Bachelor of Performing Arts at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA)

Bachelor of Performing Arts at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA)


My name is Zachary Sheridan and I’m a
graduate of WAAPA’s performance making course. I graduated in 2018 and I’m currently doing the show ‘Grace’ at the Blue Room Theatre. I think the biggest change as a result of my training at WAAPA is probably the confidence to go out and
make my own work. You sort of look back at the end of three years and you’re
like huh, I’m doing things that I definitely didn’t think were possible three years ago. My name is Charlotte Otton, I am a graduate from the WAAPA performance making course and I graduated in 2017. My Fringe show this year is called “Feminah” The best thing about WAAPA’s BPA course is the versatility of the units that you study so you really get to taste kind of
everything that you’re interested in and then you can pursue that further
elsewhere or pursue it further in the course. WAAPA’s BPA course is, it really
gives you a lot of resources and like a practical tool kit to use once you leave
University so it kind of sets up the rest of your like art making practice
for as long as you want to do it really. I’m Francis Bob, I’m the course coordinator of The Bachelor of Performing Arts at WAAPA. if you’re thinking about auditioning for BPA performance making. I would say in
preparation see some work whether you have to watch it on video or if you have
a lot of theater you can go and see see as much work as you can so that you
starting to tune into your own creative instincts and what you like to see and
your critical faculties so that along with preparing your voice and body and
acting skills for an audition would be a great way to prepare yourself for
success. A typical day in third year BPA are, well we focus in third year a lot on making our own plays and they end up premiering at the Blue Room Theatre as part of a program called Tilt Engineering ideas, developing narrative
and then rehearsing and this is a year-long process so it’s really the
experience of making a whole new player but within the structures of a, an environment like WAAPA. I think what I benefited from the most at WAAPA was just stretching myself as a performer and a maker and a thinker and the teachers really facilitated that. Do WAAPA’s performance making course if you want to learn what makes a performer so magnetic and watchable when they’re on stage or
just performing in general. Do the WAAPA BPA performance making course if you want to have fun and improve your ability to make theatre. Do WAAPA’s BPA performance making course if you want to stretch yourself, gain the tools to have
what it takes to be a theatre maker. Do BPA if you’re interested in more than
one area of performance.

Dereck Turner

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