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A course assisting 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.
The course assists Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to gain admission into mainstream theatre training programs in Australia and to enhance the student's ability to audition for and perform roles in theatre, musical theatre, television and film.
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 they will be more aware of the communication skills necessary to gain employment and function as a professional artist.
This course is accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA).
The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts follows an academic calendar that is slightly different to ECU’s standard academic calendar. For more information about semester start dates, study weeks, exam periods and breaks, please refer to ECU’s Important Dates page.
Actor, Performer, Entertainer
This course is not available for on-campus study by students with an International student visa.