Brent Street Academy (BSA) is a Performing Arts and Academic Program at Brent Street.
Through audition, Australia’s most gifted performers come to BSA for Years 7-12 to complete their schooling and excel in their performing arts training. Focusing equally on Academics (through Distance Education) and Elite Performing Arts Training, graduates of this incredible program include Michael Dameski, Paris Cavanagh, Cassie Bartho, Mitchell Woodcock and many more.
The Academy is structured in two equal parts; academic studies and performing arts classes.
Education is the first priority at BSA. A strong education with completion of schooling is vital to a prosperous career in the Performing Arts. Daily, each student studies 3 hours of academics, through our partnership with Distance Education providers. Our in-house academics supervisor and tutors assist our students with their school-work, working one-on-one with each student to develop their Individual Learning Plan. Along with the incredible performing arts training, our BSA students are achieving exceptional academic results.
Distance Education subjects offered include:
|Economics||Business||Legal Studies||PDHPE (P.E/Health)||Food and Nutrition|
|Dance||Music||Art||Design and Technology||Languages|
In addition to their academic studies, students in Years 11 and 12 may choose to complete the Nationally Recognised CUA40113 Certificate IV in Dance. This certificate is gained over 2 years, can contribute towards their ATAR and ultimately prepares students for a strong entry into a Diploma level full time course after the Academy. Please note: Changes have been made to the Creative Arts and Culture (CUA) Training Package, which this qualification comes from, as of Friday 16th April 2021. Brent Street will provide an update on our qualifications as they become available.
The Brent Street Academy offers a wide variety of extra-curricular activities and events, enhancing each student’s schooling experience. Throughout the year, BSA participate in workshops and seminars with a focus on wellbeing, mental health, industry insight and networking. These are an integral part of their education and personal development.
Regardless of each student’s career goals and journey, Performing Arts is the common passion of the Brent Street Academy student body.
Every day, students are training in intensive dancing, singing and acting classes, driving the students to strong growth in their ability and an unmatched determination to succeed in a performing arts career. Our incredible faculty boasts Australia’s most influential and leading educators in this industry, most of which were once students of Brent Street Academy!
Genres of classes include:
|Jazz||Tap||Classical Ballet||Contemporary Progressions||Commercial Contemporary|
|Lyrical||Hip Hop||Musical Theatre||Broadway Jazz||Harmony/Score Reading|
|Singing Repertoire||Vocal Technique||Acting Scene Work||Characterisation||Performance Techniques|
Australia’s greatest performing artists, teachers and influencers come out of Brent Street Academy; not only as strong performers but with the academic excellence and mature drive to achieve greatness in everything they do.
Enrol now in Brent Street Academy for 2021; contact us today to discuss your child’s future.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How is a typical day for BSA students structured?
Each day at BSA is scheduled slightly differently, however always includes 3 hours of Academics and 3 hours of Performing Arts training. Students arrive daily at 8:45am sharp for Roll Call. For example, Monday timetable is as follows:
|1:00pm||Performing Arts class #1|
|2:30pm||Performing Arts class #2|
|4:00pm||End of Day|
In addition to their school day at the Academy, students of BSA will then continue training in Brent Street’s Performance Training Program on three week nights, plus Saturdays. The integration with this training program invites students to expand upon even more styles of dance and valuable hours of training. The Performance Training Program membership (valued at $7,200 per year) is included in the Brent Street Academy tuition fees.
Is there a teacher to help them with their studies?
Yes, we have a full time NSW accredited secondary educator who assists with their studies. In addition to this, Brent Street Academy offers sessions with tutors that specialise in key learning areas.
What learning facilities are there for the students?
Brent Street has a classroom learning space for BSA students, which includes personal lockers, internet access and printers. Each student will require their own stationery and electronic learning device (such as a laptop) as BSA is a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) school. For a full list of requirements, please see the Course Prospectus. The BSA classroom also offers various break-out spaces for examinations, tests, meetings and group-specific work. The Brent Street studio complex offers eight state-of-the-art dance studios, two singing/acting spaces and a sun-filled courtyard for lunchtime. These iconic studios are located at Fox Studios, Sydney’s entertainment hub. You never know who might be in and around Brent Street each day!
How can I be assured that my child’s academics won’t falter at BSA?
Education and study is the number one priority at Brent Street Academy. Our academic supervisor ensures that all students are on track with their learning and keeps constant contact between student, parents and teachers to ensure progress in the student’s academics. Only when students have completed their daily learning, they can participate in their Performing Arts classes. Along with the incredible Performing Arts training offered, our students are constantly achieving excellence in their academic results.
How does the Distance Education process work?
Brent Street Academy students are required to enrol in an approved provider of Distance Education prior to their commencement at the Academy. We can provide you with a list of Distance Education providers for you to choose from. Fees for Distance Education are not included in the Brent Street Academy course fees and is payable directly to the provider.
Do students get their High School Certificate (HSC) and an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR)?
Students can receive a Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE), which is equivalent to the New South Wales HSC. Students are encouraged to choose to receive an ATAR in Years 11 and 12, however this is not compulsory. ATAR requirements are discussed with the student and parents when forming their Individual Learning Plan.
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