Advanced Diploma of Arts (Acting)

Study pathway:
  • Diploma of Arts (Acting) (10259NAT)
Duration Up to 36 months Full Time
National Code10260NAT
TAFE SA CodeAC00045
Example Career ProfileActorActor
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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.


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Adelaide College of the ArtsOn CampusOpening 13 Aug 2018

Course Admission Requirements

  • Satisfactory performance in an audition
    If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by Audition score
    If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.

    Important Information

    • 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 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.
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    Employment Outcomes

    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) (10260NAT)
    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.

    Credit Transfer

    Studying at TAFE SA is one of the easiest pathways towards a University Degree. Credit Transfer is the formal recognition that parts of a TAFE SA course are equivalent in content and level to parts of some University courses. Below are the Credit Transfer details for this course. View all TAFE SA Credit Transfer Agreements

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    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.