Bachelor of Theatre
CQUniversity - Mackay

Course outline

The Bachelor of Theatre offers a state-of-the-art, performance-integrated structure that will help you pursue your professional and personal interests. The course provides specialist training in one of three major areas where students will develop technical, creative and performance skills that enhance their career opportunities. The drama and music theatre majors offer intensive technical training in performing arts areas such as singing, dancing and acting. The technical theatre major allows students to explore the production process and develop skills in stagecraft, stage and production management, lighting, sound and technical direction. Within a creative and supportive environment of performance-based training, students will have the opportunity to work in a number of full-scale productions in technical and creative roles. On completion, graduates will be a highly skilled and motivated creative performer that is ready for the workplace. For more course information, visit Bachelor of Theatre.

Other requirements

Students may study units where they will be involved in the production of a staged theatre performance on campus, in a range of theatrical styles. Students work with industry mentors and staff in a simulated theatre company environment.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for CQUniversity and for this course, refer to CQUniversity’s website.


Completion of Year 12 or attained age 17 years; Audition

Additional entry requirements

Applicants must apply to the Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music for an audition. To submit an audition request, visit or phone the Conservatorium on (07) 4940 7800.

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Drama; music theatre; technical theatre.

Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Higher education study

Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

Work and life experience

Recent secondary education

Recent secondary education admitted solely on the basis of ATAR/Rank

Admitted where both ATAR/Rank and additional criteria were considered

Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR/Rank was not a factor

International students

All students

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* “<5" – the number of students is less than 5

Career opportunities

Actor, musical theatre performer, performer, director, designer, theatre technician, theatre manager.

Course Code
Start Date

Offer rounds
CSP/$8016 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Creative and Performing Arts
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

3 years Full time or 6 years Part time