Brisbane City Campus
Do you want to sing and dance? Start your career as a professional singer and dancer for the music video industry and more.
Experience Australia’s first and only Bachelor course in commercial Song Performance. This is a uniquely built Bachelor degree that combines two courses in one. If you can sing, but can’t really dance; or can dance, but can’t really sing; or have aspirations to do both, but need training in both, this course can help you.
• Fundamentals of voice and body training. Learn to sing, rap, dance, act, write music, perform in music videos, and record.
• Practical performance skills are complemented by: critical analysis, contextual awareness, and independent research
• Taught side-by-side with Film production and Acting students.
• Opportunity to create and appear in your own music video clip and build a showreel, by the time you step out of the Conservatory.
A Bachelor degree has become the entry level benchmark internationally for the industry which demands higher order skills across: Executive, Production, Creative, and Technical roles. The exponential development of digital technology, in both live and screen contexts, demands a multi-disciplinary approach to integrate the technical and the creative. The Bachelor of Screen and Stage (Song Performance) is a practice-led multi-disciplinary course for Screen and Stage production and performance, underpinned by broad theoretical knowledge; contextual understanding; highly developed analytical and critical thinking skills, embedded in professional practice. The underlying philosophical approach is based in and informed by the ancient Greek philosophy of “Koinonia” reconciled with 21st century practice.The Song Performance discipline is designed to enhance and integrate the complementary skills of Song Performance, which are increasingly in demand not only in the contemporary stage musical, but also in the rapid growth sector of the music video clip. Graduates from the Song Performance discipline will emerge with an outstanding range of technical performance skills and also critical thinking, analytical and communication skills. This range of micro and macro knowledge and skills will provide professional level performance skills, and broader contextual analysis to navigate through their professional careers, so as to maximise their opportunities. Graduates from the Song Performance program will, therefore, emerge as articulate, skilled, contextually aware, professionals who are eminently employable across screen and stage contexts.
Students will be able to:
Duration: Two years full time – 3 x 14 week trimesters per year (equivalent to three years full time)
Credit Points: Students must complete 240 credit points comprising: 70 credit points of core units and 170 credit points of major units.
Delivery: Face-to-face in Brisbane
FEE-HELP is a loan scheme that assists eligible fee paying domestic students enrolled at the Australian Performing Arts Conservatory to pay their tuition fees. FEE-HELP can cover all or part of a student’s tuition fees. Over their lifetime, a student may borrow through FEE-HELP an amount up to the FEE-HELP limit to pay their tuition fees. To find out more, visit FEE-HELP.
The Bachelor of Screen and Stage is completed in two years of full-time study in fast track mode (equivalent to three years full time or six years part-time). Each trimester consists of a load of four units, and there are three trimesters per year. Students must successfully complete pre-requisites where indicated in the unit outlines.
Entry is available to applicants with:
An interview and capability assessment is mandatory and will be conducted by an assessment panel comprising a minimum of two qualified assessors. The capability assessment will take the form of a 5-point assessment in accordance with the following criteria:
Each of the above will be graded on a 10 point scale with applicants needing to attain a minimum of 7 for each criterion.
Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may undertake bridging courses in English, Foundation Studies or other courses, at another provider prior to enrolling in the course.