Fast facts

Course type: Undergraduate degree
Course length: 3 years (full time only)
Location: On campus

2017 Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR): 60.00

For those completing the SACE (or interstate equivalent) the minimum ATAR required for consideration of entry is 60. 

Applicants are required to attend an audition and meet the university’s minimum entry scores.

Guaranteed entry ATAR: Not applicable
TAFElink: Not applicable
Bonus points
: Yes
Deferment: This course may not be deferred

Admission information setsFlinders University | Bachelor of Creative Arts

International students
FISC Foundation: 6.0, Gao Kao: Tier Two (Audition required as part of the admissions process)
English requirements

Course overview

The Bachelor of Creative Arts (Drama) aims to develop the creative, practical, critical and collaborative skills required to pursue a career in the performing arts in Australia.

Throughout the course you will combine practical training with a major sequence in an area of drama theory and electives of your choice.

You will develop generic skills such as independent thinking, critical evaluation and the ability to do research that will greatly increase your employment prospects in a very competitive environment.

What will I study? 

Refer to the course rule.

Why study Drama at Flinders?

  • We are respected for providing 'the intelligent alternative' in professional drama training, combining a solid grounding in performance theory with a high level of technical skill.
  • The Drama Centre program includes inter-cultural performance, contemporary text-based experimental theatre, physical theatre and acting and directing for film and television.
  • The Drama Centre's facilities include teaching and performance spaces, the 425-seat Matthew Flinders Theatre, dance and voice training studios, a three-camera television studio and a "black-box" studio that allows computer-controlled visual projections to be incorporated into live performance.
  • Our graduates include award winning actors, directors and playwrights such as Scott Hicks, Noni Hazelhurst, Gale Edwards, Michaela Cantwell, Victoria Hill, Benedict Andrews and Melissa Reeves. Others have been founding members of theatre companies, including Circus Oz, Red Shed, Brink Productions and The Border Project.

Career opportunities

What can I do with my Bachelor of Creative Arts degree?  

Combine with the Bachelor of Letters

The Bachelor of Letters is available to all students studying a degree at Flinders and is available in languages, English, creative writing, innovation and enterprise, and sports performance coaching. It enables you to follow your interests and aspirations and enhance your career prospects by undertaking a second area of study in addition to your primary degree. You will graduate with two qualifications, expanding your employment opportunities.

Entry requirements

Prerequisities: None

Domestic students: You can qualify for undergraduate courses through: year 12 qualifications, adult entry (STAT/Bridging Program), TAFE/VET qualification, higher education transfers. Flinders also offers a range of special access schemes. Refer to undergraduate study applications.

Additional requirements: To apply you need to submit an application through the South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre (SATAC), attend an audition and submit a completed and signed audition application form - Refer to Application guidelines and forms - Bachelor of Creative Arts (Drama) (PDF 654KB) .

International students: Entry and English requirements

Applications and annual fees

Domestic students
SATAC code: 214561
Mid year entry: No
Applications: SATAC Uniweb 
Annual fees:

Place type: Commonwealth supported

2018: $6,560

International students
CRICOS code: 048585G
Mid year entry: No
Applications: How to apply 
Annual fees:

2018: $25,800
2019: $27,600





  • Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated?
  • We accept international applications for programs commencing beyond the year advertised and tuition fees for these years will be higher. Please note that your tuition fees may be subject to an annual increase.

Credit transfer

Refer to credit transfer for further information.

Related courses 

Further study options

Course brochures

Domestic students

Creative arts and media (PDF 1MB)

International students

International course guides