Professional Actor Qualification

Drama Works Academy of Performing Arts is proud to be in partnership with PERFORM AUSTRALIA, (formerly known as Canberra Academy of Dramatic Art), RTO 40859 to exclusively provide their prestigious acting course into Queensland between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. This course is delivered part time face-to-face on Tuesdays during school term at Bray Hall (3 Mundin Street, Petrie QLD 4502). 

10197NAT Certificate IV in Acting for Stage and Screen

*** AUDITIONS  for mid 2019 intake ***


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(No preparation is required to Audition)

Acting Technique

By studying units in acting technique, you will develop a process for preparing for a role. Learn how to mine a text for clues to create a character, work with listening-response techniques, and then set about applying those techniques in a stage or screen context.

Ever seen a wooden actor on stage or screen? That’s not what you want to be. Our aim is to move you towards memorable, believable performances through special methods taught by our trainers, who are all professional actors.

Units you’ll study:

CUAACT401 Use a range of acting techniques in performance

SASCHA401 Use text to create character

CUAPRF410 Develop on-camera performance skills

SASSTA401 Apply stage performance technique

The 10197NAT Certificate IV in Acting for Stage and Screen is Brisbane’s newest foundation course in professional acting.  If you want to explore the actor’s craft – through movement, vocal development, stage and screen acting technique, and industry skills – this is the course for you.

This course is offered part time over one year.

Complete this course successfully and you’ll receive 8 credit points towards your QCE as well as develop skills in the following areas:

Actor’s Instrument

The ‘Actor’s Instrument’ refers to the voice and body: it’s what the actor uses to communicate. If you want longevity as a performer, your instrument needs to be in tune.

In Movement you’ll explore your physicality through a blend of fitness, movement technique, and non-verbal communication skills.

In Voice you’ll work on developing vocal resonance, projection and articulation, adapting them to your performance space (whether that’s stage or screen).

Units you’ll study:

SASPHY401 Expand physical vocabulary

SASVOC401 Increase vocal capacity

Industry Skills

The professional actor needs more than technique alone: you need industry information. How do you find a job? Win a role? Manage yourself in a professional setting? Know who to talk to if you have a problem while on set? These questions and more are answered in your industry skills units.

You’ll learn how to engage in professional dialogue, audition for a role, practise industry etiquette, and monitor workplace health and safety issues.

These skills prepare you for your first steps into the industry.

Units you’ll study:

CUAPRF304 Develop audition techniques

SASCON401 Acquire and integrate knowledge of performance contexts

SASPRA401 Apply principles of professional practice

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How To Apply

To apply for this course you will need to register your interest with Drama Works, and then attend a drama workshop audition (information session). At this session we will explain the course to you in detail, and you’ll have opportunity to ask questions.

Next, we’ll run you through some drama games and activities to evaluate your suitability for the course. No preparation is needed.

Complete the form below to register for this informal workshop audition today!

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To get started with your course please complete this online form or call us on 0408 739 246 — The Drama Works Academy Team look forward to welcoming you.

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