Acting and Theatre

The VCA Acting and Theatre program produces some of Australia’s finest practitioners in both traditional and contemporary theatre.

Study Acting and Theatre at the VCA

Our Acting and Theatre program draws together the elements of contemporary theatre practice – writing, theatre making, devised work, actor skills, direction and stagecraft.

At undergraduate level the program is designed to train actors and theatre makers, incorporating voice, movement, performance and stagecraft.

Our graduate students focus on performance writing, theatre direction, theatre making, screen acting and voice acting. Their research contributes to the theory and practice of theatre in Australia.

BFA Acting and BFA Theatre

Our students work creatively and collaboratively to explore contemporary and traditional theatre and performance practice.  They investigate their craft intellectually while contributing to the creation of new works for public performance.

Studio practice is the core of the training with an emphasis on collaboration with skilled staff, industry figures and peers.

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Head of Theatre, Associate Professor Chris Mead discussed his latest book on ABC Radio National

1 August 2022
Listen to Associate Professor Chris Mead, Head of Theatre at the VCA as he discusses his new book 'Wondrous Strange: Seven Brief Thoughts on New Plays' on ABC Radio National....

From Melbourne to London with promiscuous/cities

19 July 2022
by Sarah HallFor two decades, Professor Alyson Campbell has straddled the worlds of the academy and independent theatre, while recognising a tension between the two....

Palawa and Wiradjuri theatremaker Nicola Ingram on why she makes theatre

31 May 2022
Nicola Ingram is a proud Palawa and Wiradjuri woman from nipaluna, lutruwita (Hobart, Tasmania) and a 2021 graduate of the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting). Though now a passion...