Courses & Admissions
Aboriginal Theatre at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
This course assists Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to gain admission into mainstream theatre training programs in Australia, and to enhance the ability to audition for and perform roles in theatre, musical theatre, television and film. The course assists students wishing to enter the entertainment industry from an Aboriginal perspective, who may be hampered by a lack of tuition at an appropriate level in one or more of the areas of song, dance and acting.
On completion of the course, students will have integrated dance, singing and acting into a performance skill. They will have acquired a basic knowledge of Indigenous culture in the context of performance, visual art and writing, and will be more aware of the communication skills necessary to gain 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 Theatre Course Coordinator for further information on (61 8) 9370 6527 or via email.
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