of the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

  1. at least 10 cp from 100-level units (Part A);
  2. 20cp to 30 cp from 200- and/or 300-level units (Part B).

Part A : 100-level Units

Complete at least 10 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
PERF102Theatre Making: Essentials of Theatre Production10
PERF104Drama's Greatest Hits: Performing Drama History10

Part B : 200- and/or 300-level Units

Complete at least 20 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
PERF200Theatre for Young People10
PERF203Plays and Playhouses10
PERF205Devising Theatre: Performance and Production Methods10
PERF207Australian Drama: History, Performance and Perspectives10
PERF208On Stage: Body and Voice in Performance and Production10
PERF211Revolutionary Spirit: Staging Modern Politics10
PERF215On Screen: Movies, TV, Video Games10
PERF220All the World's a Stage: Critical Approaches to Global Drama10
PERF221The Director's Laboratory10
PERF222Staging the End of the World: Apocalypse, Conspiracy and Conflict10
HUMA250Ancient Greek History and Drama10200-level cross-credited unit
PERF302Independent Drama Project: Research and Practice10
PERF318That Is the Question: Shakespeare and Renaissance Theatre10
PERF319Theatre Production and Performance10
PERF321Plays That Shook the World10
ENGL338Adaptation: From Page to Screen10300-level cross-credited electives
HUMA318The Literature and Drama of New York City10300-level cross-credited electives
HUMA332Arts and Humanities Special Project10300-level cross-credited electives Restriction requirement for HUMA332. A quota applies to this unit. An application process applies for special projects on offer and academic merit will be considered. The student must have a GPA of at least 5.5 and be undertaking a major taught by the National School of Arts and Humanities (not including Education Studies, Mathematics and Technology). Permission from the National Head of School is required prior to enrolling in this unit.

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