Professional Actor Qualifications
Hoping to become a professional actor? Training is the best place to start. CADA has a range of qualifications for the aspiring performer, with full and part-time options. Click through to the course of your choice.
Why choose CADA as your training institution?
Canberra Academy of Dramatic Art prides itself on its high quality, professional actor training. We're the only drama school in Canberra that can offer you:
- Nationally recognised qualifications - the 10197NAT Certificate IV in Acting for Stage and Screen, CUA40513 Certificate IV in Musical Theatre, 10295NAT Advanced Diploma of Performance and the CUA60415 Advanced Diploma of Creative Product Development contextualised to Directing and Scriptwriting;
- Genuine connections to the broader Australian industry through our teachers and other contacts who have distinguished careers with leading Australian theatre companies, TV shows, films and other productions;
- Our tutors bring industry experience from around Australia and internationally, having themselves trained at leading schools such as the Victorian College of the Arts, Brent St Studios, L'ecole Lecoque in Paris, Charles Sturt University and many more - no need to leave Canberra to access fantastic techniques and training;
- A warm and friendly study environment at our actor's studio in Fyshwick, where you can be supported and nurtured. We're not the type of drama school that seeks to break you down - we build you up;
- Austudy approved courses, so you can supplement your income during your time with us;
- Access to professional acting work through audition notices and other special opportunities - industry comes to us asking for our students.
CADA is such a fun place to learn, the teachers are amazing and caring. You don't just learn a lot about the industry and different techniques, you also make many friends who will support you... There is a very accepting and family feeling for everyone, whether you are in the Certificate, Diploma or Advanced Diploma."