Credit points


Minor available at

  • Blacktown
  • Brisbane
  • Melbourne
  • Strathfield


*Not offered Blacktown 2024

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 2024 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).
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Schedule of unit offerings

Complete at least 10 credit points from the following:

  • PERF102Theatre Making: Essentials of Theatre Production10 CP
  • PERF104Drama's Greatest Hits: Performing Drama History10 CP

Complete at least 20 credit points from the following:

  • PERF200Theatre for Young People10 CP
  • PERF203Plays and Playhouses10 CP
  • PERF205Devising Theatre: Performance and Production Methods10 CP
  • PERF207Australian Drama: History, Performance and Perspectives10 CP
  • PERF208On Stage: Body and Voice in Performance and Production10 CP
  • PERF211Revolutionary Spirit: Staging Modern Politics10 CP
  • PERF215On Screen: Movies, TV, Video Games10 CP
  • PERF220All the World's a Stage: Critical Approaches to Global Drama10 CP
  • PERF221The Director's Laboratory10 CP
  • PERF222Staging the End of the World: Apocalypse, Conspiracy and Conflict10 CP
  • HUMA250Ancient Greek History and Drama10 CP

    200-level cross-credited unit

  • PERF302Independent Drama Project: Research and Practice10 CP
  • PERF318That Is the Question: Shakespeare and Renaissance Theatre10 CP
  • PERF319Theatre Production and Performance10 CP
  • PERF321Plays That Shook the World10 CP
  • ENGL338Adaptation: From Page to Screen10 CP

    300-level cross-credited electives

  • HUMA318The Literature and Drama of New York City10 CP

    300-level cross-credited electives

  • HUMA320Major Creative Project10 CP

    300-level cross-credited electives Restriction requirement for HUMA320. Permission from the National Head of School or Course Coordinator is required prior to enrolling in this unit if you wish to count towards a particular major.

  • HUMA332Arts and Humanities Special Project10 CP

    300-level cross-credited electives Permission from the National Head of School or Course Coordinator is required. Quotas apply. An application process will apply for special projects on offer and academic merit will be considered. The student must be undertaking a major taught by the National School of Arts and Humanities (not including Mathematics and Technology).

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