Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting) (2022)

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course, we assume you have sound knowledge of the subject/s listed below. If you don't have the subject knowledge, you can still apply for the course but we strongly encourage you to undertake bridging studies to gain the knowledge:

  • English, or Literature, or English and Literature Extension, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C)

More about assumed knowledge

Prerequisites/Additional entry requirements

You must complete a successful audition.

Important dates

  • Tuesday 2 August 2022

QTAC applications, change of major or minor form and the QUT online registration form open.

All applications and application forms close. Requests for applications and registrations after this date will not be considered. Make sure you allow adequate time to complete each stage of your application before application closing time.

Please note that the audition processinvolves pre-recordingaudition and personal statement videos for the first round, and then a live audition via Zoom if you are successful in proceeding to the second round of auditions.

How to apply

Step 1

Apply through QTAC.

Current KK34 Bachelor of Fine Arts single degree students changing major must instead submit achange of major or minor form.

Step 2

Complete the QUT online registration form. You must have a valid QTAC number or current QUT student ID number to complete this step.

As part of the application process, you will be required to submit the following:

  • supporting documentation
  • two audition video YouTube links
  • one personal statement YouTube link.

You must pay the non-refundable $75application service fee via QUTPay. If you're applying via the Educational Access Scheme or the Centralised Assessment Selection Program, you are exempt from the fee.

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Your application is complete once you reach the confirmation notice screen and receive your confirmation email.

Step 3

Your video audition will then be assessed. You will be contacted in early October via the email address provided on your application if you have been successful in proceeding to a recall audition. Recall auditions will be conducted via Zoom in early October.

Supporting documentation

When submitting your online application, you will be required to upload your supporting documentation. This should include:

  • a CV of no more than two pages, outlining both formal and informal learning and experiences in the field of acting
  • a headshot or passport photo.

Please upload your supporting documentation as one combined file only.

Application preparation

Acting application preparation (PDF file, 1.26KB)

Acting audition pieces (PDF file, 2.01KB)

Recall auditions

If your audition is successful, you'll be required to attend a recall audition via Zoom.We will provide the Zoom meeting IDs in the recall audition email.

Recall auditions will be conducted in early October.

If you do not attend your recall audition you won't be considered for a place in the course.

Audition feedback

Due to the large number of applications received, the selection panel is unable to provide feedback to applicants.

When do I find out my audition outcome?

  • QTAC applications:outcomes will be viewable from mid November. The majority of offers will be made in mid-November and final offers prior to Christmas
  • change of major or minorapplications:if you have been recalled you will receive notification on your application outcomeby no later than early January

Selection process

To be considered for an offer you need to:

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  • Passthe audition
  • Have a competitive audition score

Advanced standing

If you have prior studies or work experience, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit). You can apply for advanced standing once you've been accepted to QUT. If you're in your first semester of study, you must apply for advanced standing within 10 days of receiving your offer.

More about advanced standing

Deferment

You can't defer your offer in this course. You must start in the semester you apply for.

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2022

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Admission was based on additional entry requirements only. Thus, no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.

You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile.

Minimum academic requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this course.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

Prerequisites

You must:

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  • complete a successful audition in Australia;
  • complete Australian Year 12 or equivalent qualification.

Important Dates

Applications for semester 1 2023close at 5pm Monday 26September 2022(Brisbane time).

How to apply

Step 1:

Apply for this course via theQUT Application Portal.

As part of your application you must submit your supporting documents including audition videos (via YouTube links).

Supporting documentsand audition videos

When submitting your application form, you will be required to submit supporting documents. This should include:

  • CV of no more than two pages, outlining both formal and informal learning and experiences in the field of acting;
  • headshot or passport photo;
  • you will also be required to film two audition videos and one personal statement video. These videos should be uploaded to YouTube, and URL links provided with your application.

Audition videos preparation

Our online audition preparation tutorial will show you how to record your videos. When uploading videos to YouTube, be sure to set to unlisted.

Personal statement video

Record a short video (three minutes maximum) of you talking directly to the camera, responding to the questions below. Please note that there is no right or wrong answer. We want to understand a little about you.

  • Who are you?
  • Where do you live?
  • What are you currently doing? (Are you working, or at school? If at school, which one? etc)
  • What are your interests outside of acting?
  • If you could change one thing in the world what would it be, and why?
  • What makes you want to study acting at QUT?
  • What else would you like us to know about you?

Audition videos

Acting audition pieces (PDF file, 2.01KB)

Choose, memorise and prepare for performance, two contrasting monologues in English, of no more than three minutes per piece. By contrasting we mean two pieces that show two different characters, or aspects of yourself.

Set up your equipment to make two videos of you performing your monologues to the camera (one monologue in each video). For one of your monologues you should film yourself in a mid-shot (so we only see the upper part of your body and face). For the other monologue you should film yourself in a wide shot (so we see your whole body moving about in the space). Do not make any edits of the performances themselves other than to ensure that the lighting and sound levels are satisfactory.

(Video) Ella Eade_ Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting)_Personal Statement

Step 2:

Your audition videoswill be assessed. You will be contacted in early October via the email address provided on your application if you have been successful in proceeding to a recall audition.Recall auditions will be conducted via Zoom in mid October.

Recall auditions

If your audition is successful, you will be required to attend a recall audition via Zoom.We willprovide the Zoom meeting IDs in the recall audition email.

Selection criteria

In the first round, the selection panel considers your connection between body, voice, emotional accessibility and range. The panel looks for evidence of stage and screen presence and potential in addressing the possibilities of the text emotionally and intellectually.

In the recall, the selection panel considers your expressivity, screen and stage presence, believability, and ability to respond appropriately to direction. A sense of language, rhythm and a capacity for sustained concentration is also highly regarded. The selection panel considers your identification with the thought process of your text and your potential for artistic development. The panel looks for evidence of a serious commitment to an acting career in stage, film and television, enthusiasm and readiness to take on challenges and a strong work ethic.

Audition feedback

Due to the large number of applications received, the selection panel is unable to provide feedback to applicants.

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests. Tests must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement.

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English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
PTE Academic/PTE Academic Online 58 50 50 50 50
Cambridge English Score
You must share your results with QUT through the Candidate Results Online website.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic / IELTS Online 6.5 6 6 6 6
TOEFL iBT / Home / Paper 79 16 16 21 18

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

FAQs

Is BFA good for acting? ›

With a heavier focus on visual arts courses and practical components, a BFA program may seem more apt for performing artists than the general liberal arts education offered by a B.A. program.

How many APS score needed for acting? ›

Selection criteria: To be considered for this qualification, applicants must have an Admission Point Score (APS) of at least 27.

Which degree is best to become an actor? ›

  1. Communication Degree. A degree in communications is a smart choice for an individual who is looking to become an actor or an actress. ...
  2. Drama Degree. ...
  3. Film Degree. ...
  4. Musical Theater Degree. ...
  5. Costume Design Degree. ...
  6. Stage Management. ...
  7. Screenwriting Degree. ...
  8. Directing/Theater Production.

What is bachelor of fine arts in acting? ›

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting) is a three-year full-time degree that provides you with an intensive studio-based learning environment at the Victorian College of the Arts where you will develop holistically as an actor.

Is a BFA hard? ›

The difficulty is subjective. Still, BFA programs are often described as more intense and rigorous than BA programs, with higher technical standards. They are meant to prepare serious artists for their careers in competitive fields.

Is it better to have a BA or BFA? ›

Your choice between a Bachelor in Fine Arts (BFA) degree and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree will come down to your educational and career goals. With the BA, you'll take more liberal arts courses (general studies such as literature, history, etc.). With the BFA, you'll focus more on intensive art and design studies.

What subjects do actors need? ›

Here are some qualification suggestions to assist you:
  • Bachelor of Arts (Drama)
  • Diploma in Drama.
  • BTech in Drama.
  • Short courses in Drama/Acting.
  • Workshops.
  • Part-time acting classes.
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Which subjects are required to study acting? ›

There are no formal education requirements to become an actor but a bachelor's degree in theater arts, drama, acting and performing, may be helpful in learning technical skills. Experience is of great importance in this career, as experience leads to bigger and higher paying roles.

What qualifications do I need to be an actor? ›

You'll need:
  • knowledge of the fine arts.
  • the ability to work well with others.
  • persistence and determination.
  • the ability to use your initiative.
  • a good memory.
  • to be flexible and open to change.
  • knowledge of English language.
  • knowledge of media production and communication.

Is acting a good career? ›

The acting industry can be a profitable one. For every acting job, actors are paid to show up on set and act their hearts out! And acting jobs can be found all over the world in huge cities like London and New York City. Acting is a wonderful career that allows you to learn new skills and meet new people.

Which country is best for acting career? ›

Best countries to study acting
  • Acting in USA.
  • Acting in UK.
  • Acting in Canada.
  • Acting in Ireland.
  • Acting in Germany.

How many years does it take to study for acting? ›

Acting degrees typically last three years; you can apply straight from school or college, though you might find it helps to do a foundation course first. Masters (MA) acting degrees. Masters degrees in acting are aimed at students who've already been to university to study another subject first.

Is a degree necessary for an actor? ›

Although there is no requirement for an Actor to have a degree to work in the theatre industry, many Actors will train at drama school or university to gain a degree.

How hard is it to get into a BFA program? ›

Most of these programs are incredibly competitive, many accepting 25 students or less each year, and with thousands of students auditioning each year, the process for getting into one of these schools is often demanding and, let's be real, cutthroat.

Why is it called a Bachelor of Arts? ›

Bachelor of arts (BA or AB; from the Latin baccalaureus artium, baccalaureus in artibus, or artium baccalaureus) is a bachelor's degree awarded for an undergraduate program in the arts, or, in some cases, other disciplines.

Is BFA a good degree? ›

Is BFA a good degree? A. Yes, BFA is a good degree course. Candidates who are passionate about making a career in the creative field can pursue this course.

How many years is a BFA degree? ›

As a bachelor's degree, a BFA typically takes between four and five years of full-time study to earn. That will likely include completing a minimum of 120 college credits and possibly a final project that showcases your talents, though requirements vary by school.

Which course is best in BFA? ›

BFA Highlights

The main areas of study in BFA are visual arts, performing or fine arts such as painting, animation or pottery. The main course of study in BFA is the visual arts.

What is the difference between BFA and BA in acting? ›

In a nutshell, a BA is deemed as a more general degree while a BFA is considered as more of a professional, specialized qualification. That's not to denigrate the value of a BA acting degree; it simply reflects how attitudes towards each have formed in the industry over the years.

Is Bachelor of Fine Arts the same as Bachelor of Arts? ›

BA is Bachelor of Arts, and BFA is Bachelor of Fine Arts. One of the main differences that can be seen between BA and BFA, is that one is a general degree and the other a professional one. While the Bachelor of Arts is only a general degree, the Bachelor of Fine Arts is a professional degree.

Do you need a BFA to be an artist? ›

Yes, in most cases. The BFA prepares you to be a professional artist, which also means in commercial settings.

Is it hard to become an actor? ›

Becoming a professional actor can be incredibly hard, actors have to deal with a lot of rejection. But that doesn't mean it's impossible. If an actor is hardworking, dedicated to learning and persistent enough; it is definitely possible to become a professional actor.

How many hours do actors work? ›

11 Significant Factors Determining Working Hours per Week for TV Actors
CountryHow many hours a week do TV actors work
United States80 to 100 hours
China40 to 44 hours
India45 to 84 hours
Japan40 hours
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How much do actors get paid? ›

According to Glassdoor, actors make an average of $45,397 per year, with $152,000 the highest and $14,000 the lowest earnings. In comparison, models make $70,294 per year on average, while theater actors make $52,213 per year.

Do you need good grades to be an actor? ›

There are no formal education requirements to become an actor but a bachelor's degree in theater arts, drama, acting and performing, may be helpful in learning technical skills. Experience is of great importance in this career, as experience leads to bigger and higher paying roles.

What is the dress code for actors? ›

Actors should wear what's comfortable. And wear what makes you feel good. Wear clothes that help you feel the role, sure, but this is not about “dressing up” for the role. We've seen female actors falling off of heels.

Do actors like their job? ›

Actors are one of the happiest careers in the United States. At CareerExplorer, we conduct an ongoing survey with millions of people and ask them how satisfied they are with their careers. As it turns out, actors rate their career happiness 4.2 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 3% of careers.

Can an actor be shy? ›

Shy people can be actors because an actor's shyness becomes irrelevant if the actor can make themselves feel that they have complete privacy. You can develop this ability to tune out the outside world by practicing your lines in public, watching your own performances, and doing improv in groups.

Do actors have to memorize all their lines? ›

But actors rarely memorize the entire script before the filming starts. They become familiar with the text and then memorize parts of the script one by one as the filming goes on. Remember that actors need to read the script multiple times before they start rehearsing.

Is acting a skill or talent? ›

Acting is a skill. Like most skills it's aided by natural talent, but that's not enough. So how do you develop your acting skills and become the confident, captivating actor that you dream of?

Why is acting difficult? ›

It does require skill. You cannot just wake up one day and be a great actor. It takes time to train your eye and brain to look for action in lines, to figure out where and when to make bold choices and when to keep them subtle.

Why do actors quit acting? ›

Those who do retire often make the decision involuntarily due to a personal tragedy, while others become disillusioned after getting pigeonholed into roles they never wanted. Some, often child actors, leave the movie business because they consider it hostile or toxic.

Is life of an actor hard? ›

If you're fortunate to be working as an actor usually life is pretty good. It's mostly well paid work, when on film or TV, and the people you work with are mostly passionate and friendly. Most actors live a combination of both lives, which can also be tough. The oscillation can be draining.

How do I start my acting career? ›

Take care of yourself.
  1. Audition. Audition for small roles in commercials, local productions, television shows or movies. ...
  2. Learn. Learn as much about the newest trends and techniques as you can. ...
  3. Take a flexible job. ...
  4. Network. ...
  5. Get a headshot. ...
  6. Attend workshops. ...
  7. Go online. ...
  8. Take every audition.

Who is the No 1 richest actor in the world? ›

In 2022, Jerry Seinfeld is the richest actor in the world with a net worth of $950 million. Who is the 2nd richest actor in the world? Tyler Perry with a net worth of $800 million.

Can I start acting at 25? ›

You're Not Too Old to Start Your Acting Career—If You Do It Right. Let's get this out of the way: No, you are not too old to start your acting career. Whatever age you are now, there are opportunities for you to perform on stage and on screen. But that doesn't mean they will come easy.

How hard is it to get into a BFA program? ›

Most of these programs are incredibly competitive, many accepting 25 students or less each year, and with thousands of students auditioning each year, the process for getting into one of these schools is often demanding and, let's be real, cutthroat.

Do actresses need a degree? ›

Attend acting classes

There is no formal education required to be an actress. However, most professional actresses have participated in acting conservatories or college drama courses.

What is the difference between BFA and BS? ›

Programs focused on mathematics, science, and technical topics lead to BS or BAS degrees, while those that concentrate on humanities or arts subjects culminate in BA or BFA credentials.

What is the difference between a BFA and a BA in musical theatre? ›

A BFA requires more credits focused purely on the craft, while a B.A. offers room to study other theatre disciplines, or other topics entirely.

Can you get a BFA from Harvard? ›

The Fine Arts program at Harvard awarded 5 bachelor's degrees in 2019-2020. About 40% of these degrees went to men with the other 60% going to women.
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Harvard Fine & Studio Arts Bachelor's Program.
Ethnic BackgroundNumber of Students
Other Races2
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Is musical theater acting? ›

Musical theatre is a theatrical performance that includes four major elements: songs, spoken dialogue, acting, and dance.

What does BA stand for in college? ›

The BA (Bachelor of Arts) degree is the principal liberal arts degree. All of our departments in the College of Arts and Sciences as well as several of our interdisciplinary programs offer at least one BA program.

Which country is best for acting career? ›

Best countries to study acting
  • Acting in USA.
  • Acting in UK.
  • Acting in Canada.
  • Acting in Ireland.
  • Acting in Germany.

How hard is it to become an actor? ›

Becoming a professional actor can be incredibly hard, actors have to deal with a lot of rejection. But that doesn't mean it's impossible. If an actor is hardworking, dedicated to learning and persistent enough; it is definitely possible to become a professional actor.

What skills do actors need? ›

These are the desirable skills to become an ideal Actor or Performer:
  • Ability to take direction.
  • Ability to work as a team and also individually.
  • Good time keeping skills.
  • Reliability.
  • Ability to learn lines/directions.
  • Confidence in being in front of an audience.
  • Experience in improvisation/ad-libbing.
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Is a BFA a real degree? ›

BFA, or “Bachelor's in Fine Arts,” degrees are conferred in creative programs such as dance, musical theatre, visual arts, drama, and more. BFA degrees are awarded for students who want most of their undergraduate experience to be in the fine arts.

Is a BFA degree good? ›

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree is considered to be the most prestigious bachelor's degree that you can receive in the visual arts. This option is for students who wish to gain as much experience and skill in photography as possible.

Is BFA a good course? ›

A. Yes, BFA is a good degree course. Candidates who are passionate about making a career in the creative field can pursue this course. There are multiple types of courses available in BFA.

What can I do with a BFA in theater? ›

Prepare for a career as an actor in the heart of Southern California's vibrant theatre community.
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Where This Degree Will Take You
  • Casting director.
  • Theatre director.
  • Screenwriter.
  • Artistic management.
  • Artistic director.
  • Literary agent and manager.
  • Lawyer.
  • Business leader.

Do you need a BFA to be on Broadway? ›

You Don't Need a College Degree to Perform on Broadway.

What is Bachelor of Arts in theatre and performance? ›

Theatre and Performance The four-year BA in Theatre and Performance programme covers the historical and theoretical developments in drama and film, as well as the theoretical and practical study of theatre, performance, and cognate disciplines.

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