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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at the Aussie accent Amy Hume, Lecturer in Theatre (Voice) at the VCA spoke with The Age about the Australian pronunciation of the word 'no'....

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PhD student Meta Cohen plays at the intersection of queerness, theatricality and sound

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