A career in the performing arts can take you to places you've never dreamed of

At TAFE SA you can study acting and dance, as well as a range of behind the scenes roles. Whether you like to tread the boards, or prefer a supporting role, these courses develop your personal strengths and provide you with professional skills to meet the demand of the rich and rewarding arts and cultural sector.

Admission to acting and dance requires strict talent-based selection through audition.

Become an actor in theatre, film and television

TAFE SA acting courses are built on the philosophy that studying acting is studying humanity. Our rigorous actor training program equips you for a career in mainstream theatre, film and TV, as well as creating successful and innovative theatre. Our graduates also pursue interests in teaching, directing, producing and writing theatre. Core disciplines of acting, movement and voice are supported by studies in singing, theatre history and screen acting, with a busy production schedule in our fully equipped theatres.

Advanced Diploma of Arts (Acting)

Performing Arts Courses

Award Courses Help… National Code
Certificate IV in DanceCUA40113
Advanced Diploma of Arts (Acting)10260NAT
Higher Education Help… National Code
Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dance) - Flinders University
Short Courses Help… Duration
Discover Acting - Term 38 weeks
Discover Acting - Term 48 weeks
International Courses Help… CRICOS Code
Diploma of Arts (Acting)085869K
Advanced Diploma of Arts (Acting)085870F

Become a professional dancer, choreographer or artistic director

TAFE SA’s Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dance) is a degree in elite dance performance. Delivered in partnership with Flinders University, the course combines performance with theoretical study of classical and contemporary dance. You’ll develop skills in realistic dance techniques, devised movement practices, dance project realisation, choreography and stage performance.

Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dance)

Video: Dance Production

Dance students at TAFE SA perform in professional productions during their training. This is just one contemporary dance production performed by students from TAFE SA's Adelaide College of the Arts.

Certificate IV in Dance

Student Program Information Guides

The following PDF guides provide detailed information about performing arts courses: