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Full-Time Courses

Performing Arts

Full time  |  2 YEARS

Established over three decades ago, our Performing Arts course was the first of its kind in Australia. Recognised across the globe for unmatched, intensive training in commercial dance, the Performing Arts course is our flagship offering. Now expanded to a two year, Advanced Diploma course, we’re giving our students the best possible chance at succeeding in our ever-changing and highly competitve workforce. Whether it’s film, television, world tours or musical theatre, there is hardly a facet of performing arts that doesn’t feature a Brent Street Performing Arts graduate!

With a mission to create industry-ready professionals, Performing Arts students take classes in jazz, commercial jazz, musical theatre, contemporary, lyrical, hip hop, classical ballet, tap, latin, heels, fitness, conditioning, technique, singing and acting. In addition to these standard classes, students also experience audition technique, hair & makeup, improvisation and social media classes throughout the year. As an Advanced Diploma course, students are required to complete a wide variety of theory work based around analysis, evaluation and reflection. The combination of practical and theoretical classes makes for an all-round, business minded performer with longevity on their horizon.

Make no mistake – there’s no magic wand that transforms the dancer during this course. Students should expect two years that are challenging, both physically and mentally. Rather than two identical years back-to-back, the course structure offers an arc with opportunities, performances, and featured roles in our graduation showcase weighted to those in their second year.

Our two-year Performing Arts course is the ultimate training experience and one that sets up students with the tools and mindset for a lifelong career in the industry.


CUA60120 Advanced Diploma of Professional Dance (Elite Performance)

Course Units

Units in bold are Core Units. All other units are electives, selected by our team to craft an exclusive  course.

CUAACT411 Use acting techniques in performance CUACHR511 Create and perform complex dance pieces
CUACHR611 Create choreography for stage and screen
CUADAN513 Refine dance techniques
CUADAN517 Refine dance partnering techniques
CUADAN611 Work professionally in the creative arts industry
CUADAN617 Extend dance techniques to a professional level
CUADAN618 Extend contemporary dance performance skills to a professional level
CUADAN631 Perform dance repertoire at a professional level
CUAMUP511 Apply theatrical make-up and hairstyles
CUAPRF412 Develop conceptual and expressive skills as a performer
CUAPRF420 Develop on-camera performance skills
CUAPRF511 Refine performance techniques
CUAPRF513 Prepare for and perform in competitive environments
CUARES601 Research and apply concepts of live performance practice
CUAWHS511 Maintain a high level of fitness for performance
CUAWHS611 Apply advanced gym and weight training to dance
CUAWHS612 Develop strategies for maintaining resilience in a competitive environment

Course Fees

2x payments of $500 and 44x payments of $681.59

All students are placed on a payment plan to assist with affordability. Please contact us for a Course Outline, for finer details and dates of this schedule. Students are subject to some additonal fees related to performances and costuming. See Fees and Refund policy for more information.

Entry Requirements
  • Be an Australian or New Zealand resident/citizen
  • Be able to communicate, comprehend and write effectively in English
  • Complete a successful audition to secure a position in the course
Audition Requirements
  • Provide a recent headshot and CV
  • Participate in either an online video submission or in-person audition
  • Demonstrate strong dance ability in at least 3 styles. If auditioning online, learn and demonstrate the specified routines via supplied tutorials
  • Participate in an interview with our staff

Course Financing

SocietyOne is a leading Student Loan provider in Australia, offering flexible options and no ongoing fees. Getting a quote online is quick and easy and won’t affect your credit score.