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Notable alumni

  • Jai Courtney
  • Virginia Gay
  • Hugh Jackman
  • Ewen Leslie
  • Dacre Montgomery
  • Frances O’Connor

Studying acting at WAAPA is an inspiring and all-consuming experience. The three year, full-time Bachelor of Arts (Acting) degree is an intensive conservatoire program that produces graduates who are thoroughly prepared for a career in a wide variety of media, including theatre, television, film and radio, both in Australia and internationally.

Students gain an appreciation of the complete theatrical production process through collaborations with their WAAPA peers from other disciplines, such as Production and Design, on full-scale productions. In addition to daily tuition from WAAPA’s highly acclaimed staff, students have opportunities to work with guest directors and leading industry practitioners to facilitate the transition from student to professional life. WAAPA’s Acting course has an international reputation for excellence, based on the success of its graduates.

WAAPA also offers a one year, full-time Diploma of Acting course that trains students in the skills needed to enter the performing arts industry as an actor for roles in theatre productions.

Screen Performance – This one year, full-time Diploma course trains students in acting for the screen in film and television productions. Students gain skills in screen acting techniques, improvisation, movement, voice production, auditioning and self-testing; and acquire a basic knowledge of script analysis, camera operation and film editing. Graduates can confidently enter the industry as freelancers or pursue further training at a higher level.

Courses offered in this discipline

These course pages detail entry requirements, fee and interview information. You can also apply from these pages.


The Course Coordinator for Acting is Ms Glenda Linscott.

If you would like to view other staff in the Performance department, please visit the WAAPA Staff listing web page.

More information

For further enquiries please contact Student Recruitment on 134 328, or for calls outside Australia, (61 8) 6304 0000.

If you would like to know more about WAAPA courses, please visit the WAAPA Study areas web page.

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