The University of Newcastle, Australia
Selection Rank
60.15
71.75 (Median SR)
60.15
71.75 (Median SR)
About Selection Ranks
International entry requirement

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.

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Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 26 Feb 2018
  • Semester 2 - 30 Jul 2018
  • Semester 1 - 26 Feb 2018
  • Semester 2 - 30 Jul 2018
Mode of delivery

Combination of Online and Face to Face

Duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 8 years maximum.

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 26 Feb 2018
  • Semester 2 - 30 Jul 2018
  • Semester 1 - 26 Feb 2018
  • Semester 2 - 30 Jul 2018
English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.0
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

Find out more about IELTS.

Duration

3 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Combination of Online and Face to Face

UON program code: 40096
CRICOS code: 001602K

Creative and Performing Arts Major

Study  Visual Art, Acting and Performance at UON

If you are looking to sharpen your skills and learn new and intriguing areas of self-expression, studying the Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) major will develop your skills, boost your confidence and build your character. Whether you want to study art or drama, you will explore what it means to think creatively and how it can help you navigate an increasingly complex world.

Creative skills and pathways

You can choose from a diverse range of courses in visual art, drama and performance-making and multi-media offered at the Newcastle and Central Coast campuses.

The creative and performing arts major has developed a course which reflects this world, encouraging students to be skilled across a range of creative disciplines, helping you to graduate multi-skilled and capable of articulating your creative work.

Visual artist, musician, writer and Creative Arts Lecturer Sean Lowry says this major attracts a wide range of academic abilities and the most exciting element of the courses is unlocking every student's potential.

Explore your creativity in visual art, drama and multi-media with a major in creative and performing arts

What jobs can you get with a major in creative and performing arts?

As a graduate of the creative and performing arts major, you will be valued in the workplace for your:

  • artistic and creative ability
  • communication skills
  • critical thinking
  • project management skills
  • technical knowledge
  • understanding of group dynamics.

Studying acting, visual arts and performance can open job opportunities in government and private sectors, as well as in other creative industries such as advertising, journalism, public relations and marketing.

Suitable for arts and humanities students with:

  • An interest in learning more about how to think creatively, and the complexities of the creative process.
  • Goals to pursue work in the creative industries either as part of an organisation or with an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • A commitment to producing creative output in the areas of visual art, acting, performance and more.

What do you learn in a creative and performing arts major?

Study a major in the creative and performing arts to learn about the creative process, approaches to producing creative work, and collaboration. You will study courses in:

  • Creative and Performing Arts Core: Throughout your major you will study core courses to develop your theoretical understanding of theatre, drama, performance, visual arts and sound. You will learn about how these artistic mediums are used in a variety of cultural contexts.
  • Acting: Courses in acting will see students develop an understanding of the craft and apply performance theory to text-based sources. More advanced courses in second and third year will focus on techniques of improvisation and how to use persona, identity and embodied presence in performance.
  • Performance: When you study courses in performance at UON your major will focus on theatre, and the various creative components that combine to produce the final performance. Whether your area of interest is writing, acting, or design, there’s a course that can help you learn more about your creative passion.

Which degrees include this major?

The Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Aboriginal Professional Practice, Bachelor of Creative Industries and associated degree programs allow you to study a major in the Creative and Performing Arts.


Related information

  • For more about the Bachelor of Aboriginal Professional Practice program structure, please refer to the handbook.
  • For more about the Bachelor of Arts program structure, please refer to the handbook.
  • For more about the Bachelor of Creative Industries program structure, please refer to the handbook