The Australian Academy for Performing Artists (AAPA) offers a range of full time courses for emerging artists who are interested in discovering their potential and developing their skills as a performer.
Formerly known as BAMT, the Academy operates out of the state-of-the-art facilities at the Hayward Street Theatre complex in Brisbane, students will work alongside some of Australia’s best musical theatre professionals as well as guest artists and teachers from around the world.
AAPA offers a range of full-time courses, including:
The Performing Arts Course, which is a one year course designed for school-leavers and emerging artists who are interested in gaining a broader understanding of all facets of the performing arts industry. This course gives students a basis from which to build a career on, with classes in voice, acting, singing, dance, musicianship, screen acting, audition technique as well as a range of practical industry experiences and performance opportunities, including an interstate excursion to experience some of the best live theatre and performance workshops on offer in Australia.
The Advanced Performing Arts Course is tailored to students who have completed the Performing Arts Course or equivalent, and who have forged a strong foundation in performance skills and are ready to delve deeper into their craft. This course focusses on developing advanced techniques across a range of creative disciplines while exploring the integral skills required for success in the entertainment industry and preparing students for the rigorous physical and emotional demands of a career in the arts. This course also offers performance opportunities in connection with AAPA's Performance Course.
The Performance Course is intended for students who have completed the Performing Arts or Advanced Theatre course, or who can demonstrate significant prior experience or training. Offered in association with the Hayward Street Theatre, the course provides a year of high-end performance opportunities that will introduce students to audiences, producers, agents, directors and the industry in general, and allow them to further their skills and develop their body of work by taking part in three major productions throughout the year.