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VCE Theatre Studies Study Design

Accreditation period 2019–2024

The accreditation period for Theatre Studies has been extended and expires 31 December 2024.

Study Design

VCE Theatre Studies Study Design

Details on areas of study, outcomes and assessment for Theatre Studies Units 1-4: 2019–2024.

Playlist for use in 2023 (updated May 2023)
2023 Playlist for VCE Drama and Theatre Studies.

Criteria and guidelines for the 2024 Playlist
The VCE Theatre Studies Playlist is selected annually by the VCAA Board.

VCAA principles and procedures for prescribed VCE lists

School-based Assessment

View VCE Theatre Studies School-based Assessment report.

Examination specifications, past examinations and reports

View VCE Theatre Studies examination specifications, past examinations and reports.

Support material

Advice for teachers
Learning activities and assessment advice for teachers, including performance descriptions.

Glossary of command terms
This glossary provides a list of terms commonly used across the Victorian Curriculum F–10, VCE study designs and VCE examinations and to help students better understand the requirements of command terms in the context of their discipline.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Perspectives in the VCE
On-demand video recordings, presented with the Victorian Aboriginal Education Association Inc. (VAEAI) and the Department of Education (DE) Koorie Outcomes Division, for VCE teachers and leaders as part of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Perspectives in the VCE webinar program held in 2023.

VCE Theatre Studies implementation presentation


Consultation on the VCE Theatre Studies Study Design is now closed.

The review panel will consider all responses to the consultation draft before a final draft of the study design is prepared.

The final draft of the study design will be considered by the Board of the VCAA. Any updates on the progress of the review will be published in the VCAA Bulletin.

Curriculum Manager

Meg Upton
Curriculum Manager - Performing Arts
tel: + 61 3 7022 0074

Curriculum Managers lead, manage and support the production, review and development of senior secondary curriculum and assessment materials. They also provide policy advice and implementation support for Foundation to Year 12 curriculum and assessment.