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V96 Bachelor of Arts (Performing Arts)


This is a flexible conversion program for those who wish to pursue further studies in the creative arts or to access the profession from another perspective, usually as an alternative to mainstream practices. This course provides the arts industry with graduates who possess a high level of creativity balanced with administrative skills, a broad knowledge of the contemporary arts environment and inquiring minds that will enable them to function as self-motivated artists with intelligence, effectiveness and initiative.

This course encourages self-initiative within collaborative environments and situates creative arts experiences within social, political and cultural dimensions. It develops graduates with skills in communication, imaginative and critical thinking, problem solving, research and analysis and the initiative for greater flexibility to pursue careers in contemporary multi-arts environments.

Students will develop, produce and market projects as part of their course. In doing so, they will achieve an appropriate understanding and awareness of artistic processes as research.
Applicants must have completed a vocational education and training or associate degree in the performing arts (Advanced Diploma of Performing Arts from WAAPA or equivalent Associate Diploma from other institutions), or have appropriate high level professional or industry experience.  In addition, an interview and written proposal for entry into the course is required.
This course is available on Mt Lawley Campus.
This course is available by Full-time, or Part-time mode.
This course is available in the following mode of delivery - On-campus.

This course requires the successful completion of 180 credit points. The course may be completed over three semesters or over a twelve month period.


Students wishing to complete the course in twelve months may choose either of the following options:

1. Complete two additional units (30 credit points) in both Semester One and Semester Two of Year One, OR,

2. Complete one additional unit (15 credit points each) in both Semester One and Semester Two, plus two units (30 credit points) in Summer School.


Students wishing to complete this course in twelve months should seek advice from the Course Coordinator or Student Support Officer.


For added flexibility, students may also elect to complete this course part-time.


ENG1205 Academic Research and Writing # 15
PAD3101 Principal Practice 15
PAD3103 Theory and Practice of Contemporary Performance 15
Elective 1* (15 credit points)
NOTE: Students in the Link Dance program must substitute DAN3071 for ENG1205.
PAD3102 Event Management 15
PAD3115 Arts Project Research, Establishment and Evaluation 15
PAD3116 Arts Project 15
Elective 2* (15 credit points)
PAD3104 Group Processes 15
PAD3205 Arts Project Research, Establishment and Evaluation 2 15
PAD3206 Arts Project 2 15
Elective 3* (15 credit points)
* Students must achieve a total of 45 credit points overall for all their electives. Your chosen electives will be dependent upon your area of study and MUST be agreed upon with the Course Coordinator.
Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)
For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes, Graduate Attributes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website:

Last Updated - Higher Education: 12/07/2011 VET: 12/07/2011