ACA is very proud of its more than three decades of superb service to arts education and is a national and international destination for creative development. The Bachelor of Performing Arts (Stage and Screen) is accredited by Torrens University Australia and delivered in partnership with Actors Centre Australia (ACA).

“ACA is celebrating over three decades of incredible service. My own acting journey began there, and I will be forever grateful.

Now with ACA’s wonderful partnership with Torrens University Australia and the launch of the new degree program – Bachelor of Performing Arts (Stage and Screen) – Australian and international students have access to world-class industry training.

I am proud to be Patron of such an outstanding organisation which has consistently delivered artistic education fuelled by integrity and excellence.”

Hugh Jackman, ACA Patron

Over three years, participants in the Bachelor of Arts (Stage and Screen) experience a high-powered and practical acting program designed for high achievers. The degree program embraces an individual’s gifts and honours their personal and artistic journey throughout their training. Participants study in an adult environment — a place of mutual collaboration, respect and support, while the paradigm for learning is: high challenge matched with high support produces high performance.

The course is taught over three year’s at ACA’s Sydney Campus in Leichardt. Only 26 places in the degree program are available each year and provided places are available, participants may join the course at the beginning of the second year, so long as they hold a minimum of 80 credit points towards a Bachelor of Performing Arts (Stage and Screen). Upon graduation participants will be equipped with above-industry standards and skills, meaning they have the potential to progress into a professional career in the stage and screen industries, nationally or internationally.

The degree program is structured in a unique and flexible schedule and during each working week, two days are spent off campus to embrace three essential elements:

  • Time for reflection and digestion
  • Time for quality research and preparation
  • Time to work and live

This exciting partnership between Torrens University Australia and ACA, also means eligible participants enrolled in the degree can apply for financial assistance through the FEE-HELP loan scheme.

ACA CEO, Founder and Director: Dean Carey
ACA Patron: Hugh Jackman
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