Theatre and drama

Why study theatre and drama?

Study theatre, performance, plays, dramatic literature and theory, genre studies and criticism. Explore current and historical practice. You will have the opportunity to perform, direct and write plays, and work behind the scenes.

Career opportunities

Theatre companies and venues, drama teaching and other education, acting and production including film and television, creative arts activity and organisation, youth and social welfare, event management and government careers.

Short courses

We also offer single subject study. Visit our short courses page to find out more.


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Bachelor of Arts

Popular course

ATAR and location:Melbourne: 50.1Albury-Wodonga: 54.4Bendigo: 53Mildura: 60.8Shepparton: NA

Start dates: Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)Semester 1 (March), Semester 2 (July)

Duration: 3 years3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Bachelor of Creative Arts

ATAR and location:Melbourne: 52.4Bendigo: NAMildura: NP

Start dates: Semester 1 (March), Semester 2 (July)Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)

Duration: 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent.3 years.

Diploma of Arts

ATAR and location:Albury-Wodonga: NABendigo: NAMildura: NAShepparton: NA

Start dates: Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)Semester 1 (March), Semester 2 (July)

Duration: 1 year1 year full-time or part-time equivalent

Your study experience

Other ways into undergraduate study

Learn how you can plan a pathway into your preferred degree, including single subject entry. See also La Trobe University Access and Equity programs which support a variety of ways into undergraduate study for applicants who have experienced educational disadvantage.

Overseas study opportunities

There are many opportunities for La Trobe students to study overseas. Students from overseas can come to La Trobe and do a short term study abroad program. Some short courses are also available to international students.

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