Short Courses With Perform Australia
Every year Perform Australia runs a range of short courses for actors and others. These course range from beginners' acting courses, through to intermediate studies and advanced professional development courses. Keep an eye on this page for changes term by term!
Curious about acting, but never had the chance to try? Acting 101 is one of our most popular courses. Designed for beginners, it introduces you 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.
WHERE: Brisbane and Canberra
STARTS FEBRUARY 2022 - ENROLMENTS NOW OPEN
Curtain Raisers - Song and Dance Club
Love musical theatre? Want to sing and dance? Got a day job, or studying, so can't study musical theatre full time? This might be just the ticket - Curtain Raisers Song and Dance Club. Join for one term... or just keep on going ad infinitum! You'll sing and dance to musical theatre repertoire from Broadway, West End, and even homegrown Aussie works!
The Elements of Acting
How do you move from a wooden performance that appears rehearsed, to a natural, believable one?
The key is listening and responding to your fellow actor in a way that is authentic. And that means bringing emotion to what you do.
In The Elements of Acting, you'll work through a series of techniques and exercises from the famous acting practitioner, Sanford Meisner, and begin to apply your learning to performance.
FOR: BEGINNER to INTERMEDIATE STUDENTS
STARTS 12 JULY
From Hollywood to Broadway Accents Workshop
On Screen - Learn to Act for the Camera
Want to learn how to act in movies and TV? Join us for our next screen acting class, called On Screen. In it you'll learn all you need to know to get started as a screen actor.
This course can also be completed as an accredited unit as part of the 10915NAT Certificate IV in Acting or the CUA40513 Certificate IV in Musical Theatre. You can receive a Statement of Attainment for this unit if you opt to complete all assessments.
Podcasting - All You Need To Know To Get Started
Want to learn podcasting? This two-day weekend course will assist you to create, with clarity, your business or personal podcast. Podcaster and broadcaster Jen Seyderhelm will provide insider tips to expand your network as well as interviewing, sound, audio equipment and production guidance. You will take home voice over and podcast demos made together in class.