Bachelor of Stage and Screen (Song Performance)

Bachelor of Screen and Stage (Song Performance)


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Full Time | Brisbane CBD


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 show reel, by the time you step out of the Conservatory.



Course Rationale and Content
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 Stage and Screen (Song Performance) is a practice-led multi-disciplinary course for Stage and Screen 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 stage and screen contexts.
Course Learning Outcomes Song Performance
Students will be able to:·      Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of stage and screen theories and performance styles across historical periods and cultures, to inform approaches to contemporary creative practice.

·      Critically evaluate and reflect on performance to develop artistry.

·      Generate contextually appropriate creative outputs, demonstrating a confluence of high-level academic, technical and practical skills.

·      Collaborate and develop relationships across multiple creative disciplines to facilitate professional level performance and production outcomes.

·      Develop neoteric storytelling content through investigation, innovation, and interdisciplinary practice.

·      Apply communication, public relations, and promotional skills in the marketing of productions.

·      Understand and apply professional career strategies and markets to enhance employability.

·      Conduct basic research, identifying and utilising relevant, reliable, credible, high-quality sources and information.

·      Apply physical, musical, vocal, choreographic, technical and emotional skills across: preparation/research, rehearsal, and performance components of the full production process.

Duration, Credit Points and Mode of Delivery
DurationTwo years full time – 3 x 14 week trimesters per year (equivalent to three years full time)
Credit PointsStudents must complete 240 credit points comprising: 70 credit points of core units and 170 credit points of major units.
DeliveryFace-to-face in Brisbane

Bachelor of Screen and Stage (Song Performance)

Course Structure Year 1

Course Code: BSSSND

TrimesterCore/ MajorUnit CodeSong and Dance UnitsCredit Points
T1CoreXAC101Research and Communication10
 MajorSND101Singing through Movement and Musicianship10
 MajorACT102Self Portrayal Skills10
 CoreACT103Script Analysis10
T2MajorACT104Introduction to Screen Acting10
 MajorACT105Speech in Performance10
 MajorSND103Song Performance – Contemporary Dance10
 MajorSND104Live Singing/Rap10
 MajorSND201Song Performance – Jazz Dance10
 MajorACT203Audition for Screen and Stage10
 MajorSND202Studio Singing/Rap10

Bachelor of Screen and Stage (Song Performance)


Course Structure Year 2

Course Code: BSSSND

TrimesterCore/ MajorUnit CodeSong and Dance UnitsCredit Points
T1CoreXAC201Career Planning and Arts Law10
 MajorSND203Song Writing and Performance10
 MajorSND204Song Performance – Hip Hop Dance10
 MajorSND205Song Performance – Latin Dance10
T2MajorACT301Advanced Emotional Content10
 CoreXAC301Performing Arts History and Koinonia15
 MajorSND301Applied Song and Dance Performance 1 (Group Video)15
T3MajorSND302Media Interview Strategies15
 CoreXAC302Genre and Adaptation15
 MajorSND303Applied Song & Dance Performance 2 (Solo Live Performance)10
 Total Credit Points240
Rules of Progression
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.
Other protocols for the course.
Entry Requirements
Entry is available to applicants with:·         an Australian Senior Certificate of Education or equivalent; OR

·         a Diploma or higher from an Australian higher education institution or an overseas equivalent qualification as assessed by AEI_NOOSR; AND

·         satisfactory English language proficiency at an English pass level in an Australian Senior Certificate of Education or equivalent; OR

o   a specified level of achievement in a recognised English language test such as: IELTS (or equivalent) at a score of at least 6.0 (with no individual band score less than 5.5); or TOEFL equivalent; AND

·         an Audition or Interview as outlined below

Song Performance

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:

·         Ability to move capably through a set physical/rhythmic routine

·         Ability to maintain a set vocal pattern

·         Ability to maintain vocal pitch

·          Demonstrated ability to take direction constructively

·         Demonstrated aptitude to integrate the above performance elements

Each of the above will be graded on a 10 point scale with applicants needing to attain a minimum of 7 for each criterion.


Bridging Options

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.

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