Behind the Scenes at WAAPA: Open Day 2013

Behind the Scenes at WAAPA: Open Day 2013

The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), as part of Edith Cowan University’s Mount Lawley campus, is opening its doors to the public on Sunday 11 August from 10am until 3pm, for it’s annual Open Day event, showcasing its wide range of performing arts courses and state-of-the-art facilities for prospective students.

WAAPA offers full-time courses in Aboriginal Theatre, Acting, Arts Management, Broadcasting, Costume, Dance, Design, Lighting, Contemporary/Jazz Music, Classical Music, Music Theatre, Performing Arts, Props and Scenery, Sound, and Stage Management. Entry is highly competitive, requiring audition and/or interview.

In addition to gaining information on these WAAPA courses, the Open Day provides opportunities to meet staff and students, visit rehearsals and classes, view exhibitions and watch performances.

Visitors will be able to sit in on voice and movement classes from the Acting program, open rehearsals of Jazz/Contemporary Music and Classical Music ensembles, and open classes and displays of student works from the Dance program.

Students from the Production & Design program will present guided tours all day. The Behind the Scenes tourexplores the machinations of theatrical production encompassing the sound and lighting studios, costume and design studios, the Academy’s state-of-the-art theatres and the brand new Props and Scenery Construction workshop.

“ECU and WAAPA’s Open Day is a great opportunity to learn about how to become part of one of Australia’s best known and respected performing arts training institutions,” says WAAPA Director, Julie Warn. “As well as finding out more about the specific courses on offer, prospective students, their families and any interested member of the public can have agood look over ECU’s Mount Lawley campus.”


Date:      Sunday 11 August

Time:     10.00am to 3.00pm

Venue:   WAAPA, Edith Cowan University, 2 Bradford St, Mt Lawley, WA.