Study your Advanced Diploma of Performing Arts with Perth’s Principal Academy of Dance.
This qualification offers intensive training and skills development to a professional level. The course is specifically designed to produce highly skilled and diverse professional performers enabling them to seek work in a broad range of future employment such as cruise ships, musical theatre productions, entertainment resorts, theme parks, film and television. The course is delivered with majors in dance, musical theatre and acting.
The aim of this course is to ensure graduates have acquired a comprehensive range of skills and in-depth knowledge to display the disciplined attitude necessary for a professional dancer, singer and actor. Throughout the course, students will enhance and refine their technique and artistry showing confidence, assurance and professional awareness in application. Also, a comprehensive understanding of professional contexts will be applied in performance and practice.
Students will be provided with the opportunity to perform in the mid-year performance, stage play, musical and end of year showcase featuring choreography, vocal and scene work from popular stage and movie musicals. This is also an opportunity for the general public and invited industry professionals to view up and coming artists.
Duration: 1 Year from February – December
Days: Monday – Friday
Hours: 9.00am – 6.00pm (Additional hours are required during production weeks)
Units of competency covered at Advanced Diploma level include:
Musical Theatre Major – Acting Studies, Vocal Technique, Song Repertoire, Musical Theatre Performance, Stanislavski Technique, Accents, Classical Ballet, Jazz Dance, Tap, Performance Studies, Stage Combat, Audition Preparation, Professional Development.
Dance Major – Classical Ballet, Pas de Deux, Modern Dance, Jazz, Commercial Jazz, Contemporary, Ballroom, Tap, Showgirl Performance, Acting Studies, Vocal Technique, Musical Theatre Performance, Audition Preparation, Professional Development.
Acting Major – Improvisation, Accents, Stage Combat, Acting for Film & Television, Radio Skills, Stanislavski Technique, International Theatre, Stage Play, Audition Preparation, Professional Development.
Prior to graduation students have the opportunity to “Show Case” their skills in front of potential agents & employers.
A full course outline of the core & electives for each major is available on application.