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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Arts

Managing facultyArts
Abbreviated titleBPA(Hons)
CRICOS code069740E
Total credit points required48
Standard duration of study (years)1 year FT, 2 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
Contact details


Honours is a prestigious program comprising a fourth year of coursework and performance research after the completion of a Bachelor of Performing Arts. Students choose a topic and undertake research while working with a carefully selected supervisor, who provides individual guidance and academic counselling.


Upon successful completion of the honours program, students will have extended their undergraduate knowledge in a specific area of the performing arts through in-depth study of dramatic theory contextualised through theatre history, research methodology, and performance analysis. They will have built upon their skills in the areas of research, analysis, writing and performance communication.

Entry requirements

Students must have:

  • completed a degree, with a major (48 points or the equivalent) in the intended honours discipline
  • obtained at least a distinction average (70 per cent) in the honours discipline(s) to the value of 24 points at second and third year level, of which at least 18 points must be at third year level.

Please refer to the various school/disciplines for any special requirements.

Students qualified to enter an honours program must normally do so within five years of the date on which they completed their undergraduate studies.


This course consists of 48 points of study from a relevant area of performing arts, including a thesis.


Students should contact the drama and theatre studies honours coordinator in the School of English, Communications and Performance Studies for details of discipline-specific requirements. For information on the units required refer to the 'Areas of study' section in this Handbook at


The honours degree of Bachelor of Performing Arts