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What will I learn?

Explores original, self-devised and collaborative approaches to researching, creating, producing and presenting contemporary arts practice.

The course focuses on all aspects of performance in a broader context rather than singular training in acting, dance or music. It provides students with coherent knowledge of the performing arts, combining theoretical and technical knowledge of performance and seeks to unlock limitations through practical enquiry. It also examines the ever-evolving nature of contemporary practice and new approaches to presentation and production.

Students will develop critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills. Self-directed projects will develop confidence in working independently and highly collaborative group work will develop the ability to work as part of a cohesive team. The third year offers the opportunity for students to focus on a particular discipline or area of practice.

Learning Outcomes

Apply broad discipline knowledge and technical skills to a range of discipline specific theoretical or practical tasks for the performing arts and entertainment industry context. (AQF Bach: 1, 2, 3)

Think critically to analyse, interpret, conceptualise and synthesise disciplinary knowledge in solving complex problems for the performing arts and entertainment industry context. (AQF Bach: 2, 3, 4)

Think creatively to anticipate challenges and generate discipline specific solutions and responses for the performing arts and entertainment industry context (AQF Bach: 3, 4, 6).

Use digital technologies and literacies to access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information from multiple sources in the development of work for the performing arts and entertainment industry context. (AQF Bach: 3, 4, 7)

Communicate disciplinary knowledge and ideas clearly, coherently and with independence in tasks or situations relevant to the professional performing arts and entertainment industry. (AQF Bach: 5)

Adapt knowledge and skills for diverse contexts demonstrating a global outlook with respect for cultural diversity, including Indigenous cultural competence. (AQF Bach: 7)

Work collaboratively and demonstrate initiative to implement social, sustainable, and ethical values in undertaking their discipline specific roles for projects in the performing arts and entertainment industry context. (AQF Bach: 4,6,8)

Demonstrate autonomy, accountability and judgement for their own learning and/or professional practice in discipline relevant tasks or situations for the performing arts and entertainment industry context. (AQF Bach: 1,7,8)

Career Opportunities: This course is underpinned by core performance, communication and management skills that are necessary to gain professional employment as a contemporary arts practitioner.

Possible future job titles: Performer, Musician, Director, Choreographer, Designer, Composer, Sound Designer, Arranger, Dramaturg, Playwright

Majors

  • Production and Design
  • Practice Transition
  • Performance Making

Which department am I in?

Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA)

CRICOS

077131G

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$32,000.00 (US$ 23,771) per year
Estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $32,000

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

14 February 2022

Venue

Mount Lawley Campus

2 Bradford Street,

MOUNT LAWLEY,

Western Australia,

6050, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Minimum requirements for secondary school results can change, depending on the country where you completed secondary study. International Baccalaureate Diploma - Minimum of 24 points (Minimum of 28 points for Law), consisting of aggregate from 3 higher level & 3 subsidiary level. Standard Entry 24, Higher Entry 28.. English Language Requirements accepted: Academic IELTS: An overall band score of 6.0, with no individual band less than 6.0; TOEFL: Minimum score of 550, including Test of Written English of 5 or better; TOEFL iBT: Minimum score of 70, with no individual score less than 17; PTE Academic: PTE Academic 52, with no scores less than 50; University of Cambridge [Cambridge English: Advanced] (CAE) or Cambridge C1 Advanced - An overall score of 169, with no individual band less than 169.

For international students

All applicants must meet the academic admission requirements for this course. The indicative or guaranteed ATAR is as published (where applicable) or academic admission requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

  • AQF Cert IV;
  • Successfully completed 0.25 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent);
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test;
  • University Preparation Course;
  • Indigenous University Orientation Course;
  • Aboriginal University Readiness Assessment; or
  • Experience Based Entry Scheme.

Minimum requirements for secondary school results can change, depending on the country where you completed secondary study.

English competency requirements

  • IELTS Academic - Overall band minimum score of 6.0 (no individual band less than 6.0).
  • Pearson English Test (PTE) Academic - 52, with no scores less than 50. (Results are valid for two years only.)
  • TOEFL iBT - Minimum score of 70, with no individual score less than 17.
  • TOEFL paper-based test (PBT) - Minimum score of 550, including Test of Written English of 5 or better.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Phoenix Academy
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