Advanced Diploma of Performing Arts


Study your Advanced Diploma of Performing Arts with Perth’s Principal Academy of Dance.Advanced Diploma - 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 musical theatre productions, cruise ships, 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, cabaret and end of year Gala Performance 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: One Year from February – December

Study: Full-Time

Days: Monday – Friday

Hours: 9.00am – 6.00pm (Additional hours are required during production weeks)

Entry Requirements:

Units of competency covered at Advanced Diploma level include:

Musical Theatre Major – Acting Techniques, Vocal Technique, Song Repertoire, Musical Theatre Performance 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 Dance, Contemporary, Latin Jazz, Tap, Showgirl Performance, Acting Techniques, Song Repertoire, Musical Theatre Performance, Audition Preparation, Professional Development.

Acting Major – Improvisation, Accents, Stage Combat, Screen Acting, Voice Over & Radio Skills, Shakespeare Studies, International Theatre, Stage Play, Commedia Dell’Arte, 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.

Nationally recognised training - Training Accreditation Council - Prinicpal Academy of Dance