Bachelor of Performance, Theory and Practice (Acting)

Approved Abbreviation: BPerf,Th&Prac(Acting

Western Sydney University Course Code: 1562.1

CRICOS Code: 044795G

Course Status: INACTIVE
This version of the course is no longer offered. Please use the course search to find courses currently available.

From 2005, prospective students should refer to the following course:

1619 Bachelor of Performance

The Bachelor of Performance Theory and Practice (Acting) develops innovative and articulate performers who contribute creatively to the wider arts industry. The course provides students with the appropriate skills in thinking, performance and production techniques in the arts so that they will contribute significantly to the culture of the twenty-first century, as distinctive and multi-skilled creative performing practitioners. The course encourages students to explore performing disciplines within a 'laboratory' environment, engaging in artistic cultural investigation and industry application. From the time of admission, students are encouraged to exploit the range of experiences possible in a multi-arts school. The course provides the environment, facilities and an active staff of practising artist-academics to support students' individual development. The course equips students with a strong sense of autonomy, and a clear commitment and capacity to pursue a professional career in the performing arts.

Study Mode
Three years full-time or six years part-time

Course Advice

Dr Ronaldo


CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Penrith CampusFull TimeInternalRonaldo Morelos


Admission is normally through UAC. Successful completion of HSC English Standard or equivalent is essential. Prospective students in the key programs in the Bachelor of Performance Theory and Practice will need to present for an audition and interview. Interstate or overseas applicants unable to attend the interview should submit a statement of purpose and motivation, and sufficient original work and supporting documentation to enable the selection panel to make a decision.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points which include the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Electives within the sequence may be used towards obtaining an approved major or sub-major for this award.

Recommended Sequence


Year 1

Autumn session

100394Contemporary Arts 1: The Past in the Present
100443Performance Theory 1
100591Performance Laboratory 1

and one elective

Spring session

100395Contemporary Arts 2: Exploring the Topography
100444Performance Theory 2
100592Performance Laboratory 2

and one elective

Year 2

Autumn session

100445Performance Project 1
100593Studio Practice 1

and one elective

Spring session

100446Performance Project 2
100594Studio Practice 2

and one elective

Year 3

Autumn session

100427Performance Integration 1
100447Performance Project 3

and two electives

Spring session

100428Performance Integration 2
100448Performance Project 4

and two electives

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