Sydney Theatre School invites you to take part in a course that has earned acclaimed recognition throughout the performing arts industry across Australia. Welcome to the Advanced Diploma of Arts (Acting).
Offered full-time over three years, this outstanding course covers the essential skills required to work as professional actors in theatre, film, television and related industries including intensive study of acting for both stage and screen; voice (including singing); movement (including dance); and historical, theoretical and technical theatre elements. Theatre projects develop throughout the course leading to full-scale productions marketed to the public and industry professionals such as agents and casting directors in the third year.
On completion of this course, graduates are equipped with the experience and vocational skills to play a significant role in the performing arts. Graduates of this diploma are eligible to join the M.E.A.A. (formally Actors Equity).
The Advanced Diploma of Arts (Acting) 10260NAT is a nationally-recognised training course approved by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). Through recognition and the schools registration as a VET approved Nationally Recognised Training (NRT) institute, students may be eligible to apply for financial assistance through the Australian government VET Fee Help, Austudy, Abstudy and Youth Allowance. For more information please use our ‘Contact Us‘ section.
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The Advanced Diploma of Arts (Acting) course is available to domestic students through the VET FEE-HELP program (VET Provider ID 7371)
VET FEE-HELP is a loan scheme for the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector that is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). VET FEE-HELP assists eligible students undertaking certain VET courses of study (diploma, advanced diploma, graduate certificate and graduate diploma courses). The scheme allows students to borrow funds up to their FEE-HELP limit to help pay for all or part of their tuition fees. Students who access VET FEE-HELP assistance will have a loan with the Australian Government who will, on the student’s behalf, pay their tuition fees to the approved VET provider (Sydney Theatre School).
Further information regarding the VET FEE-HELP scheme can be found here:
The following documents are also available and contain important information:
STS has a range of policies and procedures in place to support the VET FEE-HELP scheme, relevant policies can be accessed below:
- Academic Grievance Policy
- Non-Academic Grievance Policy
- Personal Information Policy
- Statement of VET Tuition Assurance
- Fair Treatment Policy
FEES & Census Dates for 2014:
The above schedule of fees relates to domestic students.
The Census Date is the date by which the Request for Commonwealth Assistance form must be submitted on or before for a student to be eligible to receive a VET FEE-HELP loan for that period of study. Optional up-front payments must also be made on or before the Census Date. The census date cannot be extended or changed under any circumstances.
Candidates for the course will be required to attend an audition and interview. The audition will comprise two (2) monologues from a play of their choice – one contemporary and one Shakespeare. Each monologue should be no more than 3 minutes duration. Students may also be asked to improvise during the audition process and there will be an interview. Detailed preparation instructions, suggested audition pieces and audition assessment criteria will be provided to all applicants.
The minimum age for enrolment is 17 years. See “Fair Treatment Policy” above for other selection criteria.
Participation & Attendance
Due to the practical nature of the course, and the fact that all the subjects work on the notion of incremental growth, it is essential that students attend no less than 95% of all classes. Attendance at less than 95% of all classes is deemed insufficient for students to achieve the minimum level of competency required to successfully complete a module.
The Advanced Diploma of Arts (Acting) qualification will provide a 60% credit towards the Bachelor of Dramatic Arts degree at Wesley Institute. Credit may also be granted towards suitable degrees at other universities or insitutions. Please contact us for more information regarding these arrangements.
|Semester||Term Period 2014||Attendance Times||Course Modules||Location||Accreditation|
|Semester 1||28th January to 5th April (10 Weeks)
15th April to 21st June (10 Weeks)
|Tue, Thur & Sat
9am to 6pm
|6 Units (Modules) of Study||Chippendale, Sydney||Advanced Diploma of Arts (Acting) 10260NAT|
|Semester 2||8th July to 13th September (10 Weeks)
23rd September to 29th Nov (10 Weeks)
|Tue, Thur & Sat
9am to 6pm
|4 Units (Modules) of Study||Chippendale, Sydney||Advanced Diploma of Arts (Acting) 10260NAT|
* All units are compulsory and students must therefore successfully complete all units to receive the award.
|CUSOHS301A||Follow occupational health and safety procedures|
|ACTDCA501A||Develop comprehensive acting skills|
|ACTDCB501A||Develop comprehensive discipline in body and voice|
|ACTDCP501A||Develop comprehensive performance skills|
|ACTEDT501A||Explore dramatic theory, history and literature|
|ACTDBT501A||Develop basic technical theatre skills|
|ACTRCA501A||Refine comprehensive acting skills|
|ACTRCB501A||Refine comprehensive discipline in body and voice|
|ACTRCP501A||Refine comprehensive performance skills|
|ACTEDR501A||Explore drama from the Restoration to the 20th century|
|ACTDAA501A||Develop advanced acting skills|
|ACTDAB501A||Develop advanced discipline in body and voice|
|ACTACP501A||Apply comprehensive performance skills to productions|
|ACTEAD501A||Explore and write Australian drama|
|AACRAA601A||Refine advanced acting skills|
|AACRAB601A||Refine advanced discipline in body and voice|
|AACAAP601A||Apply advanced performance skills to productions|
|AACEDL601A||Evaluate dramatic literature and write for academic purposes|
|AACDPA601A||Develop professional acting skills|
|AACDPB601A||Develop professional discipline in body and voice|
|AACAPP601A||Apply professional performance skills to productions|
|AACCAE601A||Critically evaluate the performing arts industry|
|AACRPA601A||Refine professional acting skills|
|AACRPB601A||Refine professional discipline in body and voice|
|AACAIP601A||Apply industry standard performance skills to productions|
|AACCEC601A||Critically evaluate world cinema|