BE AMBITIOUS – Diploma and Advanced Diploma Performing Arts Courses

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With new courses starting in July 2017, here’s an opportunity for you to re-boot your career goals!

Info and enrolment sessions for our FULL-TIME Performing Arts courses are on the following days:

Friday 9, 16 and 23 June from 10.30 – 12.30pm

Newcastle campus: D BLOCK – First Floor – DD1.1

Pick a day – come in for more info – and we can help with your enrolment.

All our courses are SUBSIDISED by the NSW Government through Smart and Skilled. The student’s contribution will vary depending on individual circumstances, however the maximum that a student will pay is one-third of the course costs.

For more information on any of the following courses and fees, contact the Head Teacher on: 
T 49237595  M 0408430275 E
teresa.conicella@tafe.nsw.edu.au

DIPLOMA SCREEN AND MEDIA: THE ACTOR PROGRAM
ACTING and WRITING for FILM, TELEVISION and LIVE THEATRE


This course is designed for aspiring actors with passion, creativity, imagination and a real commitment to gaining and sustaining a lasting career as a performer in screen and live performance.  Although principally based around the work of Stanislavski, the program does not dictate a particular approach to acting, but rather gives the individual student the opportunity to develop as independent creative practitioners with their own approach to acting and performance.

Students participate in practical workshops and are introduced to the fundamentals of camerawork and current technologies in film and TV, including green screen and facial recognition for CGI characters, voice-over and studio techniques for commercials, radio, film and television.  At the core of the training is a belief in an ensemble approach to performance. Students are considered to be part of a Company, where each actor has a vital contribution to make to the group. During the course, emphasis is placed on devising original work through improvisation, as well as the study and performance of existing play texts.

The program provides the opportunity to develop as a creative artist, able to work and thrive in multiple contexts and creative environments.

Diploma students attend 2 days per week for 36 weeks. As a result, students have time to work part time in the creative industry, check out some live theatre, go to castings/auditions or work on their own skills. 

Delivered at our Newcastle and Hunter St campus

ADVANCED DIPLOMA OF SCREEN AND MEDIA:

THE ACTOR – WRITER – DIRECTOR PROGRAM

ACTING, WRITING and DIRECTING for FILM, TELEVISION and LIVE THEATRE

This course is for students with strong acting techniques and performance skills and provides a perfect entry point for a professional career. The training includes rehearsed and improvised scene work, filming scenes with a focus on hitting marks, blocking for camera and playback, script and performance analysis, plus casting and audition advice.

In the Advanced Diploma, there is a strong emphasis on developing the skills of the ‘the writer/director. The program provides instruction in all aspects of visual storytelling for live performance and for screens big and small, with a strong emphasis on developing a vision for directing.

This program is specially designed for ambitious individuals who wish to challenge the status quo and bring about change to storytelling through performance and filmmaking.  Students are encouraged to take responsibility for their own path by devising their own work and exploring their skills as ‘content creators’, building their capacity to create material across a range of platforms: live performance, short films, YouTube and online programs There is considerable opportunity for creative collaboration with students from other disciplines, such as filmmakers, animators and sound engineers.

As a graduate, you will be a creative artist with a substantial portfolio of work behind you, and a professional practitioner with the commercial and networking skills to go out and find work by being flexible, imaginative and knowing how to seize opportunities.

Delivered at our Newcastle and Hunter St campus

DIPLOMA MUSIC INDUSTRY  (THE MUSIC THEATRE PROGRAM)

PERFORMANCE  (ACTING/SINGING/DANCE) TECHNIQUES for the MUSIC THEATRE INDUSTRY

If you’re a creative person who crosses art forms as a singer actor and dancer, this program is for you. The focus of the training is on developing performance techniques, working on preparing audition material, creating own cabaret products, performing as part of an ensemble in a major production and refining vocal, physical and acting skills for life as a professional performer moving from different genres and forms. 

A variety of performance opportunities throughout the course of study provide students with the necessary experience to develop individual professionalism within the performing arts Industry.

The subject areas include show creation and development, vocal development, dance and movement, acting & scene-work with songs, auditioning, business services, promotion and production management.

Study and network in a supported environment, where you are train in an artistic endeavour.

Delivered at our Newcastle campus

DIPLOMA LIVE PRODUCTION AND TECHNICAL SERVICES 

BACKSTAGE: STAGE and PRODUCTION MANAGERS

If you’ve already completed Certificate 3 Live Production and Services (or, the BOS Entertainment course), this is the course for you. The focus is on developing skilled stage and production managers for the entertainment industry. The course starts with a refresher in audio, lighting and staging skills and moves on to more specialised training in managing projects, working with technicians, managing events, running venues, overseeing touring projects. Students will be expected to work on various projects independently of the course. This is a great way to improve skills, network in the industry and secure employment after training. 

If you want to further develop skills in management, to incorporate venue /theatre/company management, the following pathway is available: Advanced Diploma Live Production and Technical Management

Diploma students attend 2 days per week for 27 weeks. As a result, students have time to work part time in the entertainment industry, check out some live theatre or music shows or work on their own skills. 

Delivered ONLY at our Newcastle campus

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