Diploma of Creative Arts (Acting)

JMC Academy
Program overview
8 months
Full time
Diploma / certificate
Scholarships available

Start dates
11,300 AUD
Intakes in February, June and September

Melbourne (Australia)
11,300 AUD
Intakes in February, June and September

About this program

Diploma of Creative Arts (Acting)

JMC's Diploma of Creative Arts (Acting) comprises the first two trimesters of our Degree program, providing an exit point for students wishing to develop the introductory skills of acting as a pathway for further learning.

The contemporary performing arts industry provides entry-level opportunities in the areas of community and fringe theatre, film and digital media and self-generated performance concepts. Fringe, community and cooperative theatre models are a significant component of the live performance industry. The presence of smaller and multipurpose performance venues has created a landscape of opportunity for small-scale performances, projects and productions. New and emerging technologies provide greater accessibility to resources to create film and digital media content, whilst the emergence of online platforms have created new ways for an audience to interact with performance.

This course equips students with underpinning skills and knowledge to apply the foundation acting principles to a performance, to develop creative and collaborative performance concepts and provides the necessary educational and academic framework to enable further study.

Admission requirements

International undergraduate (Diploma + Bachelor Degree) applicants must show the following:

  • Proof of English proficiency: minimum IELTS 6.0 overall (with no single band score below 5.5) or equivalent.
  • Evidence of successful completion of a senior Secondary School certificate (transcripts and certificate must be translated and certified). For further information please contact us
  • Attend an interview in person or online.
  • You must be at least 18 years of age on commencement of studies.
  • Audition. More information on auditions will be given at time of application.

Applications will be accepted until 2 weeks before the course commences, but please note that visa applications can take considerably longer than two weeks to process. Please contact the Australian Embassy in your home country for recommended timeframes for processing your visa application.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the institute website.

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Program content

  • The Acting Foundation
  • The Creative Impulse
  • Introduction to Voice and Movement
  • Introduction to Professional Practice
  • Small Theatre Company Production
  • Voice and Movement in Performance
  • Actor as Filmmaker
  • Acting Process and Analysis

Scholarships & funding

For more information about scholarships, please visit the institute website.


  • Domestic Students: $9,000 per trimester.
  • International Students: $11,300 per trimester (Total tuition fee: $22,600).

Continuing studies

Graduates of the Diploma of Acting may move directly into the Bachelor of Creative Arts (Acting) with advanced standing. Contact us for further information.

Career paths

Related careers:

  • Actor
  • Motion-capture Actor
  • Music Theatre Performer
  • Voice-over Artist

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About this institute

JMC Academy is a specialist creative industries education institution with campuses in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Established 40 years ago, it was Australia's first private college to qualify for accreditation in the fields of Audio Engineering, Digital Television and Digital...

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Why study at JMC Academy

At JMC Academy we are focussed on providing opportunities for students to create, connect and develop their craft in a supportive community. We keep our class sizes small so that we can get to know each students' aspirations, strengths, weaknesses and creative voice. Our small course offering of specialist creative industries disciplines means we can regularly update and refine our courses and tech to be future-focussed and relevant to industry developments. Our international network of like-minded institutions ensures we can benchmark our programs against international standards, ensuring our students are able to enter the workforce with confidence wherever in the world they go.

Contact info

JMC Academy

208 Park Street
3205 South Melbourne

Phone no: +61 3 9624 2929

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