The National Theatre is a registered training organisation providing a number of full time accredited qualifications through our Drama School.
In addition to its accredited professional training, the School offers a range of popular short (non-accredited) courses in Acting for those who are 18+ and are looking to explore their performance potential. The courses cater for everyone from beginners to those who are considering acting careers in a supportive and fun environment.
In 2020 the following classes will be offered:
Cost: $365.00 inc. GST
Duration: 8 Weeks
Intro to acting is your first stop acting shop, whether you've always wanted to try acting or just been out of the game for a while, Our Introduction to Acting course provides an excellent 8-week experience to take the leap and just do it! You will be working in a supportive, inspiring and creative environment.
At this "stage", we are all about engaging and unleashing your imagination.
- Fundamental acting skills
|INTRO TO ACTING - Intake 1||5 February - 25 March 2020|
|INTRO TO ACTING - Intake 2||CANCELLED|
|INTRO TO ACTING - Intake 3||15 July - 2 September 2020|
|INTRO TO ACTING - Intake 4||7 October - 25 November 2020|
Time: Wednesdays at 07:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Cost: $500.00 inc. GST
Duration: 8 Weeks
Next Stage acting takes your acting to a new level. Working with industry professionals, you will begin to hone your craft with exciting and challenging scripts. Our teachers will take you through the fundamentals of text analysis, character creation and building a rapport with your scene partner.
- Script analysis
- Character creation
- Building Rapport
Outcome: At the completion of this course you will have gained the skills to successfully perform a scene and truly connect with your fellow performers. The course will also entail an informal presentation in the last week of your course.
|The Next Stage – Intake 1||Cancelled|
|The Next Stage – Intake 2||15 July – 2 September 2020|
|The Next Stage – Intake 3||7 October – 25 November 2020|
A new part-time (non-accredited) short-course provides opportunities to experience the range of disciplines and skills needed for a professional career on stage or screen, before committing to higher-level study.
Working with respected Industry professionals, students undertake classes in Movement, Voice, Improvisation, Text Study, and Stage and Screen Acting. Class sizes are capped so that students receive the maximum attention and encouragement and are given the best chance to fully explore their training potential.
The studios are based in its own area within the National Theatre building at the corner of Carlisle and Barkly Street, St Kilda a short distance away from Luna Park and the beach.
THE AUDITION PROCESS: WORKSHOP
Auditioning for a drama school? Learn with the professionals. Acquire the skills and techniques to make a lasting impression in the audition room.
Industry experts will guide you through the process of text analysis, character work and acting techniques.
This two-day weekend course will cover the fundamentals of contemporary and Shakespeare monologues.
Day 1: Contemporary – led by award-wining Theatre Director Peter Blackburn.
Day 2: Shakespeare – led by National Theatre Drama school Artistic Director Trent Baker.