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Full-time Program

10073NAT - Advanced Diploma of Acting

Duration: 3 years (22 contact hrs per week) between 9 am-6 pm Monday to Friday.

Fees 2021: $31,950.00 (paid over 3 years)

Funding Support: VET Student Loan (limited at $15,793.00 per student) Austudy, ABStudy & Scholarship.

Entry Requirements: Entry requirements: Students must be 19 years or over by the 1st of January the year their studies commence. Students must have completed Year 12 High School or equivalent. Acceptance is by audition only. This course is open to international students. Students must meet all requirements and pass all units of competency in each subsequent year to obtain the qualification.

Auditions for 2021: Audition applications are now open for 2021. They will take place at The National Theatre in November, with all places finalised in December. Late applications may be considered in exceptional circumstances.

Location: National theatre Melbourne.

Duration: 3 years full-time, 30-35hrs a week (Some evening performance work may be required)

Fees: $34,950.00 (paid over 3 years)

Funding Support:  Scholarships may be available in certain circumstances. Scholarships are only awarded to students who have completed a minimum of 12 months of study at The National Theatre Drama School.

Entry Requirements: The first stage of the audition process for international students is completed by completing the application form and submitting an application video and photos.  You may be required in the second phase of the audition process to take part in an online interview / call back audition. The School Administrator will advise you formally if your audition has been successful.

Auditions: Auditions for 2021 are held in November, with all course offers confirmed before the end of December. Occasionally late applications can be accepted, please contact the Drama Administrator.

Term 1 begins on Monday 1 February 2021. All students are expected to attend an orientation day in the week prior to this. 

Location: National Theatre Melbourne.

Course Outline

Code Title
CUAWHS302 Apply work health and safety practices Core
ACTPRF605A Create performance pieces Core
ACTPRF601A Demonstrate a range of body awareness techniques in performance related activities Core
ACTPRF602A Demonstrate techniques to physically release the voice in performance related activities Core
CUAPRF304 Develop audition techniques Core
ACTPRF603A Explore techniques to enliven and embody text in performance related activities Core
ACTPRF604A Explore the key elements of the theatrical experience Core
CUSOHS301A Follow occupational health and safety procedures Core
ACTPRF607A Prepare, rehearse and perform stage plays for public performance Core
ACTPRF606A Produce, promote and present an original public performance Core
CUAIND402 Provide freelance services Core
CUFIND401A Provide services on a freelance basis Core
ACTPRF608A Rehearse and perform for the camera Core
CUVRES401A Research history and theory to inform own arts practice Core