Bachelor of Theatre
CQUniversity - Mackay

Course outline

This course offers a state-of-the-art, performance-integrated structure that will help you pursue your professional and personal interests. The course offers students a choice from three majors in drama, music theatre or technical theatre and develops 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. For more information visit Bachelor of Theatre.

Admissions Criteria

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


Completion of Year 12 or attained age 17 years; Audition

Additional entry requirements

All applicants must complete an audition with the the Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music. To submit an audition request, visit the <a href=" Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music or phone (07) 4940 7800.

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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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, 2024

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Career opportunities

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

Course Code
Start Date

Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025
5 Jun 2025

CSP/$10788 (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