Hi, my name is Scott Alderdice and I’m Head of the Theatre program here at SoCA.
As a professional theatre director, my main responsibility is in training student actors. What that basically means is that for those people who pass the audition process, I’m one of the staff members who is engaged in working with the students to bring them up to a professional level in live performance and in working in the digital entertainment industry.
The acting major is an intensive series of practice led courses spread across the 3 years of the degree providing specialist training in, among other things, voice and movement, body instrument preparation, improvisation, textual interpretation and a whole raft of rehearsal techniques and industry recognised skills necessary to develop scenes and character for live performance or digital recording.
From very early on in the training, the application of those skills are tested and honed in public performance under either staff direction or working with guest artists from the industry.
In the digital fields, students work with colleagues from Creative Media to develop skills and sensibilities necessary to work effectively in a multi-cam TV studio or location environment.
And of course in their final year, students prepare for our annual Shakespeare in the Park Festival performing to more than 600 people a night in a huge growth experience preparatory for their entry into the industry.
And, in you go guys. And in and bang, out.
Some of Queensland’s finest and award winning young actors have graduated out of USQ. If you want to spend 3 years in an exciting and challenging work environment, surrounded by friends and colleagues who love what they are doing then you need to audition for USQ.