Advanced Diploma of Arts (Acting)

Duration (incl. holidays) 74 weeks
Teaching Duration60 weeks
(2 Semesters is 1 academic year)
CRICOS Code085870F
National Code10260NAT
Course TypeAccredited Course
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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    Course Admission Requirements (for International Applications)

    • Academic IELTS score of 5.5 Overall with minimum of 5.0 in all bands or equivalent.
    • Satisfactory completion of the Diploma of Arts (Acting) or equivalent acting course (approved by the Principal Lecturer/Education Manager) together with an audition and interview.

    Course Notes

    • Students are strongly encouraged to complete the Diploma and Advanced Diploma as a package for the duration of 3 years (6 semesters) at a total cost of $42,000.
    • Interview & Audition Details:
      Recordings of audition must be received by the Program Area by April 1st of each year. Interviews (can be skype) must be completed by May 1st of each year. Typically successful students will be informed by May 30th of each year.
    • Students must be physically able to actively participate in movement classes
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    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

    You will only receive a joint offer for TAFE SA and University if you apply for a Packaged University Program. If the University course that you have selected is not part of a Packaged University Offers, you will need to apply separately to the University for your selected degree program.

    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.

    Find other TAFE SA Credit Transfer Agreements

    Advanced Diploma of Arts (Acting)

    Credit Gained
    UniversityUniversity CoursePointsTime Equiv.Details
    Flinders UniversityBachelor of Creative Arts (Drama)54 points 18 months Details
    University of AdelaideBachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship36 points 18 months Details
    University of South AustraliaBachelor of Arts (Performing Arts)54 points 18 months Details


    These course fees are for international students only.

    Tuition FeesIncidental Fees
    Semester 1AUD $7000-
    Semester 2AUD $7000-
    Semester 3AUD $7000-
    Fee TotalsAUD $21000-
    Total Course CostAUD $21000

    Note: TAFE SA does not commit to any fees shown. Charges vary between courses and subjects and are based on a rate per hour. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary.

    Overseas Students Health Cover

    All overseas students are required to have Overseas Students Health Cover (OSHC) insurance for the entire duration of the course. The health cover rate will vary depending on the personal circumstances and duration of stay in Australia. Read more about Overseas Students Health Cover.

    Contact us

    TAFE South Australia International

    Level 1, 120 Currie Street
    Adelaide, South Australia, 5000