The Bachelor of Fine Arts (Theatre) program trains theatre artists to work across all areas of live performance, including physical theatre, writing, directing, and dramaturgy. 

This rigorous, conservatoire-style program equips students for a 21st-century  career in theatre in the Asia-Pacific.

You will have the opportunity to engage in national and international engagement projects, building on existing expertise and approaches to industry readiness to become an autonomous, ensemble and company practitioner. 

As a Theatre student, you will collaborate throughout the course with VCA students from other disciplines, including Acting, Writing, Directing, Production and Film and Television.

In third year, you will travel overseas as part of the program to develop the work further before presenting in a VCA theatre festival alongside VCA graduate students in Writing and Directing for Performance.

CRICOS code: 094860M


  • Performer
  • Theatre maker
  • Producer
  • Community artist


Entry requirements for the Bachelor of Fine Arts

Clearly-in Rank 2018
Range of criteria used for selection Guide only

The Clearly-in Rank is the lowest score at which students were granted entry in 2018. i

The Clearly-in Rank should be used as a guide for entry. It is not set in advance and may vary from year to year. The Clearly-in Rank is determined by the number of places available, the number of applicants listing the course as a preference and the academic achievement of those applicants.

Access Melbourne entry

Access Melbourne allows eligible students to be considered below the Clearly-in Rank. i

Minimum ATAR 2018
NA Guide only i

You must achieve the minimum ATAR (if indicated) to be considered for entry to this degree. The Clearly-in Rank may be above the Minimum ATAR, depending on the demand for the course and the number of places available.


Units 3 & 4: A study score of at least 25 in English/English Language/Literature or at least 30 in EAL.

Selection into the Bachelor of Fine Arts is talent-based. The selection process for each specialisation may include: Animation (test, interview and folio); Dance (audition and interview); Film and Television (test and interview); Music Theatre (audition); Production (statement, interview and workshop); Screenwriting (test and interview); Theatre Practice (audition, interview and workshop); Visual Art (interview and folio).

More information about the audition and selection process here.