The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts is one of the world's leading performing arts academies, recognised nationally and internationally for the quality of its graduates.Find out more
Study world ready
WAAPA provides world-class teaching, concert facilities and performance opportunities for aspiring professionals in acting, dance, classical, jazz or contemporary music, and musical theatre.
Download a guide
If you prefer paper over pixels, please download one of our guides.
"Being at WAAPA gave me the opportunity to hone my skills and get them industry ready"
It gave me an understanding of how the industry worked and the work ethic you need to be successful in it.
"WAAPA taught me all about music and what it takes to be a professional singer"
My undergraduate course at WAAPA gave me fundamental music skills and knowledge. History lectures and invaluable theory classes set me up to recognise musical context and structural understanding. These three years were the years I fell in love with music. The Graduate Diploma taught me that there were more elements to being a singer than I had ever imagined. This was the year I began to discover what opera and art song really could be. WAAPA helped set me up for my time overseas and prepared me with specific tools for my craft. In particular, role preparation and research, and stage confidence and exploration. It also allowed me to gain efficient learning skills when presented with new music, especially in other languages.
"The teachers pushed me further than I believed I could go, they pushed me out of my comfort zone"
WAAPA really helped prepare me for my future as a professional dancer.