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Performing Arts , Master of Professional Practice, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #601 (WUR) ,
You’ll meet and learn from some of Australia’s leading Arts leaders and become industry-ready through a series of intensive training units in acting, physical theatre, directing, devising, producing, auditioning, networking, marketing, grant writing, administration, finance and sports psychology.


Led by the award-winning Lynne Bradley, founder of Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre, this innovative practice-based program provides emerging artists with a unique opportunity to acquire the skills and contacts required to make the transition into the professional performing arts industry. If you’re an established artist, this is an excellent opportunity to take your professional experience and qualifications to the next level.

Bridging the gap between academic study and artistic pursuit, this program will see you develop your own niche area and future-proof your career in the performing arts industry. You'll focus on:

·        Building your creative entrepreneurial skills – Aimed at making the connection between artist creativity and business savvy, you’ll upskill in the areas of business and peak performance psychology, increase your financial literacy, and meet and network with a number of key leaders and creative entrepreneurs currently working in Australia.

·        Strengthening your career plans – Through exposure to a number of different artistic fields, including directing, producing, teaching, administration, finance, and one-on-one career coaching, you’ll identify your strengths and weaknesses and plan your future career pathway within the arts industry.

·        Honing your leadership skills – Through sessions on sports psychology, a focus on health and wellbeing, a rigorous and truthful learning environment, and regular assessment meetings, you’ll build your mental, emotional and physical tenacity.

·        Advanced actor-training, specialising in physical theatre – Be immersed in weekly physical theatre and acting lessons, and a unit on auditioning. The year will culminate with a graduating performance.

Career options include performing, directing, producing, arts management, marketing, teaching/actor training in the performing arts industry, other aligned creative industries, community organisations and government departments.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Dynamic Actor
  • The Creative Entrepreneur
  • Devising
  •  Directing and Producing
  • Final Performance Project

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    144 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • CRICOS code: 092668E

To be considered for admission, candidates are required to:

  • Possess an AQF Level 7 undergraduate degree in the Performing Arts or related Creative Industries field; and
  • Complete a short personal statement addressing the criteria (refer to application form)
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      44800 AUD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 22400 AUD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
    • National

      44800 AUD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 22400 AUD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

    Living costs for Brisbane

    • 1402 - 2530 AUD/month
      Living Costs

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