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Have you missed out on that much sought after professional role or a position at an elite training institute?

Maybe you're not quite ready to move away from the Gold Coast to study?

Or have you been receiving feedback at auditions that “you need more life experience”?

If so, the National Academy of Performing Arts’ has launched a Pre-Professional Program that will provide exceptional training and the Industry Experience that will help take you to the next level.

What we offer:

 An affordable and relevant to the current industry 40-week part-time course that gives performers the chance to develop performance, stagecraft and audition techniques whilst gaining an overall understanding of what is needed to work professionally. We help you to best prepare to enter the professional world and become a successful artist.

You will receive a comprehensive program of training that will build on the skills and enhance the talents you already have, while addressing the skills you need to improve on. This will be done by providing both the training and the on stage/film experience required. The course has a focus on acting and singing with development in dance, so you can be a ‘triple threat’. Much time will be given to developing audition techniques by replicating the actual real-world audition process, whether the preparation is for entry into further training at an interstate, elite, specialist training school, or to take the next step straight into the professional world. 

Structure of the course:

We have structured the course to 3.5 days each week equating to 19 hours of contact time with some extra time required for rehearsals. This will be Monday – Wednesday from 10am – 3.30 pm and Friday from 10am – 12.30 pm. This structure provides flexibility to work part-time whilst studying with us to assist in providing financial stability and involvement in additional part time activities that may benefit future careers, and provide various “life experiences”.

Throughout the 40 weeks, there will be guaranteed performance experiences as well as the opportunity to be a part of a professional production that will be produced by the NAPA Ensemble. 

Units of study:

·      Acting Technique: Script Analysis, Scene Study, Characterisation, Accent and Dialect

·      Improvisation

·      Acting for Camera

·      Audition technique

·      Industry Study

·      CV & Folio preparation

·      Performance Practice/Master Class

·      Vocal Technique

·      Ensemble singing

·      Song Repertoire/Cabaret

·      Dance: Jazz, Tap, Classical and Commercial Dance with the opportunity for once a term specialty workshops in other forms such as Fosse, Hip Hop, Broadway Jazz


$7,500 for the year.  $1000 deposit must be paid before commencement. This is not refundable if the course is not completed due to student choice. If for some extenuating circumstances the course is not delivered by NAPA, the deposit will be refunded. The rest of the fee of $6500 can be paid in 4 installments at the start of each term.

Note that the low cost for a course of this caliber has been kept affordable by not offering a Certificate or Diploma. This is justified by the fact that entry to professional shows and further training institutes is entirely on the success of the audition process not a qualification. Our focus is on training for this rather than complete units of work for qualification purposes where some of the content lacks relevance to getting into the industry.

Payment can be made by cheque, direct deposit, credit card of EFT.

Bank Details: Heritage band BSB: 638-060 Acc. # 14150492 NB For all direct deposits ensure you reference with your name

Entry Requirement

Applicants must have completed secondary education and be 17+ at the time of commencement. Applications can be found on the NAPA website under NAPA Industry Hub. On receiving your application, you will be contacted to arrange an audition and interview time.

How to apply:

Complete the attached Application Form below.  The application can be sent by mail or scanned and emailed to the contacts below.


NAPA Studios

3 Stevenson Court

Burleigh Heads 4211

Contact Details:


NAPA Director: to email enquiries or send applications

Lynn Dyer

[email protected]

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