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Develop the practical skills and experience required to work in the performing arts as a stage and film actor, performing artist, performance maker, or arts facilitator.

Study acting

TAFE Queensland's comprehensive acting and performance courses will give you a solid grounding in acting, body and voice techniques, performance making skills, production theatre, entrepreneurial skills, community engagement, and performance theory. 

You'll benefit from our extended community of practice which includes ongoing relationships with schools, industry and student alumni. These partnerships will broaden your knowledge of the performing arts industry and prepare you for the employment and career opportunities within it. Acting students will also have regular opportunities to demonstrate your performance skills and abilities in our live performance and production events.

Our teaching staff are internationally recognised within the arts sector as performing artists in their own right. Working across theatre, opera, dance, new media, contemporary performance practice, playwriting, film-making and music our teachers bring with them a wealth of experience and knowledge. 

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Venue Partner

TAFE Queensland is proud to be in partnership with Australia’s most celebrated and prestigious acting school NIDA: The National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney.

Each year NIDA will be offering TAFE Queensland acting and drama students numerous scholarships to enrol into their NIDA Open Program and two exceptional 3rd year students will get the opportunity to visit NIDA in Sydney to audit and partake in activities at the main school over a two week study secondment. 

Career outcomes

  • Arts administration
  • Arts education
  • Arts facilitation
  • Directing
  • Film and TV
  • Independent theatre
  • Main-stage theatre
  • Playwriting
  • Producing
  • Radio
  • Self-devised work
  • Voice-over work
Watch our acting showcase video

Jasmine awarded NIDA scholarship

Rising performer Jasmine Prasser has been awarded a prestigious National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA) scholarship.

Acting facilities

As a TAFE Queensland acting student you'll have access to a range of specialised performance and rehearsal spaces.

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