Master of Professional Practice - Performing Arts

University of the Sunshine Coast (USC)

Led by the award-winning Lynne Bradley, founder of Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre, this innovative practice-based program provides emerging artists with a unique opportunity to acquire the skills and contacts required to make the transition into the professional performing arts industry. If students are an established artist, this is an excellent opportunity to take their professional experience and qualifications to the next level. Students will meet and learn from some of Australia's leading Arts leaders and become industry-ready through a series of intensive training units in acting, physical theatre, directing, devising, producing, auditioning, networking, marketing, grant writing, administration, finance and sports psychology. Bridging the gap between academic study and artistic pursuit, this program will see students develop their own niche area and future-proof their career in the performing arts industry. They will focus on four key areas: building their creative entrepreneurial skills; strengthening their career plans; honing their leadership skills and advanced actor-training, specialising in physical theatre.

Course Fee:

Australian: $27,720
International: $37,800

Entry Requirements:

Completion of an AQF Level 7 undergraduate degree in the Performing Arts or related Creative Industries field; plus provide a short personal statement addressing the criteria listed on the application form. Short-listed applicants will be required to complete an audition and interview. If students are unable to attend an audition, there may be capacity for them to submit a video audition.


5 required courses (144 units)

Subjects you can Study:

Performing arts

Further information:

This course is taught at USC's study node at Noosa.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 01595D

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
USC Sunshine Coast No info No Full time 1 year
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Provider CRICOS: 01595D

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