Short Courses & Workshops At Perform Australia

Perform Australia runs a range of short courses in acting and related fields every year, in Brisbane and Canberra. Keep an eye on this page to see what's coming up.

Acting 101

Acting 101 ...The perfect acting course for beginners who are curious about acting! You'll be introduced to the fundamentals of acting through a range of drama games, acting activities and... a mini-performance in the last week!  You'll learn about what an actor does, how to work with scripts, how to improvise, and much more.

Learn your skills with a working actor, meet new people, and have a laugh along the way!

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The Elements of Acting

Want to learn how to develop "real", natural performances for stage and screen, that draw on emotion and captivate your audience? We show you how, in The Elements of Acting! Taught by Perform Australia's Director of Artistic Development, James Scott. Starts in Term 3.

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The Auditions Skill Set


Refine your audition technique in this unique weekend intensive workshop! Learn all about industry expectations, how to source auditions, preparing your audition, self-taping, and much more!

Learn from master actor, Charles Allen.

When: 26-27 August, Saturday & Sunday
Where: Kangaroo Point, Brisbane

Past Courses

The Actor's Context

Learn about the history of acting and be inspired. Explore where acting came from, and find out about a wide range of theatre, film and television practitioners through the ages.

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Screen Experience

In this class, you'll learn about an actor's role and responsibilities in a film project, while you work on your screen acting technique. Under the guidance of a professional director, you'll play a role in a fully produced short film which can then become part of your actor's portfolio.

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The Actor's Process

A lot of actors run on instinct - without any technique to back them up. If you're ready to add technique to your toolkit as an actor, then you need to join 'The Actor's Process'! In this class you'll learn a process you can use every single time you meet a new script.

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Introduction to acting for the camera

Want to learn how to act for film and television? In this amazing introductory course, you'll gain a great understanding of the techniques you need as an actor to succeed in this field.