Discover the artist in your soul at the Actors Centre Australia

Discover the artist in your soul at the Actors Centre Australia
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A world class destination for creative education and inspiration, Actors Centre Australia (ACA) is among the world’s top-ranking drama schools that has been built over more than three decades of superb service to the arts.

ACA is a private dramatic arts and acting school offering both certificate and degree level qualifications, and comprises a team of Australia’s finest artists, teachers, and directors.

With a proud and long history in supporting and developing unique voices and artists finding their creative paths in all areas of the business, ACA has a long-serving commitment to community, culture, contribution and to service.

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Applications Open: Bachelor of Performing Arts (Stage and Screen)

Actors Centre Australia (ACA) is excited to announce that applications are now open for its renowned Bachelor of Performing Arts (Stage and Screen) degree program. Aspiring actors and performers are invited to apply for this exceptional opportunity to hone their craft and embark on a transformative journey in the world of stage and screen.

The Bachelor of Performing Arts (Stage and Screen) degree program at ACA is full-time, 3-year course, designed to provide students with a comprehensive and immersive education in acting for both theatre and film. The program is known for its commitment to cultivating creative talent, nurturing artistic brilliance, and preparing students for successful careers in the entertainment industry.

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Diversity and inclusion are a rich part of the fabric of ACA. Within their vibrant community, a culture of inclusivity thrives, uplifting and honouring diverse voices among students and alumni alike. This commitment sparks innovation and drives unbreakable ties with the communities that ACA serves.

Audition Information:

The Bachelor of Performing Arts (Stage and Screen) degree program is designed and created by Actors Centre Australia, which is accredited by Torrens University Australia and delivered in partnership.

Application for entry to the ACA Degree Program is via online application and live audition or digital audition.  Live auditions for the program will be held in Sydney in November 2023, offering candidates the chance to showcase their acting skills and passion for the performing arts by performing two monologues. A Shakespeare piece and a contemporary piece. These auditions are a crucial step in the selection process, where applicants will have the opportunity to demonstrate their potential and commitment to the program with a final call-back round before offers are given.

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Celebrating ACA’s Impact on Graduates and Their Journey Beyond 

Head of Acting, Actors Centre Australia, Adam Cook described training at ACA as an “exhilarating journey” that would be bound to “unlock your inner talent and ignite your passion for the performing arts”.

“The thrill of stepping onto the stage or in front of the camera to showcase your abilities is an opportunity not only to display your acting potential but also to embark on a transformative experience, an invitation to embrace your creativity as well as a gateway to self-discovery”, Cook said.

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Australian actor, ‘triple-threat performer’ Hugh Jackman began his career journey at ACA, an experience that propelled him to achieve worldwide recognition as one of the most illustrious and sought-after actors in the industry.

As an ACA Patron, Hugh Jackman’s remarkable accomplishments continue to inspire aspiring artists and he has passionately championed the significance of the arts themselves, consistently advocating for their profound impact. His unwavering support serves as a testament to ACA’s influence and its commitment to nurturing exceptional talent.

“ACA is celebrating over three decades of incredible service. My own acting journey began there, and I will be forever grateful. I am proud to be Patron of such an outstanding organisation which has consistently delivered artistic education fuelled by integrity and excellence”, Jackman said of his time at the dramatic arts acting school.

Actors Centre Australia – Voice Movement. Image: Clare Hawley

Graduating from ACA’s full-time acting course in 1991, he proudly accepted the role of Patron in 2007 and continues to support the vision of ACA as he follows his personal commitment to encourage and nurture future Australian artists.

Other successful graduates from ACA include Emma Harvie (Royal Flying Doctor Service – channel 7, Colin from Accounts, Binge), Abhilash Kaimal (Disney+ Nautilis), Cassandra Sorrell (North Shore, channel 10), Damon Manns (Thai Cave Resue, Netflix).

Fostering the Art of Performance

ACA’s mission statement is focused on the cultivation and expression of performance and reads: “To enliven the soul of society through the power of the performing arts”.

ACA is committed to engaging in the transformational capacity of performance, and providing an enriched experience across film and theatre, in both stage and screen for students performing arts education. Inspiration is the key to transformation, and ACA encourages everyone to go beyond their expectations and excel.

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Enrolment Now Open

Secure your spot in the Bachelor Of Performing Arts Stage And Screen program by applying via the ACA website now. Don’t miss the opportunity.

Applications will be accepted until October 15, 2023.

Online applications and auditions are available for those who live interstate or overseas.

International CRICIS CODE is 109434B.

For more information about the Bachelor of Performing Arts Stage and Screen program and the application process, please visit the ACA website or contact 

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