If you were born to perform, then take to the stage with this qualification. The rigorous actor-training program incorporates the core disciplines of acting, voice and movement. Through projects in theatre-making, your third year will culminate in a main stage production. You’ll explore the specialised demands of acting on screen, with classes from first year onward culminating in exercises in television multi-camera in second year, and short films and professional showreel shoots in third year.
- It is anticipated that the Advanced Diploma of Performing Arts (Acting) will be delivered from the start of 2019.
- TAFE SA will contact you with audition details and booking dates. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are not contacted within 5 business days after applying.
- Students wishing to access WorkReady funding will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills as part of course counselling before enrolling.
Most commonly, graduates work as professional actors in all areas of theatre, film, television, and related industries. More generally, people who train as actors end up in a myriad of rewarding careers, both inside the theatre and related industries, including teaching and community work. This is because studying acting is studying humanity—one’s own, and other people’s—and this tends to make acting graduates deeply intuitive, sensitive, and emotionally intelligent people with the skills to improvise a career in various fields.
Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.
Qualifications & Skills Covered
Diploma of Arts (Acting) (10259NAT)
Advanced Diploma of Arts (Acting)
This course consists of 24 units and covers five broad disciplines:
- Acting, Movement, Voice, Performance and Production and Contextual studies.
Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.
The TAFE SA qualification is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative.
To access subsidised training through WorkReady, your suitability to complete the qualification will be assessed. This may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment.
This course is funded through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative. To find out if you may be eligible for
this funding please visit the TAFE SA website.
There may be incidental fees for additional expenses to those required to complete the course. For example for equipment,
transport or accommodation.
To help with the payment of your fees, you may be able to pay your fees by instalments. To find out more please visit:
You may also be eligible for a fee concession if you hold a current:
- Health Care Card
- Pensioner Concession Card
- Veterans Affairs Card
or if you are a prisoner in a South Australian correctional institution.
To find out more please visit: www.tafesa.edu.au/concession