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10068NAT - Diploma of Screen Performance

Course code C52

This nationally recognised course prepares performers with a range of knowledge, and skills to enter the performing arts industry as a screen performance actor for roles in television and film productions

On successful completion of the course, students will have combined screen acting, storytelling, and industry practice into a tangible performance skill; acquired a basic knowledge of camera operation and script analysis in the context of screen performance; and understand the communication and pre-professional skills necessary to audition for and perform roles in television and film.

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

C52

Fees

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Duration

1 year full-time

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

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Early closing date 15-01-2020

This course has an early closing date for applications. To avoid disappointment, we recommend you apply by this date.

Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

C52

Fees

See Fees and Scholarships for further information.

Duration

1 year full-time

See Course Details for further information.

Availability & Campus

This course is not offered on-campus or online to international students.

See Course Details for further information.

Early closing date 15-01-2020

This course has an early closing date for applications. To avoid disappointment, we recommend you apply by this date.

Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Mount Lawley

Semester availability

This course is not offered on-campus or online to international students.

Course Structure

Year 1 - VET Full
Unit Code Unit Title
CUAVOS302Develop vocal techniques for use in performance
CUAPRF402Develop conceptual and expressive skills as a performer
CUAPPM502Realise productions
Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title
CUAAIR302Develop techniques for presenting to camera
DSPACT501ADevelop fundamental acting skills for film and television
CUAACT401Use a range of acting techniques in performance
CUAWRT402Write extended stories
CUAPRF501Refine performance techniques
Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title
CUAPRF503Prepare for performances in a competitive environment
CUAPRF403Use a range of performance techniques
DSPAUD501ADevelop audition techniques for screen and television
CUAIND401Extend expertise in specialist creative fields
DSPACT502ADevelop specialised skills to perform for camera
CUAPOS201Perform basic vision and sound editing
CUAPPR502Develop own sustainable professional practice
Year 1 - Term 4
Unit Code Unit Title
CUAPRF410Develop on-camera performance skills

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For more detailed unit information for this course take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

Student handbook

Course notes

Important course notes

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Analyse and plan approaches to technical problems or management/performance requirements.
  2. Effectively demonstrate the concepts, skills and knowledge required by a screen actor in rehearsal, performance and studio work.
  3. Evaluate information, using it to review self or others performance and planning purposes.
  4. Have a thorough understanding of the concepts, skills and knowledge required by a screen actor.
  5. Self-directed application of knowledge and skills, with substantial depth in some areas where judgment is required in planning and selecting appropriate equipment, services and techniques for self and others.
  6. Transfer and apply theoretical concepts and/or technical or creative skills to a range of situations.
  7. Understand and respond appropriately to terminology employed by the industry.
  8. Understanding of a broad knowledge base incorporating theoretical concepts, with substantial depth in some areas.

Professional Recognition

Nationally Recognised by: Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA)

Fees and Scholarships

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VET course fees are set by the WA Government and they vary from course to course. For more information, please go to Fees and Scholarships.

Scholarships

ECU has a scholarship program that provides many opportunities each year to students undertaking studies here.

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Career Opportunities

After achieving the Diploma of Screen Performance, candidates may choose to audition for higher level qualifications or audition for roles in industry.

Possible future job titles

actor, film and television actor, performer, screen actor

Student
stories

"The greatest gift WAAPA gave me was confidence"
Nelson Baker
Nelson BakerWAAPA Aboriginal Performance and Diploma of Screen Performance graduate

Knowing what you’re doing on set and within yourself with your acting is so important. Of course I have continued to learn so much more on set, but WAAPA gave me really strong foundations to work from. Everything both of these intensive courses offered me, from script-reading to short film work, has helped me so much and allowed me to feel ready for professional work in this amazing industry.

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