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Drama School Scholarships

Through the generosity of a number of the School’s supporters, the following scholarships are available for students enrolled in the Advanced Diploma of Acting at The National Theatre Drama School.


THE CMC TALENT MANAGEMENT RISING STAR SCHOLARSHIP

Available from 2023 for first year Advanced Diploma of Acting students.

The CMC Talent Management Rising Star Scholarship will cover the annual tuition fees for one individual enrolling in the full time Advanced Diploma of Acting.

The scholarship recipient will be identified through application and audition and awarded based on talent and potential for a career in the performing arts. First Nations and gender diverse people are encouraged to apply.

To apply for the Rising Star Scholarship,  please note your interest in your application  for the Advanced Diploma of Acting.  In the application form, you will be required to provide the name and contact details of a referee (a teacher, director or mentor).

The National Theatre Drama School extends a heartfelt gratitude to Cathy Baker, Claire Savage and their staff at CMC Talent Management for their generous support of this first year Scholarship.


THE GWEN & EDNA JONES FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

Thanks to the generosity of the Trustees of the Warrnambool based G & E Jones Foundation, a scholarship to the value of $6000 will be available to a young adult currently resident in the Western District of Victoria who successfully auditions for the Advanced Diploma of Acting at Melbourne’s prestigious National Theatre Drama School in St Kilda.


 

THE LISLE JONES AWARD

This Scholarship named in honour of the much respected and loved former student, actor and teacher at the National Theatre, Lisle Jones is valued at $3000.It is awarded to a Second or Third Year Advanced Diploma student who, in the opinion of the Director and Staff, has demonstrated their professional potential and can show that financial assistance would significantly benefit them. The funds are to be used primarily for the payment of tuition fees.


THE W.P CARR AWARD

This Scholarship, named in honour of the National Theatre Drama School’s founding Head of Drama  (1937-1969), William P. Carr, is valued at $2000. It is awarded to a Second or Third Year Advanced Diploma student who, in the opinion of the Director and Staff, has demonstrated their professional potential and can show that financial assistance would significantly benefit them. The funds are to be used primarily for the payment of tuition fees.