Wednesday, 25 July 2018
The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), as part of Edith Cowan University’s Mount Lawley campus, is opening its doors to the public on Sunday, 12 August from 10am until 3pm, for it’s annual Open Day event. Showcasing its wide range of performing arts courses and state-of-the-art facilities for prospective students, the WAAPA Open Day offers the perfect opportunity to take a look behind the scenes at Australia’s premier performing arts academy.
WAAPA offers full-time courses in Aboriginal Performance, Acting, Arts Management, Costume, Dance (Classical Ballet and Contemporary), Design, Lighting, Music (Classical, Jazz, Contemporary Music and Composition and Music Technology), Music Theatre, Performing Arts, Props and Scenery, Screen Performance, Sound, and Stage Management. In addition to gaining information on these WAAPA courses, the Open Day provides opportunities to meet staff and students, visit rehearsals and classes, view exhibitions and watch performances.
Visitors will be able to sit in on classes from the Acting, Dance, Performing Arts and Music Theatre programs as well as watch open rehearsals of the upcoming WAAPA productions. The Composition & Music Technology students will be giving demonstrations and performances throughout the day, whilst Classical singers and instrumentalists, Jazz and Contemporary Music ensembles will be giving free concerts in the Music Auditorium and The Edith – Spiegeltent.
Students from the Production & Design program will present guided tours all day. The Behind the Scenes tourexplores the machinations of theatrical production encompassing the sound and lighting studios, costume and design studios, the Academy’s state-of-the-art theatres and the Props and Scenery Construction workshop.
“ECU and WAAPA’s Open Day is a great opportunity to learn about how to become part of one of Australia’s best known and respected performing arts training institutions,” says WAAPA Director, Julie Warn. “As well as finding out more about the specific courses on offer, prospective students, their families and any interested member of the public can have a good look over ECU’s Mount Lawley campus.”
For more information, please visit the WAAPA and ECU Open Day event web page.