Faculty of Visual & Performing Arts



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Bachelor of Performing Arts (BPA)

Course code: F3B
This on-campus 3-year (minimum) full-time course is offered by the Faculty of Visual and Performing Arts through the Centre for Performing Arts at Launceston. Part-time study is also available.

Admission requirements & prerequisites
Applicants are normally expected to have satisfied the University's admission requirements. Possession of TCE Speech and Drama or Music or Dance, whichever is appropriate for the stream being applied for, is desirable but not essential. Note, however, that the BPA Dance stream is not being offered in 1996.

Applicants are required to attend an audition and interview (where practicable).

Overseas and interstate applicants may submit a certified audio (music only) or video tape of a recent performance.

Music applicants are normally required to undertake an aural and theory test.

The Centre for Performing Arts will advise applicants of specific audition requirements.

Course objectives
The course aims to satisfy the demand for skilled professionals in the performing arts industry, by producing students who have an awareness of and real insight into related disciplines. It provides students with an appropriate balance between the study of theory and principles, and practical performance in the performing arts disciplines of theatre, contemporary music.

Course structure
All candidates undertake a core program in addition to theoretical and performance studies in one of three strands: Theatre or Contemporary Music or Dance (not offered in 1996), as outlined in the schedule which follows.

Articulation with other courses
Theatre and Drama
Students who have completed the Associate Diploma of Arts in Drama may apply for up to one year of credit towards the Bachelor of Performing Arts. Students who have completed the Associate Diploma of Performing Arts (Technical Theatre) are given credit for Technical Theatre 1-3 towards the Bachelor of Performing Arts.

Contemporary Music
Students who have completed the Associate Diploma of Music may apply for up to one year of credit towards the Bachelor of Performing Arts.




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