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APS Acting Courses

FULL TIME Acting Course

"APS' expertise, passion, profound understanding of modern and classical texts and acute observations about movement and the human psyche have deepened my understanding of acting and how to analyse a script."

Sophie, APS acting student

Auditions open August

Course Overview


• Year-long pre-professional program

• Three days per week (Mon-Wed, 9:30am - 4:30pm)

• Curriculum-based, holistic training of a complete process

• Techniques taught at NIDA and WAAPA

• A specific acting process for both stage and screen

• An opportunity to attend a 2-week workshop at the Stella Adler, LA

• An opportunity to win a 1-year Stella Adler scholarship in LA


We provide outstanding, personalised actor training to transform you and your instrument, which we define as your voice, body, imagination and intellect. Actors who have trained with our tutors have gone on to successfully audition for three year courses at NIDA, WAAPA, VCA and Federation University. Students graduate with a well rounded technique in acting for stage and screen, with insider industry knowledge.


The tutors:

Led by NIDA directing graduate and Head of Course Briony Dunn, our team of expert tutors include Actors Studio life member Bronwen Coleman, QUT graduate Claire Pearson, and VCA graduate and vocal technique tutor Jason Marrow. Masterclass guests will include producer Sue Maslin (The Dressmaker), casting director Jane Norris (Mullinars) and filmmaker Robert Connolly (Paper Planes).



As our program is particularly demanding successful applicants will exhibit a zest for learning, a level head, and a committed work ethic. Students can expect up to 12 hours of homework each week. Our team of professional tutors and practitioners will support and nurture you throughout the rigours of your training.


Our full time program includes:


• Shakespeare monologue unit

• Dialect work (General American)

• Stanislavski text study

• Laban Movement Analysis

• Screentest, audition techniques

• Casting director workshops & industry guests

• Industry showcase, showreel & graduate production

• An opportunity to attend a 2-week workshop at the Stella Adler Studio, Los Angeles

• An opportunity to win a 1-year Stella Adler scholarship, offered to a participant of the LA workshop

Entry requirements:


All applicants must successfully audition.


Students must be 18yrs of age by course commencement date. In a rare instance students showing exceptional ability may be offered a place prior to 18yrs of age.


Students must be proficient in spoken and written English to keep up with the demands of the course.


Interstate applicants not auditioning in Melbourne will receive further details for their video audition once their application form has been received.

Application process:


Application is by audition and interview.


Applicants will be asked to prepare two monologues of their choice to perform for the audition panel. The first monologue should be modern (from a published play) and the second from Shakespeare.


To apply download, save and fill in the 'register to audition' application form. Once the form and non-refundable $40 processing fee have been submitted, you will receive an audition pack in your inbox. This pack contains the information required for your audition including time, date, location, monologue suggestions and tips to assist in the process of auditioning for drama schools such as ours.

Closing date:


Application forms are due

 Friday 1st December 2017


Auditions will be in the week beginning:

Monday 4th December 2017



Auditions are at our Moorabbin studio, Melbourne

1/34 Levanswell Road,

Moorabbin VIC



Contact us for details.

03 9078 1454

2017 Course dates:


Classes run on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9:30am-4:30pm


Term 1: Monday 30th January – Wednesday 29th March


Term 2: Tuesday 18th April – Wednesday 28th June


Term 3: Monday 17th July – Wednesday 20th September


Term 4: Monday 9th October – Wednesday 6th December