Course Information

Preparatory Course Application Form July 2017

The National Theatre Drama School now offers a unique opportunity for students who want to explore the world of acting and performance-making.

A new part-time short-course provides opportunities to experience the range of disciplines and skills needed for a professional career on stage or screen, before committing to higher-level study.

Working with respected Industry professionals, students undertake classes in Movement, Voice, Improvisation, Text Study, and Stage and Screen Acting. Class sizes are capped so that students receive the maximum attention and encouragement and are given the best chance to fully explore their training potential.

The School is based in its own studios in the National Theatre building at the corner of Carlisle and Barkly Sts, St Kilda a short distance away from Luna Park and

the beach. Course hours are 7.00–10.00 pm three nights a week and

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each course runs for two terms (16 weeks).

There are two annual intakes (February and

July) and places are allocated by audition in December and June each year.

Course Content

Subject areas include:

  • Improvisation
  • Stage acting
  • Text analysis
  • Movement for actors
  • Voice and singing
  • Industry knowledge
  • Screen acting basics


$1770 ($885 per term) Fees are payable by term in advance.