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Welcome to

EXCELSIA

At Excelsia College our students come from all walks of life,
bringing with them many different backgrounds, traditions and
experiences but they have something important in common.

People in our community are passionate about growing:
academically, professionally, creatively, personally, spiritually,
and in their understanding of the world and their place in it.

Choosing to undertake an undergraduate or postgraduate degree
at Excelsia College will provide you with a firm foundation for your
personal and professional life.

You will find a supportive, Christian environment, with world-class
academics and accomplished industry professionals who are ready
to stand beside you and encourage you on your journey. Your gifts
and talents will be fostered as you are challenged to maximise
your potential. Small class sizes and interaction with our vibrant,
collaborative community provide not only an expansive network,
artists and professionals, but also life-long friendships.

Excitingly, together with Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU), we are
part of a global Christian learning community with big plans for
the future. Excelsia College has 36 years of experience in Christian
higher education in Australia, and IWU has 99 years of experience in
Christ-centred education in the US and global markets. Together the      The Excelsia Factor      4
partners are well positioned to take Christian higher education to the
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next level in Australia for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Both in and out of the classroom, we trust you will develop your         Courses
character as well as your mind, and explore and deepen your faith,         Business               12
so that you are able to engage thoughtfully and sustainably in your
                                                                           Counselling            20
vocation and in your community.
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We look forward to sharing your journey towards a fulfilling and
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inspiring future.
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Welcome to Excelsia College.
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                                                                         Admission Requirements   60

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The

    EXCELSIA FACTOR

    WORLD CLASS MENTORSHIP            VIBRANT CITY             ALUMNI AND INDUSTRY NETWORK
       One on one tutoring      Study in one of the most          With over 3,000 alumni and
       and mentoring from       vibrant cities in the world,    accomplished academics around
      high calibre academics   with iconic architecture and       the world who attest to our
                                fantastic art and culture         whole-of-person education

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Q U A L I T Y I N D I C AT O R S F O R L E A R N I N G A N D T E A C H I N G ( Q I LT ) I N 2 0 19 .

 OVERALL QUALITY OF EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE                          (FIRST YEAR AND FINAL YEAR)

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                 78.9% NATIONAL AVERAGE                      76.3% NATIONAL AVERAGE

                                   EXCELSIA OUTPERFORMED
            41 OF 42 UNIVERSITIES IN TEACHING QUALITY (UNDERGRAD AND POSTGRAD)
                  41 OF 42 UNIVERSITIES IN LEARNER ENGAGEMENT (UNDERGRAD)
                      40 OF 42 UNIVERSITIES IN STUDENT SUPPORT (POSTGRAD)
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Welcome to

SYDNEY
 Population 5,005,400   Average of 240 Sunny days
      (ABS, 2017)          (Bureau of Meteorology)
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21 min average commute time   Over 100 beaches
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Our campus is located in Macquarie Park, a key education and business hub in the centre
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               Academics                                              engage in mission and service.                  to hangout with your friends, grab some
               Excelsia College positively influences society         Social Activities                               snacks in between classes, heat up that
               by engaging in the pursuit of excellence               Our campus is not only a place to study.        lunch meal, chill out on the couch or play
               through the creation and application of                Throughout the year, the College hosts many     table tennis before or after classes. It
               knowledge. Our desire is to create a culture           social events for students. During semester,    also comes packed with great features
               that values the search for truth, supports             look forward to activities run by the Student   including a soothing massage chair that
               academic freedom and rewards rigorous                  Council, including college-wide events          will refresh and reinvigorate you during
               thinking. Students come to Excelsia to build           and social nights, gatherings, chapels and      semester and a big screen TV with Foxtel.
               an enduring and adaptive career in an                  2                                               Our Student Centre is all about cool
                                                                      BBQs. After all the hard work, celebrate the
               inclusive environment that helps them in               completion of another successful year with      design, warm hospitality and fun times.
               their creative passions and unleashes their            our End of Year Party! These activities exist   See a Show
               ingenuity to solve real world problems.                to complement our academic curriculum.          Watch one of our drama or music
               Excelsia has dedicated academic staff who              We hope you see instantly why the Excelsia      showcases and be ready for a night of
               work collaboratively to improve and enhance            community is so engaging and welcoming!         entertainment in the 150 seat Excelsia
               the College’s teaching and research.
                                                                      Student Centre                                  College Auditorium.
               Campus Ministry
                                                                      Our Student Centre is the perfect place
               There are many co-curricular campus
               ministries which students are encouraged
               to attend. Excelsia works hard to create               3                    Join in the fun!
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EXPLORE
   your possibilities
Please refer to our digital Business brochure
                               for more information:
     excelsia.edu.au/documents/2018/08/school-of-
               business-postgraduate-brochure.pdf/

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WHY STUDY BUSINESS AT EXCELSIA?

                                                                                                                                              BUSINESS
Gain your degree at Excelsia College and strengthen your business acumen, organisational leadership and social responsibility
skills to achieve sustainable business and social outcomes in an increasingly complex global business environment.

Focus on Organisational Leadership                   •	Develop leadership skills as well as          and your workplace through
and Social Responsibility                               knowledge of ethical and socially             practical skills-based learning.
•	Giving you the tools to bolster your                 responsible practices.                     •	
                                                                                                     Investigate topics that are at the
   business image and build your                     Prepare for Success                             intersection of your professional
   brand, while empowering your                      •	Acquire the knowledge and                    practice and the Christian context.
   employees to leverage resources                      business tools to make an
   to do good.                                          immediate impact on your career

Master of Business                                   Master of Business                            Doctor of Philosophy
Administration                                       (Research)                                    (Organisational Leadership)
Qualification/Award: Master of Business              Qualification/Award: BU51 Master of           Qualification/Award: PhD Organisational
Administration                                       Business (Research)                           Leadership
Course Duration: 2 years full-time                   Course Duration: 2 years full-time            Course Duration: 3 years full-time
Intake: February, July and September                 Intake: February, July and September          Intake: February and July
Credit Points: 96                                    Credit Points: 96 (8 Units + master thesis)   Credit Points: 8 Units + doctoral thesis
Delivery: On Campus                                  Delivery: On Campus                           Delivery: On Campus
Available to: Domestic & International               Available to: Domestic & International        Available to: Domestic & International
CRICOS Code: 096445K                                 CRICOS Code: 091315E                          CRICOS Code: 091316D
Financial Information: FEE-HELP* for                 Financial Information: FEE-HELP* for          Financial Information: FEE-HELP* for
Domestic Students, International $30,000             Domestic Students, International $40,000      Domestic Students, International $68,280
AQF: Level 9                                         AQF: Level 9                                  AQF: Level 10

The focus of our MBA is on Leadership                The Master of Business (Research) is          The Doctor of Philosophy is an
and Social Responsibility. The program is            an advanced coursework and research           integrated program of study and
designed to develop in students leadership           program in organisational leadership.         research which combines advanced
skills as well as knowledge of ethical               Coursework will consist of one year of        coursework in research methodology
and socially responsible practices within            study in leadership/management as well        and preparation. It involves a systematic
organisations. It can help students become           as research preparation; followed by a        and critical investigation into an aspect of
a business leader that seeks to make a               year to complete a research thesis.           organisational leadership with the aim of
difference in the world by doing the right           The course offers progression to the          advancing new knowledge.#
thing as it is good for business.#                   PhD program.#
                                                                                                   Reasons to choose this program:
Reasons to choose this program:                      Reasons to choose this program:               •	Enhances your research capabilities
•	Globally recognised qualification                 •	Builds your research abilities
                                                                                                   •	Supervised by internationally recognised
•	Focus on leadership and social                    •	Supervised by internationally recognised      research active scholars
   responsibility                                       research active scholars
                                                                                                   •	
                                                                                                     Publication of research outputs
•	Relevant curriculum – where lessons can           •	Master Thesis
                                                                                                   •	
                                                                                                     High impact factors
   be immediately applied                            •	Pathway to doctorate studies
•	Opportunity to study alongside students
   from other cultures

* Refer to the website: excelsia.edu.au/current-students/financial-information
# Refer to page 60–63 for admission requirements

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Master of Business Administration
                                              Applied Management Theory                         Professional Ethics
 FIRST YEAR
                                              Learn to analyse the business environment         Analyse significant contemporary ethical
Leadership Theory                             and determine effective management                issue and challenges in business from
Learn to analyse and explain historical       practices. Students will evaluate the             a Christian perspective. Students will
trends in leadership as well as distinguish   relationship between leadership and               also learn leadership strategies to deal
between leadership and management             management and maintain an awareness              with ethical dilemmas and examine
functions. Students will apply and            of the ethical challenges involved in each.       decisionmaking frameworks at the
synthesize leadership theories and                                                              personal and organisational levels.
                                              Marketing Management
practices to case studies.                                                                      Global Management
                                              Learn marketing from an integrated
Organisational Behaviour                      framework within local and global contexts.       Develop the skills to evaluate the structure
and Leadership                                Particular attention will be paid to social       of international business operations in a
Study how people’s behaviours and             responsibility in marketing and the ethical       competitive global environment. Examine
motivations as individuals and teams          and social implications of campaigns. Learn       and evaluate an international business
determine the character, dynamics and         to develop appropriate strategies while           operation, taking into account ethical and
effectiveness of an organisation. Learn       analysing solutions for strategy failures.        cultural dimensions.
how to analyse and integrate values-based     Business Economics                                Business Strategy and Policy
frameworks in addressing leadership and
                                              Discover the role that managerial economics       Learn to critically appraise business
organisational behavioural challenges.
                                              plays in business decision-making. Gain           networks, partnerships and alliances, and
Stewardship and Governance                    an advanced understanding of demand               the policies associated with managing
Understand and apply stewardship              analysis, cost analysis and market strategy,      these relationships, while exhibiting
principles to influence organisations         with particular attention on resource             awareness of the ethical challenges
for sustainable performance through           allocation. This unit will also consider ethics   involved in formulating business strategy.
contributions to human, environmental         in managerial business economics.
                                                                                                Corporate Social Responsibility
and societal wellbeing. Integrate socially                                                      and Sustainability
responsible practices and corporate            SECOND YEAR
                                                                                                Explore the economic, cultural and
governance in businesses through the lens
                                              Operations Management                             environmental impacts of globalisation.
of stewardship.
                                              Investigate the strategic role that               Learn to evaluate models of corporate
Organisational Learning and Change            operations management plays in                    social responsibility and sustainable
Learn how to effectively identify and         enhancing a firm’s competitive advantage.         development in terms of agendas,
critique different approaches to change.      Students will learn to analyse business           effectiveness and longterm viability, while
Students will also begin to integrate the     operations using appropriate performance          maintaining awareness of ethical aspects
concepts and principles of organisational     measures, as well as model ways of                in regards to exploitation in marketing,
change and organisational learning in         effectively implementing theories of              branding and political purposes.
designing and implementing plans for          quality control in business operations.           Applied Management Capstone
development and transformation.
                                              Business Information Management                   Learn how to apply and integrate
Accounting for managers                       Gain a critical appreciation of information       your knowledge into a well-reasoned
Develop financial and accounting              systems and technology in organisations.          project proposal, investigating aspects
decisionmaking skills that are consistent     Students will begin to analyse major              of an organisation’s strategy, structure,
with an advanced level of ethical and         issues facing managers in the effective           operations and governance.
cultural awareness. Students will evaluate    use of information technology and the
the role that accounting information plays    importance of aligning IT and IS with
in business decisions.                        business strategy and goals.
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Master of Business (Research)
                                              for sustainable performance through            a research proposal and related critical
 FIRST YEAR SEMESTER ONE
                                              contributions to human, environmental          literature review for supervised research

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Organisational Behaviour and                  and societal wellbeing. Integrate socially     that will be undertaken in the thesis stage
Leadership                                    responsible practices and corporate            of the degree.
Study how people’s behaviours and             governance in businesses through the lens
                                                                                             Business Research Methodology and
motivations as individuals and teams          of stewardship.
                                                                                             Data Collection
determine the character, dynamics and                                                        This unit addresses methodological
                                               FIRST YEAR SEMESTER TWO
effectiveness of an organisation. Learn                                                      and data collection issues related to the
how to analyse and integrate values-based                                                    research proposal developed in the unit
                                              Foundational Skills for Academic
frameworks in addressing leadership and                                                      Business Research Proposal and Literature
                                              Research
organisational behavioural challenges.                                                       Review. Students will develop the workflow
                                              Acquire foundational skills necessary
Leadership Theory                             to successfully engage with the                of the proposed research, frame research
Learn to analyse and explain historical       research process.                              questions, identify objectives and
trends in leadership as well as distinguish                                                  hypotheses, which techniques and tools
                                              Business Research Methods                      will be used for data collection, and how
between leadership and management
                                              Understand various business research           data will be interpreted, analysed
functions. Students will apply and
                                              designs and methods, and evaluate their        and presented.
synthesize leadership theories and
                                              strengths and weaknesses. This unit also
practices to case studies.                                                                   SECOND YEAR SEMESTER ONE & TWO
                                              delivers skills in designing and conducting
Organisational Learning and Change            research for a particular project, and         Thesis
Learn how to effectively identify and         explains the limitations, advantages,          This unit is the capstone unit of the
critique different approaches to change.      technical and ethical implications. Students   degree and provides the student with the
Students will also begin to integrate the     will learn how to prepare a formal             opportunity to demonstrate mastery of
concepts and principles of organisational     research proposal.                             research. The student will be required to
change and organisational learning in                                                        undertake a substantial research project
                                              Business Research Proposal and
designing and implementing plans for                                                         resulting in a contribution to knowledge
                                              Literature Review
development and transformation.                                                              or understanding and/or the application
                                              This unit takes as its starting point
Stewardship and Governance                    the introduction to research proposal          of knowledge in a designated area of
                                              development given in Business Research         study within the field of Organisational
Understand and apply stewardship
                                              Methods. Students are required to develop      Leadership. The thesis is expected to be
principles to influence organisations
                                                                                             between 40,000 to 50,000 words in length.

PhD Organisational Leadership
 FIRST YEAR SEMESTER ONE                      contributions to human, environmental          Literature Review. Students will develop the
                                              and societal wellbeing. Integrate socially     workflow of the proposed research, frame
Leadership Theory                             responsible practices and corporate            research questions, identify objectives and
Learn to analyse and explain historical       governance in businesses through the lens      hypotheses, which techniques and tools will
trends in leadership as well as distinguish   of stewardship.                                be used for data collection, and how data
between leadership and management                                                            will be interpreted, analysed and presented.
                                               FIRST YEAR SEMESTER TWO
functions. Students will apply and
                                                                                             Business Research Proposal and
synthesize leadership theories and            Professional Ethics
                                                                                             Literature Review
practices to case studies.                    Analyse significant contemporary ethical
                                                                                             This unit takes as its starting point
                                              issue and challenges in business from
Organisational Behaviour and                                                                 the introduction to research proposal
                                              a Christian perspective. Students will
Leadership                                                                                   development given in Business Research
                                              also learn leadership strategies to deal
Study how people’s behaviours and                                                            Methods. Students are required to develop
                                              with ethical dilemmas and examine
motivations as individuals and teams                                                         a research proposal and related critical
                                              decisionmaking frameworks at the
determine the character, dynamics and                                                        literature review for supervised research
                                              personal and organisational levels.
effectiveness of an organisation. Learn                                                      that will be undertaken in the thesis stage
how to analyse and integrate values-based     Business Research Methods                      of the degree.
frameworks in addressing leadership and       Understand various business research
                                                                                             SECOND & THIRD YEAR
organisational behavioural challenges.        designs and methods, and evaluate their
                                              strengths and weaknesses. This unit also       Doctoral Thesis
Organisational Learning and Change
                                              delivers skills in designing and conducting
Learn how to effectively identify and                                                        This unit is the capstone unit of the
                                              research for a particular project, and
critique different approaches to change.                                                     degree and provides the student with the
                                              explains the limitations, advantages,
Students will also begin to integrate the                                                    opportunity to demonstrate mastery of
                                              technical and ethical implications. Students
concepts and principles of organisational                                                    research. The student will be required to
                                              will learn how to prepare a formal
change and organisational learning in                                                        undertake a substantial research project
                                              research proposal.
designing and implementing plans for                                                         resulting in a contribution to knowledge
development and transformation.               Business Research Methodology and              or understanding and/or the application
                                              Data Collection                                of knowledge in a designated area of
Stewardship and Governance                                                                   study within the field of Organisational
                                              This unit addresses methodological
Understand and apply stewardship                                                             Leadership. The thesis is expected to
                                              and data collection issues related to
principles to influence organisations                                                        be between 80,000 to 100,000 words in
                                              the research proposal developed in the
for sustainable performance through                                                          length.
                                              unit Business Research Proposal and

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Featured Course

Bachelor of Management & Entrepreneurship
Qualification/Award: Bachelor of             The Bachelor of Management and
Management & Entrepreneurship                Entrepreneurship develops in students
Course Duration: 3 years full-time/6 years   management and entrepreneurship
part-time (Domestic students only)           knowledge, providing students with a
Intake: February and July                    solid grounding in enterprise creation
Credit Points: 144 (24 Units)                and management. The course has been
                                             designed for future business managers
Delivery: On campus
                                             and leaders in small to medium/
Available to: Domestic/International
                                             family enterprises, and for start-up
CRICOS Code: 097868A                         entrepreneurial businesses.
Financial Information: FEE-HELP* for
                                             Upon graduation, business leaders will
Domestic Students, International $49,200
                                             have acquired a mix of a broad range of
AQF: Level 7                                 business/management knowledge and
                                             skills, and more specialist capabilities
                                             that will equip them to be innovative,
                                             effective and ethical.#

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balancing micro- and macro-financial            and entrepreneurship, and the role of
 FIRST SEMESTER
                                                     considerations to develop a balanced            the entrepreneur and innovation in the
Management Principles                                perspective on risk and opportunity.            entrepreneurial process. The focus is on the
This introductory unit provides a synoptic                                                           development of growth-oriented businesses,

                                                                                                                                                BUSINESS
overview of organisational management                 THIRD SEMESTER                                 whether for-profit or not-for-profit.
and governance as both central business                                                              Supply Chain and Operations
                                                     Management of Small to Medium
functions in their own right, and as                                                                 Management
                                                     Enterprises (SMEs)
processes and approaches central to the                                                              This unit aims to provide an overview
                                                     The unit explores the management of an
achievement of organisational goals.                                                                 of supply chain management in a
                                                     SME covering aspects of business initiation,
Economics for Managers                               but mostly addresses the strategic,             business context. Logistics is the business
This unit provides students with a basic             marketing, financial, organisational            function responsible for all aspects of
understanding of the principles of micro-            and operational aspects through the             the movement and storage of physical
and macroeconomics. The focus of the                 development of a business plan.                 resources (what is generally referred to as
unit is the behaviour of consumers and                                                               ‘the supply chain’) from suppliers to final
                                                     Business Information Systems (BIS)              customers.
producers and their interaction in the
                                                     The unit explains how technology is used
marketplace.                                                                                         Industry & Work Placement
                                                     to develop BIS that effectively support,
Accounting Principles                                enable and add value to business                This unit enables students to carry
The unit provides an overview of business            processes. An understanding of BIS              out an industry or work placement
and the business environment and                     is important to the work of managers            throughout the semester to enhance their
introduces the principles supporting the             because it serves as a bridge between           overall understanding of the realities of
use of an accounting information system              management and operation.                       business and management practices in
for financial and management reporting                                                               organisational settings. This core unit is
                                                     Formation II (Resilience, Ethics,               designed to facilitate the transition from
purposes.
                                                     Character Formation, & Vocation)                the college to the workplace through a
Formation I (Worldview, Cultural                     This unit provides students with a              placement.
Context & Biblical Foundation)                       foundational introduction to a resilience
The formation units of study recognise that          model for spiritual and holistic wellbeing       SIXTH SEMESTER
the spiritual, emotional and professional            including practical strategies for coping
development of a person are closely                  and responding to change using Christian        Social Entrepreneurship
interlinked, and that wellbeing and                  pillars of prayer, forgiveness, supportive      The unit is directed towards students who
development of mature identity relies on             communities, rest and renewal, gratitude        will innovate and create social enterprise,
the integration of character, values and             and hope. The unit explores the principles      and students who will do business with social
ethics in the professional context. This unit        underpinning virtue ethics, intentional         businesses, consult to them, for example, on
aims to provide students with analytical             character and identity development,             funding, banking, outsourcing, etc.
tools, and an overview of spiritually                bioethics and a Biblical response to
                                                                                                     International Business & Trade
and culturally diverse worldviews, the               relevant contemporary environmental,
                                                     cultural and social issues.                     This unit addresses key global business
relationship between Christianity and
                                                                                                     environmental factors and issues that
Western culture, and Biblical foundations.
                                                                                                     affect firms with international operations.
                                                      FOURTH SEMESTER
 SECOND SEMESTER                                                                                     Strategic Management
                                                     Family Business Management
                                                                                                     This capstone unit provides an opportunity
Introduction to Business Law                         The unit will explore the unique attributes
                                                                                                     for students to capitalise on their prior
This unit addresses basic legal knowledge            and issues found in family owned and
                                                                                                     learning in the course through discussion
and related problem-solving skills related           managed companies. The strategic,
                                                                                                     and analysis of the elements of organisational
to business management.                              managerial, financial and behavioural
                                                                                                     strategy, and the ways in which strategy
                                                     aspects in these firms are also analysed.
Human Resource Management                                                                            reflects the values, operations, planning and
The unit focuses on developing a sound               Cross-Cultural Management                       management of an organisation and the
theoretical and practical knowledge of the           This unit introduces students to the study      interests of its stakeholders.
key concepts and debates in human                    of management in an international context.
resource management, and understanding               It will extend and integrate the basic           ELECTIVES
the key HRM functions and operations.                concepts of management and how they are
                                                                                                     Financial Accounting
                                                     affected by differences across cultures.
Marketing Management                                                                                 Management Accounting
This unit examines how organisations use             Project Management                              Accounting for Decision Making
marketing decisions to satisfy customer              The unit addresses project management           Business Data Analysis
needs and deliver value. Particular                  approaches, processes and tools for
                                                                                                     Company Law
emphasis is placed on digital marketing,             succeeding in the workplace. It offers a
                                                                                                     Marketing Communications
ethics and social responsibility.                    strategic view, as well as practical tools to
                                                     better manage projects.                         Marketing Research
Business Finance                                                                                     Services Marketing
This unit introduces students to the                  FIFTH SEMESTER                                 Employment Relations
principles and basic analytical techniques                                                           Performance Management
of business financial management and                 Entrepreneurship and New
                                                                                                     Organisational Behaviour
planning. The focus of the unit is on the            Venture Creation
                                                                                                     Responsible Leadership and Governance
concepts and techniques required to                  This unit aims to provide students with an
make sound business financial decisions,                                                             Organisational change and Development
                                                     understanding of the nature of enterprise

* Refer to the website: excelsia.edu.au/current-students/financial-information
# Refer to page 60–63 for admission requirements                                                                                                17
18
EXTEND
  your belief system
In my two years of studying
counselling at Excelsia I have learnt
a tremendous amount of interesting
things about both myself, people
and the world. I have made new
friendships that I hope will last a
lifetime. I have felt included and
embraced just the way I am.

The best things about the
programme are its diversity, small
classes, which allow for a personal
touch and a better perspective and
interactive way of learning.
Anastasia
Master of Counselling

                                                                                       Sydney

                                                                 C                     ounselling

                                                                      Graduate Schoo
                                                                                    l of Counselling

                                                           COURSE INFORM                    • Master of Counsellin
                                                                        ATION              • Graduate Diploma
                                                                                                                   g
                                                                                                                of Counselling
                                                                                           • Graduate Certificate
                                                                                                                  of Counselling

                                           Please refer to our digital Counselling
                                        brochure for more information: excelsia.
                                          edu.au/documents/2018/07/school-of-
20                                                    counselling-brochure.pdf/
WHY STUDY COUNSELLING AT EXCELSIA?
Learn in a distinctly supportive environment that is:

                                                                                                                                                    COUNSELLING
Ready for Practice                                       can inadvertently trigger a                      training, it’s important to stand out
•	Courses for those seeking entry level                 psychological or mental reaction.                from the crowd. A postgraduate
   counsellor training and those wanting                 We teach students the self-care                  degree from Excelsia will impress
   to become a professional counsellor                   techniques to ensure their work                  potential employers and make
   with advanced clinical competencies.                  stays at work.                                   students resumes pop.

•	Integrating a Christian world view                Industry Respected                                Flexible Delivery
   with contemporary counselling
                                                     •	Industry recognised – leading to a             •	Delivered with a focus on flexibility
   theory, research and reflective
                                                        choice of professional association                and achieving balance with other
   clinical practice.
                                                        memberships:                                      areas of students’ lives.
•	Organised counselling placements
                                                        -	PACFA accredited Masters of                 •	Accommodating family life and
   in various community settings.
                                                           Counselling degree                             employment responsibilities.
	Master degree: 100 direct client
                                                        -	ACA accredited Masters of                   •	Part-time and full-time study
  contact hours and 25 hours of
                                                           Counselling and Graduate                       option with classes typically on
  clinical supervision.
                                                           Diploma of Counselling degrees                 Friday and Saturday.
•	Be mentored by and learn from
                                                     •	Learn from passionate practitioners
   engaged and committed staff who
                                                        currently in private practice and
   are approachable and passionate
                                                        educators with numerous Masters
   about counselling.
                                                        and PHD qualifications.
•   B
     eing exposed each day
                                                     •	With the market flooded by
    to the distress of others
                                                        counsellors with only a vocational

Graduate Certificate                                 Graduate Diploma                                  Master of Counselling
in Counselling                                       of Counselling                                    Qualification/Award: CO54 Master
Qualification/Award: CO40 Graduate                   Qualification/Award: CO45 Graduate                of Counselling
Certificate in Counselling                           Diploma of Counselling                            Course Duration: 2 years full-time/4 years
Course Duration: 1 year part-time                    Course Duration: 1 year full-time/2 years         part-time (Domestic students only)

Intake: February and July                            part-time (Domestic students only)                Intake: February and July

Credit Points: 24                                    Intake: February and July                         Credit Points: 96 (16 Units)

Delivery: On Campus                                  Credit Points: 48 (8 Units)                       Delivery: On Campus

Available to: Domestic                               Delivery: On Campus                               Available to: Domestic & International

CRICOS Code: 102445M                                 Available to: Domestic & International            Course Accreditation: PACFA and ACA

Financial Information: FEE-HELP*                     Course Accreditation: ACA                         CRICOS Code: 056057J

AQF: Level 8                                         CRICOS Code: 056056K                              Financial Information: FEE-HELP* for
                                                     Financial Information: FEE-HELP* for              Domestic Students, International $42,440
The Graduate Certificate in Counselling is
                                                     Domestic Students, International $21,220          AQF: Level 9
ideal for those wanting to explore counselling
                                                     AQF: Level 8                                      The Master of Counselling aims to
as a new career or vocation direction, with
completion of the course providing time              The Graduate Diploma of Counselling is            develop essential clinical competencies,
to determine if their interest in counselling        ideal for those seeking entry level training      foster reflective awareness and provide
merits further study. The course may also            to become a counsellor. It is also highly         a sound theoretical foundation for a
be of interest to those helping related              suitable for those in a helping, allied health,   career as a professional counsellor. The
professions whose occupations include                educational, ministry, and/or community           degree develops professional counsellors
an incidental counselling component (eg.,            support and welfare profession who                who understand the personal, cultural,
education, ministry, nursing, occupational           desire to integrate counselling skills and        relational, psychological, social and spiritual
therapy, pastoral work, policing, paramedics         mental health knowledge into their current        domains of human experience and
etc.), providing an opportunity for them in to       vocation. Set within a practically-focused,       functioning; who are professionally and
improve or extend their current relational skill     experientially-oriented framework, students       ethically informed; who will be sensitive to
set by learning how to counsel and support           are exposed to contemporary counselling           the diversity and uniqueness of individuals,
others more effectively. Graduates of this           theories, models, modalities and skills,          families, and communities; and who will
degree can advance to the Graduate Diploma           learning how to confidently provide quality       value and promote the dignity, potential
of Counselling upon successful completion of         relational care and support to those              and well-being of all people.#
the course requirements.#                            encountering life difficulties in an empathic,
                                                     ethical and therapeutic manner. Graduates
                                                     of this degree can advance to the Master of
                                                     Counselling upon successful completion of
                                                     the course requirements.#
* Refer to the website: excelsia.edu.au/current-students/financial-information                                                                      21
# Refer to page 60–63 for admission requirements
Excelsia’s Counselling courses
provide an enriching learning experience
for students who are interested in
learning advanced counselling and
communication skills, being inspired
by lecturers with experience in clinical
practice as well as tertiary teaching,
and deepening their understanding of
counselling and relational theories.

To support your learning, you will
have access to academic support and
personal therapy, which is a mandatory
part of the training. Graduates will
have the training that prepares them to
work in counselling, community services
organisations, or in private practice.

Dr Dion Khlentzos
Senior Lecturer Counselling

22
Units

                                                                                                                                                                        COUNSELLING
                                                                                               FULL TIME
                                                                                                                                        SEMESTER
               Master of Counselling
                                       Graduate Diploma

                                                          BLOCK 1A
                                                           Counselling Practice I                   Mental Health Issues in Adulthood              1
                                                          BLOCK 1B
                                                           Development & Diversity                  Counselling Theories & Models

                                                          BLOCK 2A                                                                                 2
                                                           Relational Dynamics                      Ethical Issues & Practice
                                                          BLOCK 2B
                                                           Counselling Practice II                  Introduction to Trauma-Informed Counselling

                                                          BLOCK 1A                                                                                 1
                                                           Counselling Practice III                 Elective 1
                                                          BLOCK 1B
                                                           Introduction to Grief Counselling        Elective 2

                                                          BLOCK 2A                                                                                 2
                                                           Counselling Practice IV
                                                                                                       Research Methods and Applications
                                                          BLOCK 2B
                                                                                                       Practicum I
                                                           Elective 3

Counselling Practice I – IV                                                   They learn how to apply theory when               Ethical Issues
Set within a Person-centered framework                                        working with specific clients with various        Counsellors are in a unique, influential
Counselling Practice I develops                                               life challenges, and to formulate case            and privileged position in the lives of
foundational counselling skills and                                           conceptualisations which underpin client          their clients who are often vulnerable
competences necessary for effective                                           care and client outcomes.                         and unprotected. Students learn how to
counselling practice. In Counselling                                                                                            ethically and responsibly manage this
                                                                              Development & Diversity
Practice II and III students are exposed                                                                                        position, becoming conversant with all
                                                                              Employing bio-psychosocial and socio-
to a selection of contemporary evidence-                                                                                        relevant regulatory codes and Australian
                                                                              cultural lenses, students examine how
based modalities while continuing to                                                                                            legislative requirements that govern
                                                                              humans grow and change across the
consolidate their foundational skills.                                                                                          the Health sector. They explore ethical
                                                                              lifespan, considering the contribution of
Finally, in Counselling Practice IV students                                                                                    principles in professional decision-making
                                                                              developmental and socio-cultural factors
work with advanced and challenging                                                                                              processes, reflect on the benefits of
                                                                              to normative outcomes. They examine
clinical issues, concurrently consolidating                                                                                     professional association membership,
                                                                              major theories of human development,
their professional identity as a counsellor.                                                                                    and are encouraged to be aware of, and
                                                                              including the interface between the
Together the four counselling practice                                                                                          thoughtful about, how their personal
                                                                              individual and his/her broader historical,
units prepare students for client work in                                                                                       moral stance and ethical framework
                                                                              socio-cultural context. They consider how
their counselling placements.                                                                                                   informs and influences their professional
                                                                              the spiritual domain affects development
                                                                                                                                practice.
Counselling Theories & Models                                                 for those with a faith worldview, and
Counselling theories and models provide                                       how different experiences of society and          Introduction to Grief Counselling
frameworks for conceptualising and                                            culture including factors such as racism,         Counselling offers a means by which
interpreting clients’ histories, issues and                                   bias and discrimination, oppression, power        individuals can seek support and education
experiences, and are used to guide and                                        and privilege, and prejudice can adversely        about their grief, over time learning how
inform approaches to working with clients.                                    affect individual development and present         to integrate loss, finding meaning and
Students will examine both historical and                                     as clinical issues. Finally they develop an       purpose in the resolution and integration
contemporary theoretical frameworks,                                          awareness of the importance of socially           of this challenging experience. Students
exploring the implications of different                                       and culturally sensitive counselling              examine historical and contemporary
theoretical emphases on client care.                                          practice.

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24
Units

models of bereavement, grief and             mental health issues. They reflect on            students develop an understanding of
mourning, and associated processes           personal assumptions relating to mental          the link between professional practice
and types of grief. They explore various     illness, including the relationship between      and professional knowledge and its
loss contexts and aspects of dying,          spirituality and mental illness, also            production, during this unit commencing
death and end-stage care. They consider      considering how stress and vulnerability         a reflective practice research activity. The
assessment and treatment approaches          predispose some individuals to mental            elective subject Research II: Research
for different groups experiencing various    health episodes. Finally, they explore the       Project students continue to work on
losses, with an emphasis on resolution,      role of social and family contexts in the        their individual research activity, learning
integration, meaning making and post-loss    onset of mental-health disorders and             to apply the research skills developed
transformation. Along the way they reflect   their management.                                in Research Methods and Applications,
upon their own loss history, including a                                                      culminating in the submission of an
                                             Relational Dynamics
consideration of cultural and spiritual                                                       individual research paper.
heritages in grief work.                     Relational dynamics are at the heart of
                                             human engagement and communication,              Counselling Practicum I – II
Introduction to Trauma-Informed              counsellors and clients influenced and           Counselling Practicum I provides Masters
Counselling                                  affected by significant relationships in their   students with the opportunity to practice
The long-term and adverse effects of         lives. Students learn about the importance of    and integrate their counselling skills and
trauma on the development of self and        processing the adverse effects of relational     knowledge while in the formative stages
subsequent psychological functioning         experiences, this informed by intrapersonal,     of their training. Completing 100 hours
are recognised as significant contributors   interpersonal and relational theory, with an     of direct client content and 25 hours of
to clinical presentations in counselling     emphasis on interpersonal neurobiology,          clinical supervision – emerging equipped
settings. Students learn about experiences   attachment and systemic theories. They           to work as entry level counsellors.
which significantly disrupt normal           critically reflected on their personal
                                                                                              Students can opt to complete Practicum
functioning and development, develop         relationship experiences, become conversant
                                                                                              II and undertake a second counselling
an understanding of the neurobiology of      with their own affective regulation,
                                                                                              placement, continuing to be supported
trauma, learn to recognise the trauma-       reflective functioning and relational
                                                                                              by their lecturers, site and clinical
mental health link, and become familiar      capacity, and develop an understanding of
                                                                                              supervisors. Exposed to all aspects of
with the DSM-5. They also consider           how and when their own, and their clients’
                                                                                              life as a professional counsellor, these
the effects of trauma in its various         relational histories and current experiences
                                                                                              advanced practice students complete a
presentations among different clinical       may affect therapeutic outcomes.
                                                                                              further 100 direct client contact hours
groups and examine various trauma-
                                             Research Methods and Applications                and an additional 25 hours of clinical
focused treatment protocols.
                                             & Research II                                    supervision, encountering varied clinical
Mental Health Issues in Adulthood            Counselling research and counselling             presentations. Across the two Practicum
Employing a bio-psycho-social-spiritual      practice are intrinsically linked, research      units, students increasingly integrating
framework and associated approaches,         findings informing day-to-day clinical           their counselling knowledge and skills,
students learn about the aetiology,          decision-making in the therapeutic space.        learning to successfully function in-situ as a
diagnostic presentation, assessment and      Research Methods and Applications is the         entry level counsellor, preparing for future
evidence-based interventions for a range     first of two research-focused units wherein      employment as a professional counsellor.

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EXPAND
   your mind
Initially, all I thought I could do              Studying drama at Excelsia means I am able to pursue all my
and wanted to do was Acting. Excelsia            passions both on stage and off. We learn how to create a piece of
College showed me that was not the               theatre, be a director or a stage manager, or even be the designer,
case. In my first year, Excelsia allowed         whether it be in costume, set or props. Coming into this course I
me to explore a range of areas within            thought I knew what I wanted to do, however now I really want to try
theatre like design, performance and             everything and I have learned so much in only a year. The lecturers care
management, and from that, it gave me            so much and truly want to help in any way they can. Excelsia is truly a
an option to decide what I wanted to dive        very special place to study.
into more. Excelsia College essentially
                                                 Jessica |   Bachelor of Dramatic Art
gave me the opportunity to develop new
skills and interests without sacrificing
what I love. If it wasn’t for Excelsia I would
have never known what more I could do.

Jacob |   Bachelor of Dramatic Art

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WHY STUDY DRAMA AT EXCELSIA?

Theatre Productions                                  Industry Staff and Lecturers                   • Theatre Technician
                                                                                                    • Writer

                                                                                                                                              DRAMA
•	Specialise under the direction of                 •	The Excelsia Drama school has
   industry professionals                                an outstanding teaching faculty            • Producer
                                                         comprised of experienced industry          • Festival Director
•	Students lead independent projects
                                                         professionals, including highly            • Voice-over Artist
   produced, directed and performed
                                                         acclaimed actor and performer              • Production Assistant (TV & film)
   in the final year
                                                         Jay Laga’aia.                              •	Assistant Production Manager
Short Films                                                                                            (TV & film)
• Production of a short film                         Flexibility                                    •	Art Department Assistant
•	On set experience                                 •	Ability to major and focus in various          (TV & film)
                                                         disciplines: acting, directing, writing,   • Drama Teacher
OZ to LA                                                 producing, stage managing and design.      • Drama Therapist
• Three months in Hollywood                                                                         Excelsia College also offers
• Tour of Warner Brothers Studios                    Career Pathways
                                                                                                    pathways into Secondary and
• Industry specific workshops                        •   Actor                                      Primary School teaching degrees
                                                     •   Director                                   (on completion of the graduate
                                                     •   Stage Manager                              teaching courses) with opportunity
                                                     •   Production Manager                         to study Music as a second method.

Bachelor of Dramatic Art                             Associate Degree
Qualification/Award: DR12 Bachelor of                of Dramatic Art
Dramatic Art                                         Qualification/Award: DR02 Associate
Course Duration: 3 years full-time/6 years           Degree of Dramatic Art
part-time (Domestic students only)                   Course Duration: 2 years full-time/4 years
Intake: February                                     part-time (Domestic students only)
Credit Points: 144                                   Intake: February
Delivery: On Campus                                  Credit Points: 96
Available to: Domestic & International               Delivery: On Campus
CRICOS Code: 054987E                                 Available to: Domestic & International
Financial Information: FEE-HELP* for                 CRICOS Code: 081416E
Domestic Students, International $63,602             Financial Information: FEE-HELP* for
AQF: Level 7                                         Domestic Students, International $42,312
                                                     AQF: Level 6
Excelsia College believes theatre and
screen are powerful and transformative               Students exiting the Bachelor of Dramatic
mediums of creativity and thought. The               Art after the first two years of the degree
Bachelor of Dramatic Art is uniquely                 will be awarded the Associate Degree of
structured to empower creative portfolio             Dramatic Art.#
careers by equipping students with the
necessary practical, theoretical and
entrepreneurial skills to succeed. Whether
it is in production, performing or directing,
our staff of industry professionals walk
alongside students in an environment that
stimulates creative flourishing.#

                                                                                                          Please refer to our drama digital
                                                                                                          brochure for more information:
                                                                                                          excelsia.edu.au/
                                                                                                          documents/2018/06/school-of-
                                                                                                          drama-online-brochure.pdf/
* Refer to the website: excelsia.edu.au/current-students/financial-information
# Refer to page 60–63 for admission requirements
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The course is offered with three major strands of specialisation, and five
minor pathways that students can choose depending on their passion and
interests: Performance, Production and Theatre Practice.

Performance                              Production                                Theatre Practice
Prepares actors to compete in a highly   Provides an intellectual and artistic     Offers a mixture of performance
rigorous industry. Acting, voice and     foundation for professional careers       and production units in one program,
movement skills are developed, with      in the areas of design and stage          enabling the development of well-
                                         management. Grow in the confidence        rounded theatrical skills useful for
students exploring both theoretical
                                         necessary to generate your own work
and practical perspectives.                                                        work in small theatre companies,
                                         and to participate successfully in a
                                                                                   particularly in the area of theatre
Students must complete all of the        theatre company. Take the opportunity
                                         to supplement your passion with the       producing and directing. Paired
units as outlined on page 31. Students
                                         skills, experiences and expertise for a   with our Master of Teaching, it
are then to select one of the pathways
                                         career in theatre, film and television!   also satisfies the requirements for
(outlined on page 35).
                                                                                   secondary Drama teaching.
                                         Students must complete all of the units
                                         as outlined on page 31. In addition,      Students must complete all of the
                                         Production Practice students must         units as outlined on page 31. In
                                         complete tech and design pathways         addition, Theatre Practice students
                                         as well as one other elected pathway      must complete the producing pathway
                                         (outlined on page 35).                    as well as two other elected pathways
                                                                                   (outlined on page 35).

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Performance                              Production                               Theatre Practice
    FIRST YEAR UNITS                         FIRST YEAR UNITS                         FIRST YEAR UNITS

Semester One                             Semester One                             Semester One
•   Acting I                             •   Acting I                             •   Acting I
•   Voice I                              •   Voice I                              •   Voice I
•   Movement I                           •   Movement I                           •   Movement I
•   Story I                              •   Story I                              •   Story I
•   Design I                             •   Design I                             •   Design I
•   Producing I                          •   Producing I                          •   Producing I
•   Operations I                         •   Operations I                         •   Operations I
•   Formation I (Creative Arts)          •   Formation I (Creative Arts)          •   Formation I (Creative Arts)

Semester Two                             Semester Two                             Semester Two
•   Acting II                            •   Acting II                            •   Acting II
•   Voice II                             •   Voice II                             •   Voice II
•   Movement II                          •   Movement II                          •   Movement II
•   Story II                             •   Story II                             •   Story II
•   Design II                            •   Design II                            •   Design II
•   Video Production                     •   Video Production                     •   Video Production
•   Formation II (Creative Arts)         •   Formation II (Creative Arts)         •   Formation II (Creative Arts)

    SECOND YEAR UNITS                        SECOND YEAR UNITS                        SECOND YEAR UNITS

Semester One                             Semester One                             Semester One
• Acting III                             • Mechanical Design                      • Production Management
• Voice III                              • Stage Management I                     • Short Plays
• Movement III                           • Short Plays                            • Large Ensemble Production
• Short Plays                            •	Performance: Histories of Ideas and   •	Theatre History I
• Large Ensemble Production                 Movements I                           Semester Two
•	Performance: Histories of Ideas and   Semester Two                             • Theatre Management
   Movements I                           • Stage Management II                    • Shakespeare Tour
                                         • Visual Design                          • Formation III (Creative Arts)
Semester Two
                                         •	Shakespeare Tour                      • Theatre History II
•   Acting IV/Shakespeare Tour
                                         • Formation III (Creative Arts)
•   Voice IV
                                         • Theatre History II                     THIRD YEAR UNITS
•   Movement IV
•   Formation III (Creative Arts)
                                                                                  Semester One
                                         THIRD YEAR UNITS
                                                                                  • Independent Theatre Making
THIRD YEAR UNITS                         Semester One                             • Large Ensemble Production
                                         •   Technical Design                     • Project I
Semester One
                                         •   Project I                            Semester Two
•   Acting V
                                         •   Independent Theatre Making           • Production Practice F (Film Project)
•   Movement V
                                         •   Large Ensemble Production            • Festival
•   Voice V
                                         Semester Two                             • Project II
•   Independent Theatre Making
                                         • Project II                             •	Performance: Histories of Ideas and
•   Large Ensemble Production
                                                                                     Movements II
                                         •	Performance: Histories of Ideas and
Semester Two                                                                      • Designing My Creative Career
                                            Movements II
• Acting VI
                                         • Designing My Creative Career
• Voice VI
                                         • Production Practice F (Film Project)
• Movement VI
• Film Project
•	Performance: Histories of Ideas and
   Movements II
• Designing My Creative Career

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I am proud to say that I lecture
     at this wonderful school. Excelsia is
     a College with a difference. It is an
     educational secret because people are
     always so amazed when they visit our
     campus and find a modern layout and
     facilities that cater for all the different
     subjects on offer. Our professional
     theatre is of great interest and our
     tutors are just as engaging. You will be
     happily surprised and impressed!

     Jay Laga’aia
     Acting for Screen Lecturer
     (Second and Third Year)

     Jay is one of Australia’s favourite entertainers
     and actors and has an array of film, television
     and theatre credits to his name. Jay’s film
     credits include Nims Island and Star Wars; his
     television credits include Home and Away and
     Jay’s Jungle.

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Units

                                                                                                                                              DRAMA
Acting I -VI                                     intertwines with the Formation content           develop skills in detailed observation of
Acting I – VI develops the foundational          to provide students with the opportunity         themselves and others.
and advanced skills of acting with a clear       to critically reflect on their own creative
                                                                                                  Operations I
focus on character and situation. Thematic       and business practices and to proactively
                                                 engage in learning about and constructing        Operations I addresses the theatre making
or topical content covered includes
                                                 their own small business to support their        process as one which integrates a broad
developing dramatic characters; identifying
                                                 craft. This unit investigates the mental,        range of skills and the combined input
and understanding given circumstances;
                                                 physical, financial, social and career           of a range of professionals. Students
common acting terminology and creative
                                                 management competencies required to              learn about the protocols, etiquette and
approaches; development of the
                                                 build a sustainable career in the arts in        hierarchy of professional productions
creative state; skills in self-awareness,
                                                 Australia. This examines the place of the        and gain an understanding of the
concentration, relaxation and focus;
                                                 artist within the Australian context. In         various processes (lighting, sound, stage
ensemble skills as well as theatre protocols
                                                 doing this it provides the foundations for       management, set design, backstage crew,
necessary for dramatic work.
                                                 students to engage in lifelong learning          Front of House) that contribute to the final
Theatre Management                               around their craft and aims to build             production outcome.
Theatre management identifies and equips         a holistic framework of learning that            Performance: Histories of Ideas and
students with the knowledge and skills to run    supports students to engage in sustained         Movements I – II
a successful arts organisation. This subject     creative employment.                             Two units investigate ideas and historical
follows on from Production Management
                                                 Film Project (Performance Practice F)            circumstances shaping contemporary
taking skills learnt and putting them into
                                                 Film Project provides performance                performing arts. Key critical terms and
practice on a larger, more expansive scale.
                                                 and production students with a broad             conceptual models interrogate historical and
Students investigate company structures
                                                 overview of the process for generating           contemporaneous performance practices
specific to arts organisations, legislation as
                                                 independent films. It is primarily a practical   through three world views: Modernism,
well as funding opportunities.
                                                 unit, drawing on and consolidating prior         Postmodernism and after Postmodernism.
Design I – II                                    knowledge and skills accrued in a variety of     Questions of authorship, beauty, power,
Design I – II gives students a foundational      subjects, and extending skills via practical     training, and institutionalisation of the arts
understanding on the role of a costume,          application in small group settings.             are also examined.
set and properties designer. The unit
                                                 Industry Placement (Oz to LA)                    Performance Practice A – F
combines both theory with practical
                                                 Industry Placement serves to provide             In Performance Practice, students are
skills to give the students an overview of
                                                 students with extended exposure to               provided with the opportunity to rehearse
the historical origins and processes of a
                                                 the ‘real world’ of film making from an          and publicly perform in the College
designer within a range of positions for
                                                 actor’s perspective by living, studying and      performance space. Emphasis is placed on
both theatre and film.
                                                 engaging with the entertainment industry         professional rehearsal and performance
Directing I – II                                 in Hollywood. A largely practical unit,          processes and protocols, and students
Directing I – II combines theory with            students are ensconced in full time arts         utilise, incorporate and practice skills
practical work to develop in students a          practice, developing skills in contemporary      acquired in previous studies. Students
firm initial grounding in the discipline of      film acting technique; attending seminars,       also take on performance and support
directing. An historical overview of the rise    conferences, networking events, studio           production roles, thus developing a range
of the director introduces students to the       tours, live studio recordings; and               of teamwork and ensemble skills.
specific functions of the theatre director.      participate in auditions/casting sessions.       Producing I
Students then learn to approach a text
                                                 Mechanical Design                                A foundational unit for all majors, students
from a directorial point of view including
                                                 In Mechanical Design students engage in          will learn the multi-faceted elements of
conducting a detailed analysis of text,
                                                 the principles, techniques and processes         producing creative work. The unit will detail
developing a directorial concept, preparing
                                                 required in designing props and costumes         the role of the producer and all aspects of
the Director’s Book, implementing various
                                                 for live theatrical productions. Students        the work carried out by that role. Students
approaches to rehearsal, and liaising with
                                                 apply their knowledge, skills and creative       gain skills in areas of producing such
designers and production personnel.
                                                 techniques to the design process by              as artistic vision and purpose, choosing
Formation I – III & Designing My                 producing technical designs and artistic         creative work, marketing and social media,
Creative Career                                  renders supported through research.              performance rights, managing resources
The formation units of study recognise           Students will analyse scripts and interpret      and financial governance, production
that the spiritual, emotional and                signs, symbols and metaphors to                  scheduling, and innovation. Students will
professional development of a person             communicate the importance of the prop           also research the close study of a well-
are closely interlinked, and that wellbeing      in the space. Knowledge and skills will be       known theatrical producer. In the unit,
and development of mature identity relies        applied to an Excelsia College production        students will synthesize accrued knowledge
on the integration of character, values          and documented in a Design Portfolio.            and skills together by completing
and ethics in the professional context,                                                           hypothetical tasks. This will prepare them
as well as application of one’s worldview        Movement I – VI                                  to tackle creative projects throughout their
and cultural inheritance in the social and       Movement I – VI introduces students to           studies and beyond.
cultural context in which one lives and          the physical element of acting. Through
                                                                                                  Production Management
works. In third year, students will study        a variety of movement and movement-
                                                 based acting techniques students will            In Production Management the roles and
Designing My Creative Practice which
                                                                                                  functions of key administrative, artistic

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