Courses & Admissions
Aboriginal Performance at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
The Aboriginal Performance program is a one year, full-time intensive course in acting, dance and singing training. It prepares Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students for entry into theatre, film, television and radio work, or to audition for ongoing, high-level training.
On completion of the course graduates will have acquired a knowledge of Indigenous culture in the context of contemporary performance, and will have integrated acting, dance and singing into practical performance skills. The graduate will be responsive to audition requirements, communication skills and processes necessary to gain meaningful employment and function as a professional artist.
This course is open to anyone of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent, 17 years of age and over. Nationwide applications are accepted. No acting or performance experience is required. However, the course demands thirty hours per week in practical workshop thus a high level of self discipline and maturity is preferred.
Successful applicants may be eligible for Centrelink benefits such as Abstudy. Limited on-campus accommodation is available through Edith Cowan University Student Housing, Mount Lawley campus.
Contact the Aboriginal Performance Course Coordinator for further information on (61 8) 9370 6527 or via email.
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