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Advanced Diploma of Performing Arts (acting)

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  • Objectives
    Prepares professional actors for work in theatre, film and television. The program is principally structured around learning experiences in the four areas of acting, voice, movement and text, supplemented by a variety of other supporting units. Productions are a fundamental component of the course, integrating the experiences obtained through the remainder of the program in an on‑the‑job atmosphere of openness and professional acuity. This VET course is offered by WAAPA as a Registered Training Organisation under the Australian Quality Training Framework, and is accredited through the Training Accreditation Council of Western Australia.
  • Entry requirements
    Applicants apply directly to the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. Admission is based on comprehensive audition and interview which are normally held in November‑ December. Applicants are generally expected to have some post‑school experience in theatre. Information relating to audition & interview requirements and procedures is available from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.
  • Academic Title
    Advanced Diploma of Performing Arts (acting)
  • Course description
    Related careers
    Actor, Actress, Performer, Entertainer,

    This course is available for on-campus study by students with an International student visa.
    This course structure contains information about the units which comprise the course as well as the credit points required to successfully complete it.

    The course achieves the following endorsed National Competency Standards

    Unit                 Description                                                                                         Points
    YEAR ONE

    WAAPA00001    Acquire and rehearse basic skills in acting                                              0
    WAAPA00002    Develop vocal skills                                                                                 0
    WAAPA00003    Use movement for self-awareness and expression                                0
    WAAPA00004    Develop knowledge of Australian theatre since 1914                             0
    WAAPA00005    Transfer skills from classroom to studio theatre situations    #               0

    Unit                 Description                                                                                          Points
    YEAR TWO

    WAAPA00006    Extend acting techniques and apply to different historical periods         0
    WAAPA00007    Practise vocal skills and apply in performance                                         0
    WAAPA00008    Apply movement knowledge to different theatrical situations                 0
    WAAPA00009    Develop understanding of the historical context of theatre                     0
    WAAPA00010    Perform entire roles in studio productions    #                                         0

    Unit                 Description                                                                                          Points
    YEAR THREE

    WAAPA00011    Apply acting skills in professional roles and situations                             0
    WAAPA00012    Acquire specialised skills to perform for camera and microphone             0
    WAAPA00013    Apply vocal skills to professional roles and situations                              0
    WAAPA00014    Use devised work and rehearsal technique to generate
                             movement imagery                                                                                    0
    WAAPA00015    Prepare for industry                                                                                  0
    WAAPA00016    Perform in professional stage and media productions    #                        0

    #Designated Units and therefore subject to rule 33A (7). These units are a fundamental course requirement and may only be attempted once unless otherwise determined by Board of Examiners. Where a student is assessed as 'not yet competent' in a Designated Unit that student may, at the discretion of the Board of Examiners, be excluded from the course and the academic progression status of the student shall be excluded .


    For further information on Training Packages refer to the National Training Information Service at http://www.ntis.gov.au/. Details of the specific delivery arrangement for each Unit of Competence are available from the Relevant course coordinator or Programme Director.

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