A Unique Bachelor of Performance Degree
Incorporating elements of an acting course & delivered over 2 years, this degree extends the mainstream acting school approach to education with diverse, unique professional training both as an individual and an ensemble member. Students learn the multiple skills required for an independent career in the performing arts.
This Sydney based theatre course provides professional training by nurturing the talent, technique & temperament of the performer, creator, actor & producer both as individuals & ensemble members. Much more than an acting school, students learn to embrace the multiple skills required for an independent career in the performing arts.
Course Length: Six Trimesters (2 years full time).
Semesters 1 and 2 are the Foundation Stage
Semesters 3 to 6 are the Industry Stage
The Performance Program is the culmination of the work undertaken in each Trimester of the theatre teaching Program. Performances range from in-house presentations during the Foundation Stage to public performances during the Industry Stage.
The Performance Program is presented in the two-week examination period at the end of each Trimester. This is both an exciting and demanding time for the student. It requires greater and more flexible hours based on a formal Production Schedule.
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AADA is an internationally recognised drama school with highly respected staff. AADA offers an education for professionals by professionals, designed to help you develop your theatre or acting career. AADA teaching staff and guest artists include some of the best creative practitioners and cultural creators in Sydney, nationally, and internationally. AADA’s flexible staffing approach means that your teachers will also include highly qualified guest lecturers who are leading professionals in their fields.
Please click here for a list of AADA Teaching Staff & biographies
The Placement Program provides valuable theatre industry experience through observation and practical interaction with a creative workplace. The student is matched with suitable industry players dependent on strengths, interests and goals. The Placement Program is offered to students in their final Trimester. It requires a minimum 48 hour commitment.
AADA is located on the campus of the Australian Institute of Music (AIM). This unique integration of AADA students with those studying in Contemporary, Classical, Music Theatre, Composition, Music Production, Audio, Entertainment and Arts Management opens up a unique network of collegial contacts rarely available at other theatre schools.