Bachelor of Dramatic Art (Conversion)

Course 817-CO (2009)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2009.

Year and Campus: 2009
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Undergraduate


Student and Academic ServicesFaculty of the Victorian College of the Arts
Course Overview:

This course enables holders of the Diploma of Dramatic Art (VCA) to convert their qualification into a Bachelor of Dramatic Art (VCA). Students would need to complete units of study comprising 50 points. These units may include a Portfolio of Professional Experience; Special Projects and units from other VCA courses.

Students need to complete units of study comprising 50 points in order to qualify for the Bachelor of Dramatic Art (Acting). Thus a student can enrol for 6 months full-time or one-year part-time. There are two alternative pathways

  • Graduates who have pursued a full professional career in their chosen art form since graduating;
  • Graduates who have spent some time in the profession but have now moved into a different area.

Professional Pathway:
Students who can demonstrate documentary evidence of continued high level performance in the field may take:

  • 757 Professional Experience Portfolio 50 points

Standard Pathway:
Students must acquire points through a selection from the following:

757-338 Performance Project 50 points 757-339 Course Work Study 25 points 757-340 Special Project (off campus) 25 points

A student may elect to do two special projects of 25 points or units amounting to 50 points.


If a student is to take out the current degree, it is essential that she/he demonstrates the ability to work in a sustained way at a level appropriate to the final year of the degree as it is now. The Victorian College of the Arts therefore considers it appropriate that a student coming into the Bachelor of Dramatic Art with the diploma should acquire another 50 points of final year study.

Subject Options:
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
Semester 1, Semester 2
Semester 1, Semester 2
Semester 1, Semester 2
Entry Requirements:

Candidates must have completed the Diploma of Arts in Dramatic Art (VCA).

Candidates for admission will be required to present a written submission that is designed to test their level of professional accomplishment.

Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:

Graduate Attributes: None

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