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Study mode

On campus
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Campus locations

Wagga Wagga
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Duration

3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
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Admission information

ATAR + criteria

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CSU has a variety of pathways and admissions requirements for study. Details of the types of 'bonus points' and other ATAR-related adjustments commonly available to applicants are set out in the CSU institutional admissions information and CSU's general admissions policy.

You can also view details about the applicants who commenced this course last year in the ATAR profile and See the student profile.

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Session availability

Session 1 201830

Please note: all sessions may not be available at all locations or through all study modes. Please check the Fees and course offerings section for more information.

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International students

  • This course is not available to international students.

Course highlights

Hands-on learning from the start

From your first day in CSU's Bachelor of Stage and Screen (Acting) you will take part in a busy practical program to learn the wide range of skills a professional performer needs, from acting, voice and movement to acting for the camera. You'll apply these skills to mainstage, studio and theatre productions and become involved in an active program of screen productions.

Exceptional educators

The course is taught by dedicated professionals with a wide range of industry experience. Committed to the business of theatre and/or television, our lecturers are specialists in acting (camera or stage), voice or movement. Staff have extensive experience in directing, ranging from mainstream to independent productions, from the classics to contemporary works, so you can be assured your mentors will be able to pass on diverse experiences to enrich your learning.

Valuable learning opportunities

You'll gain a competitive advantage in industry through practical learning, internships and other invaluable networking opportunities. A visiting artist program brings professionals of national and international repute to work alongside staff and students. Contextual studies are taught by specialists in screen and theatre studies, and you'll also have regular contact with lecturers from our television and design specialisations.

Industry-standard facilities

To give you a wide range of experience using the equipment and techniques found in contemporary workplaces, our facilities include industry-standard multi-camera television studio and control rooms; edit suites and audio studios; two specialist drama studios, which also double as rehearsal rooms and studio theatres; dressing room; lighting studio; costume / textile workshop; set and props workshop; and access to the Riverina Playhouse, a purpose-built 200-seat theatre.

This course is recognised by the professional guild, the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA). Although formal professional accreditation is not required to become an actor, recognition of the course by the MEAA assists the process of our graduates gaining the essential union card, without which they will not be able to gain award-rate contracts for paid employment.

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Please note that the following subjects have a Workplace Learning component:

VPA302 Industry and Internship Experience

Residential schools are a great way to practise what you are learning in a hands-on environment, and to meet your lecturers and classmates.

Some online courses include a residential school, where you will attend a CSU campus during certain sessions throughout your course.

The following subjects may have a residential school component:

From the early stages of your degree, you can apply for a range of international programs through CSU Global. You could take a session or two on exchange at one of CSU’s partner institutions across the world, go on a study tour during the holidays, or complete some of your practical placements in an unique location.

Are you after a unique CSU study experience? By participating in a CSU Global international study program you can gain a new perspective on where your degree can take you, and even complete your degree that little bit faster. CSU Global has many options available to fit with your course, interests and study needs.

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Career opportunities

As a graduate of CSU's acting degree, you will be well prepared to launch a career in film and television and on the stage.

Television and film

Explore acting roles in television or even on the silver screen through feature films; tele-features, mini-series, series drama, serial drama, comedies and infotainment programs; voice-overs; and television commercials.

Mainstage acting

Take to the spotlight through acting roles with mainstage or independent metropolitan theatre companies; regional theatre companies; or theatre for youth and educational theatre projects.

Behind the scenes

If you have your sights set on a more behind the scenes acting role, you may choose from roles in casting; theatre administration; producing; directing; event management; dramaturgy or playwriting.

If your dream career is in primary and high school drama teaching, with the addition of a Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) you can help shape the next generation of budding actors.

As a graduate of CSU's acting degree, you will be well prepared to launch a career in film and television and on the stage.

Television and film

Explore acting roles in television or even on the silver screen through feature films; tele-features, mini-series, series drama, serial drama, comedies and infotainment programs; voice-overs; and television commercials.

Mainstage acting

Take to the spotlight through acting roles with mainstage or independent metropolitan theatre companies; regional theatre companies; or theatre for youth and educational theatre projects.

Behind the scenes

If you have your sights set on a more behind the scenes acting role, you may choose from roles in casting; theatre administration; producing; directing; event management; dramaturgy or playwriting.

If your dream career is in primary and high school drama teaching, with the addition of a Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) you can help shape the next generation of budding actors.

Credit and pathways

Getting into uni isn’t just about your ATAR; we understand that if you’re given the chance to study something you’re passionate about, you can really shine. We offer a range of pathway options, including Early Entry – Schools Recommendation Scheme, Regional Bonus Points, and Indigenous Access Program (IAP) to help you get on track to your dream career.

Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

More about Credit

We understand that if you’re given the chance to study something you’re passionate about, you can really shine. We offer a range of pathway options, including Early Entry – Schools Recommendation Scheme, Regional Bonus Points, and Indigenous Access Program (IAP) to help you get on track to your dream career.

Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

More about Credit

If you’ve studied before, you may be able to fast-track your postgraduate degree with Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL). If you’ve completed relevant tertiary study, you could be awarded credit for your postgraduate degree. Get in touch to see if you’re eligible for credit based on your previous qualifications or industry experience.

Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

More about Credit

No special arrangements apply. Existing credit packages within the degrees replaced by this course will be renegotiated upon approval of the course documentation and structure.

Check your eligibility for credit

Fees and course offerings

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The section below is designed to allow you to select the option specific to your circumstances to discover the course fee and course offering information appropriate for you.

Bachelor of Stage and Screen (Acting)

Course Fees

If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, and meet the relevant citizenship and residency requirements, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place

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The Commonwealth Government has not yet released the fee ranges for the 2018 study area bands. Until this information is available, the 2018 indicative fees will remain as ‘To be approved’.
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If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, and meet the relevant citizenship and residency requirements, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place

Frequently Asked Questions on CSP open_in_new

1 year full-time ( points)

The Commonwealth Government has not yet released the fee ranges for the 2018 study area bands. Until this information is available, the 2018 indicative fees will remain as ‘To be approved’.
Please refer to the Study Assistopen_in_new website for the most up to date information.

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

More about Calculating Fees

It is important to note that the student contribution you pay will depend on the subjects you choose to study, as each subject has its own costs. The government assigns different price bands to a subject, depending on the discipline that subject belongs to.

Check out the subject fee calculator below to get a more accurate cost for your first year. The calculator will open in a new window, once open go to the Subjects section to review the subjects available for this course and enter them into the calculator.

The Australian Government indexes student contributions each year.

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Payment Options

  1. Pay all of your student contribution up front direct to the university
  2. Pay part of your student contribution to the university and defer the balance via a HECS-HELP open_in_new loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. Defer all of your student contribution via a HECS-HELP open_in_new loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

More information about Commonwealth Supported Places

Course Fees

A fee-paying student will pay a tuition fee for each subject in the course without the Australian government contributing any financial support to the university. But don’t be put off by the cost of study - eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-HELP open_in_new.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

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Course Fees

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

Payment Options

You can:

  1. pay all of your tuition fees up front direct to the university
  2. pay part of your tuition fees to the university and defer the balance via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. defer all of your tuition fees via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

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Course Fees

1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

Course Fees

CSU gives a discount on tuition fees to citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada and the United Kingdom.

Contact a Recruitment agent in your country who can answer your questions about CSU as well as help with the student visa application process.

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CSU gives a discount on tuition fees to citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada and the United Kingdom.

Contact a Recruitment agent in your country who can answer your questions about CSU as well as help with the student visa application process.

International recruitment agents

1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

More information about International Student Fees

Course Fees

This Course has limited Commonwealth supported places available.

Contact Us to see if you are eligible.

If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, and meet the relevant citizenship and residency requirements, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place

Frequently Asked Questions on CSP open_in_new

1 year full-time ( points)

The Commonwealth Government has not yet released the fee ranges for the 2018 study area bands. Until this information is available, the 2018 indicative fees will remain as ‘To be approved’.
Please refer to the Study Assistopen_in_new website for the most up to date information.

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Course Fees

This Course has limited Commonwealth supported places available.

Contact Us to see if you are eligible.

If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, and meet the relevant citizenship and residency requirements, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place

Frequently Asked Questions on CSP open_in_new

1 year full-time ( points)

The Commonwealth Government has not yet released the fee ranges for the 2018 study area bands. Until this information is available, the 2018 indicative fees will remain as ‘To be approved’.
Please refer to the Study Assistopen_in_new website for the most up to date information.

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

More about Calculating Fees

It is important to note that the student contribution you pay will depend on the subjects you choose to study, as each subject has its own costs. The government assigns different price bands to a subject, depending on the discipline that subject belongs to.

Check out the subject fee calculator below to get a more accurate cost for your first year. The calculator will open in a new window, once open go to the Subjects section to review the subjects available for this course and enter them into the calculator.

The Australian Government indexes student contributions each year.

Access the fee calculator

Payment Options

  1. Pay all of your student contribution up front direct to the university
  2. Pay part of your student contribution to the university and defer the balance via a HECS-HELP open_in_new loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. Defer all of your student contribution via a HECS-HELP open_in_new loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

More information about Commonwealth Supported Places

Course Fees

A fee-paying student will pay a tuition fee for each subject in the course without the Australian government contributing any financial support to the university. But don’t be put off by the cost of study - eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-HELP open_in_new.

Most postgraduate students in Australia will pay the full cost of their tuition, however if you are a CSU Alumni Student, you will receive a 10% discount.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

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Course Fees

A fee-paying student will pay a tuition fee for each subject in the course without the Australian government contributing any financial support to the university. But don’t be put off by the cost of study - eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-HELP open_in_new.

Most postgraduate students in Australia will pay the full cost of their tuition, however if you are a CSU Alumni Student, you will receive a 10% discount.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

Payment options

You can:

  1. pay all of your tuition fees up front direct to the university
  2. pay part of your tuition fees to the university and defer the balance via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. defer all of your tuition fees via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

More information about Fee Paying places

Course Fees

This course is associated with the Australian Government supported Research Training Program (RTP). The RTP scheme is administered by individual universities on behalf of the Department of Education and Training.

If you are a successful applicant for Research degree candidature, and you are an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, you won't pay any tuition fees.

You also won't need to pay the University's Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Applications for RTP Scholarships need to be made directly to CSU.

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Information on research fees and fee support

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Course Fees

Candidates who exceed their Research Training Program (RTP) entitlement are required to pay the appropriate domestic student tuition fee for their course. Eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-Help open_in_new.

If you are a CSU Alumni Student, you will receive a 10% discount on tuition fees.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

1 year full-time ( points)

1 year part-time ( points)

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

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Course Fees

Candidates who exceed their Research Training Program (RTP) entitlement are required to pay the appropriate domestic student tuition fee for their course. Eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-Help open_in_new.

If you are a CSU Alumni Student, you will receive a 10% discount on tuition fees.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

1 year full-time ( points)

1 year part-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

Payment Options

You can:

  1. pay all of your tuition fees up front direct to the university
  2. pay part of your tuition fees to the university and defer the balance via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. defer all of your tuition fees via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

More information about Fee Paying places

For more information on Fee Paying HDR students

For assistance contact the Research Office

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1 year full-time ( points)

1 year part-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

More information about International Student Fees

For assistance contact the Research Office

This international off-shore on campus offering is managed through a CSU partner organisation. Course fees will not be displayed here and should be discussed with the partner organisation.

Please contact us to find out more.

Session availability

This course is offered in the following sessions for enrolment:

Bachelor of Stage and Screen (Acting) specific fee details

Standard CSU fee details

Any fees and offerings are correct at the date of publishing. Fees are relevant for the year selected only and are subject to change in future years.

If you are an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident find out more about domestic fees. Eligible students can defer these fees through the HELP open_in_new government student loan system.

If you are an international student, find out more about international fees.

Additional course-related expenses you may need to consider:

  • Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF)
  • Textbooks (you may be able to purchase these second-hand)
  • Travel and accommodation expenses for any workplace learning, field trips or residential schools
  • Uniforms (e.g. shirts, polo tops, scrubs or overalls)
Skye Bealham – Bachelor of Stage and Screen (Acting)

"I chose to come to CSU as I had heard from a lot people that CSU offered a really good acting program among the universities. It was recommended to me."

Skye Bealham – Bachelor of Stage and Screen (Acting)

Subjects

For each 8 point subject you are enrolled in, you should expect to spend 10 to 12 hours per week working on assignments and assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, and attending lectures, residential schools, or examinations.

If you are studying four subjects per session, this is equivalent to a full-time job. The workload for some subjects may vary as a result of approved course design.

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Please note: this course offers a number of specialisations detailed in the course structure below. You will only need to complete the subjects relevant to your chosen specialisation in addition to core foundation subjects.

The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN STAGE AND SCREEN
Exit point only

Students must satisfactorily complete 128 points to graduate with an Associate Degree. Of these, 32 points are allocated to core studies, 72 points are allocated a discipline specialisation (see Bachelor specialisation subjects listed below - note that under CSU policy students cannot be awarded an Associate Degree with a specialisation noted), and 24 points are allocated to an elective study strand of the student’s choice from offerings within the School of Communication & Creative Industries (or from other schools, with the approval of the Course Director).

Core subjects:
CCI100 Introduction to Media Production
COM111 Professional Writing
IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities
ETH205 Ethics and Law for Creative Industries


BACHELOR OF STAGE AND SCREEN (SPECIALISATION)

Students must satisfactorily complete 192 points to graduate. Of these, 56 points are allocated to core studies and capstone collaborative projects, 104 points are allocated to a discipline specialisation, and 32 points are allocated to an elective study strand of the student’s choice from offerings within the School of Communication & Creative Industries (or from other schools with the approval of the Course Director).

All subjects have a value of 8 points unless otherwise stated.

Core subjects:
CCI100 Introduction to Media Production
COM111 Professional Writing
IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities
ETH205 Ethics and Law for Creative Industries
CCI300 Professional Practice in Communication and Creative Industries (24 points)

Specialisation subjects:

Acting specialisation

ACT120 Fundamentals of Acting
ACT101 Fundamentals of Voice and Movement
ACT121 Techniques of Acting
VPA111 Live Studio Collaboration
ACT201 The Actor and the Process
VPA200 Creative External Production
ACT202 The Actor and Performance
VPA209 Studio and Location Practice
COM220 Script Analysis and Interpretation
VPA303 Stage and Screen Project 1 (16 points)
COM323 Culture, Creativity and Storytelling
VPA 302 Industry and Internship Experience

Design specialisation
DES107 Design Implementation
DES109 Introduction to Stage & Screen Design
DES108 Design Communication
VPA111 Live Studio Collaboration
DES213 Design and Production 1
VPA200 Creative External Production
DES214 Design and Production 2
VPA209 Studio and Location Practice
COM220 Script Analysis and Interpretation
VPA303 Stage and Screen Project 1 (16 points)
COM323 Culture, Creativity and Storytelling
VPA302 Industry and Internship Experience

Multiplatform Producing and Storytelling specialisation
MPI111 Multiplatform Concepts and Storytelling
MPI112 Business of Multiplatform
MPI113 Multiplatform Construction
VPA106 Introduction to Sound Platform
MPI221 World Design and Creation
TVP106 Television Production
COM220 Script Analysis and Interpretation
MPI303 Multimedia Production Project
GRP209 Design for Communication OR PHT116 Introduction to Digital Photography
VPA303 Stage and Screen Project (16 points)
COM323 Culture, Creativity and Storytelling
VPA302 Industry and Internship Experience

Sound specialisation
VPA101 Fundamentals of Design
VPA104 Introduction to Digital Imaging
VIS101 Visual Communication
VPA106 Introduction to Sound Production
VPA111 Live Studio Collaboration OR VFX105 3D Modelling and Rendering OR COM112 Digital Media
OR GRP225 Experimental Design
VPA216 Interactive Sound and Space
TVP203 Television Post Production
VPA213 Music Technology
VPA215 Broadcast Sound
VPA315 Portfolio (16 points)
ART304 Aspects of Design
ART222 Art, Technology and Culture

Television specialisation
TVP105 Television Technology
TVP106 Television Production 2
VPA106 Introduction to Sound Production
VPA111 Live Studio Collaboration
TVP203 Television Post Production
VPA200 Creative External Production
COM220 Script Analysis and Interpretation
TVP204 Outside Broadcast Production
VPA209 Studio and Location Practice
VPA303 Stage and Screen Project (16 points)
COM323 Culture, Creativity and Storytelling
VPA302 Industry and Internship Experience

Elective Subjects (32 points)
Students undertake four electives (32 points) chosen from elective offerings within the School of Communication & Creative Industries, or from other schools through consultation and with the approval of the Course Director (e.g. script writing offerings from the School of Humanities & Social Sciences).

Acting specialisation – full-time:

Year 1 - Session 1
ACT120 Fundamentals of Acting
ACT101 Fundamentals of Voice and Movement
COM111 Professional Writing
CCI100 Introduction to Media Production

Year 1 - Session 2
ACT121 Techniques of Acting
VPA111 Live Studio Collaboration
IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities
[ ] Elective

Year 2 - Session 1
ACT201 The Actor and Process
VPA200 Creative External Production
COM220 Script Analysis and Interpretation
[ ] Elective

Year 2 - Session 2
ACT202 The Actor & Performance
VPA209 Studio & Location Practice
ETH205 Ethics & Law for Creative Industries
[ ] Elective

Students may exit at this point with an Associate Degree in Stage and Screen.

Year 3 - Session 1
VPA303 Stage & Screen Project (16 points)
COM323 Culture, Creativity & Storytelling
[ ] Elective

Year 3 - Session 2
CCI300 Professional Practice in Communication and Creative Industries (24 points)
VPA302 Industry & Internship Experience


Design specialisation – full-time:

Year 1 - Session 1
DES107 Design Implementation
DES109 Introduction to Stage & Screen Design
COM111 Professional Writing
CCI100 Introduction to Media Production

Year 1 - Session 2
DES108 Design Communication
VPA111 Live Studio Collaboration
IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities
[ ] Elective

Year 2 - Session 1
DES213 Design & Production 1
VPA200 Creative External Production
COM220 Script Analysis and Interpretation
[ ] Elective

Year 2 - Session 2
DES214 Design and Production 2
VPA209 Studio & Location Practice
ETH205 Ethics & Law for Creative Industries
[ ] Elective

Students may exit at this point with an Associate Degree Stage and Screen.

Year 3 - Session 1
VPA303 Stage & Screen Project (16 points)
COM323 Culture, Creativity & Storytelling
[ ] Elective

Year 3 - Session 2
CCI300 Professional Practice in Communication and Creative Industries (24 points)
VPA302 Industry & Internship Experience
 

Multiplatform Producing and Storytelling specialisation – full-time:

Year 1 - Session 1
MPI111 Multiplatform Concepts and Storytelling
MPI112 Business of Multiplatform
COM111 Professional Writing
CCI100 Introduction to Media Production

Year 1 - Session 2
MPI113 Multiplatform Construction
VPA106 Introduction to Sound Production
IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities
[ ] Elective

Year 2 - Session 1
MPI221 World Design and Creation
TVP106 Television Production
COM220 Script Analysis and Interpretation
[ ] Elective

Year 2 - Session 2
MPI303 Multimedia Production Project
GRP209 Design for Communication OR PHT116 Introduction to Digital Photography
ETH205 Ethics and Law for Creative Industries
[ ] Elective

Year 3 - Session 1
VPA303 Stage and Screen Project (16 points)
COM323 Culture, Creativity and Storytelling
[ ] Elective

Year 3 - Session 2
CCI300 Professional Practice in Communication and Creative Industries (24 points)
VPA302 Industry and Internship Experience


Sound specialisation – full-time:

Year 1 - Session 1
CCI100 Introduction to Media Production
VPA101 Fundamentals of Design
VPA104 Introduction to Digital Imaging
VIS101 Visual Communication

Year 1 - Session 2
VPA106 Introduction to Sound Production
VPA111 Live Studio Collaboration OR VFX105 3D Modelling and Rendering OR COM112 Digital Media
OR GRP225 Experimental Design
COM111 Professional Writing
[ ] Elective

Year 2 - Session 1
VPA216 Interactive Sound and Space
TVP203 Television Post Production
IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities
[ ] Elective

Year 2 - Session 2
VPA213 Music Technology
VPA215 Broadcast Sound
ETH205 Ethics and Law for Creative Industries
[ ] Elective

Year 3 - Session 1
VPA315 Portfolio (16 points)
ART304 Aspects of Design
[ ] Elective

Year 3 - Session 2
CCI300 Professional Practice in Communication and Creative Industries (24 points)
ART222 Art, Technology and Culture


Television specialisation – full-time:

Year 1 - Session 1
TVP105 Television Technology
TVP106 Television Production 2
COM111 Professional Writing
CCI100 Introduction to Media Production

Year 1 - Session 2
VPA106 Introduction to Sound Production
VPA111 Live Studio Collaboration
IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities
[ ] Elective

Year 2 - Session 1
TVP203 Television Post Production
VPA200 Creative External Production
COM220 Script Analysis and Interpretation
[ ] Elective

Year 2 - Session 2
TVP204 Outside Broadcast Production
VPA209 Studio & Location Practice
ETH205 Ethics & Law for Creative Industries
Elective

Students may exit at this point with an Associate Degree Stage and Screen.

Year 3 - Session 1
VPA303 Stage & Screen Project (16 points)
COM323 Culture, Creativity & Storytelling
[ ] Elective

Year 3 - Session 2
CCI300 Professional Practice in Communication and Creative Industries (24 points)
VPA302 Industry & Internship Experience

Graduation requirements

As a CSU student, throughout your course you have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to your discipline. This ongoing development will enable you to effectively participate in your course and graduate prepared to enter the workforce.

Minimum Graduation Requirements

Students must complete 192 points at pass level or better.

Additional Graduation Requirements

N/A

Support

Finishing high school this year? Taking a few years off to find out what you really want to do in life? Need to attend classes from anywhere in the world?

When you study with CSU, we’ll be with you all the way, helping you develop your study and academic skills in person, online or over the phone. Whatever your situation, Student Central is your first point of call as a CSU student. Our friendly support team can answer all your questions, whether you are studying on campus or online.

When you study with CSU, we’ll be with you all the way, helping you develop your study and academic skills in person, online or over the phone. Whatever your situation, Student Central is your first point of call as a CSU student. Our friendly support team can answer all your questions, whether you are studying on campus or online.

When it comes to postgraduate study, we understand that having the right kind of support is key to your success. You’ll enjoy flexible learning that allows you to fit study into your life, at a time that suits you. Our team are only a phone call or email away and you can even use our online chat for any questions you may have. We can also help you connect with scholarships, grants, loans, and assistance that can make further study affordable. At CSU, we’re with you every step of the way.

As a HDR candidate, we recognise you’ll need specialised support to help you achieve your research goals. Our dedicated Research Office is your central point of contact for researchers and supervisors. CSU also has a number of Research Support Services designed to support researchers, supervisors and HDR candidates across their research endeavours and careers. Academic and personal support is available including Indigenous services, international support, counselling, disability services, equity and diversity, health information, spiritual support, mentoring, child care support, professional development and more.

Prospective Higher Degree by Research candidates may apply for a scholarship to cover their tuition fees, living costs and research costs. Please visit the CSU Higher Degree by Research Scholarships for more information. The main round of Australian Government funded Research Training Program scholarships is normally open for applications in September and October each year.

We have a wide range of scholarships available to help you with the costs of studying at CSU. There are scholarships based on academic performance or your personal circumstances. Other scholarships and grants cover specific costs like accommodation and textbooks, and some offer funds that you can use in any way to enhance your university experience. Find a scholarship to suit your needs and apply now.

Indigenous students can access the Indigenous Academic Success Program (IASP). This free program is available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled at CSU. It gives you one-on-one access to tutors to help you with your assessments and prepare you for exams.

International students

Gain an internationally recognised qualification with CSU at one of our vibrant regional campuses, or study online from the comfort of your own home - anywhere in the world!

You can also study accounting, business and information technology courses at a CSU Study Centre in Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney.

Browse through the tabs below for more information or visit our International website to discover more about an Australian university experience like no other.

Please note: if you choose to study online with CSU, the course study mode will not meet necessary requirements for granting Australian student visas.

There are minimum Academic and English Language requirements for admission to CSU courses. These requirements ensure that our students have the best chance for success. Minimum requirements can vary from country to country, so please take some time to review our entry requirements  before starting your application. If you cannot find the requirements for your country please contact us.

At CSU, we understand that you are making a financial investment in your future and we want to make sure that you receive the best value for money for your education. That’s why our students enjoy more affordable course tuition fees than other Australian universities, while still receiving a high standard of education.

Tuition fees are set for the duration of your course and don’t go up each year.

CSU Alumni receive a discount on fee-paying postgraduate courses – so if you study your bachelor’s degree with us, and decide to continue your studies at CSU, you could save 10 per cent off your postgraduate tuition.

Please note: whether you study on campus or online, textbooks and other items that you may be required to purchase during your study are not included in the tuition fees.

More information on tuition and other fees.

More information on fees for on-campus study in Australia.

Aside from course tuition fees, all students who choose to study on campus incur other fees such as accommodation, Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF), Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) and other living expenses.

If you choose to study online, some subjects may require you to attend compulsory residential schools in Australia. Residential schools are held on campus in Australia for up to five days during certain sessions.

Please check the residential schools tab in the Course highlights section above (or your offer of admission if your application is successful) for more information on which subjects may have a residential school component.

Online courses for international students do not meet the requirement for an Australian Student Visa, therefore you will need to check that you can obtain an appropriate visa for any residential school session. For more information about visas, visit the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection. More information about residential schools can be found on our Future Students Hub.

CSU campuses offer a uniquely Australian living experience. Most of our campuses have accommodation on-site with many of the buildings nestled among gum trees with native wildlife like kangaroos and kookaburras sharing the space. Off-campus accommodation options can also be arranged.

Few universities in Australia can match the range of accommodation available at CSU’s campuses. Campus life offers all the facilities of a small village with community spirit, helping you to meet lots of new friends while living in a safe and secure environment.

Find out more about CSU’s accommodation options.

Whether you choose to study online or on campus, our international support services can make all the difference. From managing visa requirements to study support, and career advice, we’ve got you covered and our friendly staff will help make your university experience one you will never forget.

At CSU, we work with trained international recruitment agents in more than 40 countries to help you find the course and study option that is right for you. Our agents can assist you to apply for study either on campus in Australia or online. Depending on your country of citizenship you may be required to apply to CSU via an agent. Visit our International agents page for more information.

How to apply

Applying to CSU is easy. Choose how you want to apply below, or get in touch with CSU and we can help you with your application.

Supplementary application forms

Universities Admissions Centre
(UAC)

Are you a school leaver wanting to study on campus?

Important dates

30 Sep 2017
UAC on time applications close

Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre
(VTAC)

Want to study at Albury-Wodonga Campus and don’t live in NSW or ACT?

Important dates

16 Jan 2018
VTAC first round offers released

Charles Sturt University
(CSU)

Are you a non-school leaver or do you want to study online?

Important dates

10 Nov 2017
2017 Session 3 Final date for late applications

1 Dec 2017
2018 Session 1 Late Application date

23 Feb 2018
2018 Session 2 Applications open

Check the full list of application dates open_in_new

Apply direct to CSU

Are you a non-school leaver or do you want to study online?

Important dates

10 Nov 2017
2017 Session 3 Final date for late applications

1 Dec 2017
2018 Session 1 Late Application date

23 Feb 2018
2018 Session 2 Applications open

Check the full list of application dates open_in_new

Apply anytime

Applications for our research degrees can be lodged at any time. Before applying, you should make contact with the appropriate Sub-Dean of Graduate Studies.

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