College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
Flinders University’s College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences offers Bachelor of Creative Arts (BCA) degrees in Drama, Screen, Digital Media, and Creative Writing, as well as a BCA in Dance, Visual Arts, Fashion, and Costume Design in conjunction with TAFE SA, and Bachelor of Creative Industries in Digital Media, Festivals and Arts Production, Interactive Design, Film and Television, Theatre and Performance, and Writing and Publishing. Flinders University has been ranked number one in South Australia in Creative Arts for full-time employment, overall educational experience and skills development by the Good Universities Guide.
Flinders Drama Centre
The Flinders University Drama Centre is training the next generation of actors, directors and makers for the professional industries of live performance, theatre, television and film. It provides a skills-based approach to acting and directing with an undergraduate and honours stream, as well as offering a critical studies component in Drama and an electives program in first year. Passionately committed to the training of acting and directing students in a craft that demands an exacting depth of discipline, the Flinders Drama Centre provides an intimate class environment. This is critical to giving students the best opportunity to evolve into rigorous, brave, imaginative, skilled and resilient artists. Drama Centre graduates have the capacity to work professionally in many highly competitive commercial settings and also to impact the evolution of art form and community development, cultural leadership and change. Distinguished alumni include Noni Hazlehurst, Benedict Andrews and Xavier Samuel.
Flinders Screen Production
The BCA Screen and BCI Film and television degrees offer topics in documentary, drama, scriptwriting, television, film, digital media, games, animation, 2D, 3D, online content, screen studies and industry placements. Graduates are well-prepared for entering the screen industries and many apply their knowledge, creative collaboration and technical skills to go on to successful and award-winning careers within Australia and internationally (alumni include Scott Hicks and Sophie Hyde). Flinders staff have extensive industry experience which provides ongoing opportunities for students to network and develop connections with industry and screen professionals as they progress through their degree. The Bachelor of Creative Arts is a unique course for students who want to fill key creative roles in the film, television or digital media industries, and who aim to combine practical knowledge with high quality education and theory. The Bachelor of Creative Industries is a non-portfolio entry degree, created in partnership with industry leaders and designed to focus on the skills required to jumpstart a career in the film and television industries. These practical skills are complemented by such skills as independent thinking, critical evaluation and research abilities that widen employment prospects in the arts and communication industries.