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Examine, experience and create theatre in a program that offers one of the most comprehensive curriculums in Australia.

Encounter the spectrum of theatre practice through time and across cultures, from antiquity to today and most stages in between.

Work with leading global practitioners to develop work in our specialised studio facilities. Learn to understand the performances you see, and those you might want to make.

Graduates typically pursue creative roles within the arts sector like performing, directing, playwriting, writing and reviewing.


1 in Queensland for arts and humanities

QS World University Rankings 2024

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Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Drama teacher
  • Performing arts coordinator
  • Playwright
  • Acting coach
  • Theatre manager
  • Director
  • Speech and drama tutor
  • Performing and visual arts complex manager

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Overseas study
  • Studios
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Elements of Performance
  • The Theatre Experience
  • Experimentation in 20th Century Theatre
  • Australian Drama

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