Diploma of Performing Arts

Qualification:             Diploma of Performing Arts

Course Code:             52748WA

Accredited By:           Training Accreditation Council WA

Duration:                    One Year Full-Time

Commencement:      February

Entry:                           Audition Only



Achievement at this level reflects the way students have built upon a range of skills, knowledge, and understanding to demonstrate the disciplined attitude necessary to become a versatile performer.

Each student is required to display an increasingly sophisticated vocabulary of movement, technique, and artistry showing confidence, assurance and professional awareness in application.

Emphasis of the course is on the artistic, creative, technical and professional skills that a performing artist requires in order to prepare for a varied and high-level performing career. Units studied in both dance and musical theatre will include a minimum of three major dance disciplines which include modern theatre dance, classical ballet and jazz. Compulsory course work will also include singing, acting, and supporting contextual studies.

Units studied include:

Musical Theatre

  • Vocal technique for singers
  • Song repertoire
  • Musical theatre performance
  • Text analysis


  • Classical ballet
  • Modern theatre
  • Jazz
  • Contemporary
  • Tap
  • Cabaret
  • Partnering
  • Character


  • Improvisation
  • Acting techniques
  • Vocal technique for acting
  • Acting for stage & screen
  • Scene study
  • Text analysis

Contextual Studies

  • Musical theatre history
  • Music theory
  • Stage crafts

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