let's talk about the acting course.

 
 
 

When you want to perform the stories that will truly move an audience.

In every performance, your acting has the potential to tell God’s story. We don’t think that means only performing in Christian productions. Not at all. But as we train you to deliver your best performances, we’ll show you how to move audiences without departing from your Christian values.

Take on the journey of the character without forsaking your Christian standards, without compromising on the excellence your audience deserves.

At C3 Creative Arts College our Acting & Theatrecraft course will further develop the gifts & performance talents that you have and help you reach your potential so that you can serve God through the Creative Arts in a profound and meaningful way. The acting course is designed to equip you for the disciplines of the acting profession in a variety of performance contexts. You will also be trained to produce church based dramas, productions or to work in the professional sphere in film or on stage.

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study one, two or three years.

First year.

10611NAT / Certificate IV of Creative Arts in Christian Ministry Specialising in Acting & Theatrecraft

C3 College's first year Acting course will equip you with the creative and technical skills to develop you as an actor and get ready to explore the industry. Our Acting course trains you in a broad spectrum of skills, in order to best equip you as a performer. You will be trained by lecturers who have and are currently working in the industry to help develop you in the best and most relevant way for today. Below you will find out more of the official components of the course, such as accreditation, skill competencies and training processes.

Who is this course for?

Our course is designed on two levels. Firstly: for Christian actors who are looking for an entry point into the professional sphere; who want to know how to work and how to be an actor and a Christian.

Secondly: for actors who wish to use their gifts serving in their local church. Actors who wish to develop their craft so they can serve their church and tell the story of the Gospel in a more creative way.

Give me the facts.

Here's a quick break down of the first year:

Understanding your gift. Releasing your gift. Refining your gift.

We spend a lot of time discovering the Creative partnership between the role of the actor and God’s purpose.

  • Approximately 20 hours per week of classes
  • Classes from Tuesday - Friday
    • Tuesday & Thursday are your core days, you'll be studying leadership and theology
    • Wednesday & Friday will be intensive days in your specialised major
  • Chapel starts at 8am every morning
  • You're also required to serve 3 hours of internship per week (on a Sunday service)

You will be developed in your:

  • Fundamental voice
  • Movement
  • Acting technique
  • Performance skills

Your training will include:

  • Technique training
  • Workshops
  • Performances in a range of settings

Second year.

10612NAT / Diploma of Creative Arts in Christian Ministry Specialising in Acting & Theatrecraft

C3 College's second year Acting course will equip you and take you deeper in your knowledge of the art. Our Acting course trains you in a broad spectrum of skills and second year narrows and defines you further. You will be trained by lecturers who have and are currently working in the industry to help develop you in the best and most relevant way for today. Below you will find out more of the official components of the course, such as accreditation, skill competencies and training processes.

Who is this course for?

Students who are looking to explore at a deeper level the courseware. Those that are wanting that extra challenge and are choosing an area of work they feel called to. A second year student learns to hone their storytelling skills to a more sophisticated level.

Give me the facts.

A quick break down of the second year:

There is opportunity to experience leadership roles as well as assisting the director on projects. Greater responsibilities are offered and a further insight into what makes a theatre practitioner.

  • Approximately 20 hours per week of classes
  • Classes from Tuesday - Friday
    • Tuesday & Thursday are your core days, you'll be studying leadership and theology
    • Wednesday & Friday will be intensive days in your specialised major
  • Chapel starts at 8am every morning
  • You're also required to serve 3 hours of internship per week (on a Sunday service)

You will be developed in your:

  • Expanded and refined acting technique
  • Character technique
  • Acting before camera
  • Auditioning

Your training will include:

  • Training
  • Workshops
  • A much stronger emphasis on performance in a range of settings, culminating in production and lead performance in a short stage or film piece

Third year.

10613NAT / Advanced Diploma of Creative Arts in Christian Ministry Specialising in Acting & Theatrecraft

C3 College's third year Acting course will equip you with the creative and technical skills to develop you as an actor and get ready to explore the industry. Our Acting course trains you in a broad spectrum of skills, in order to best equip you as a performer. You will be trained by lecturers who have and are currently working in the industry to help develop you in the best and most relevant way for today. Below you will find out more of the official components of the course, such as accreditation, skill competencies and training processes.

Who is this course for?

Third year is designed for students who know that this is for them, be it in the professional sphere or the local church. They will be disciplined and focussed in their approach to the work and prepared to lead and set strong examples of leadership.

Give me the facts.

A Quick break down of third year:

Third Year students are required to mount their own production or major work. They will direct actors, run rehearsals and learn to production manage not just their own work but performances and events run by the College and the Church.

  • Approximately 16 hours per week of classes
  • Classes from Tuesday - Friday
    • Tuesday is your core day, you'll be studying leadership and theology
    • Wednesday & Friday will be intensive days in your specialised major
  • Chapel starts at 8am every morning

You will be developed in:

  • Expanded and refined acting technique and production skills
  • Complemented by skills in production development and leadership

Your training will include:

  • Development
  • Production leadership and lead performance in a major acting piece for either stage or film.

So how much does it cost?

To find out more information about our fees which change from year to year, click the link below.


So how many years should I study?

It's a good question. One that we don't recommend making without chatting to us. Luckily we love having a chat. Whether it's extravagant conversations, like how we can be involved in making your dream happen or discussions with more detailed, administrative queries, like figuring out the best schedule for you. Whatever questions you have, we want to talk them through with you.

subjects & timetables

subjects you'll study over three years will include:

Acting Skills / Acting for Camera / Dramatic Performance / Shakespeare & Character Monologues 

Strength & Fitness / Text Analysis / Stage Management / Major Project

Theatre Business / Improvisation / Character Analysis / Directing Actors

Acting for Ministry / Acting Techniques / Script Development & Writing

Performance Program Preparation / Preparing for an Audition / Character Portrayal 

Acting in Short Films  / Interpreting Text / Planning & Conducting Rehearsals

timetables.

Please note that timetables are subject to change term by term (and often do), but these are a great guide to help you with what to expect.

accreditation & applications

C3 College operates as a division of C3 Church Sydney Ltd, an ASQA Federally registered training provider (RTO #6292; CRICOS Provider Number 01880K) and students accepted into the programs may be eligible for Austudy/Youth Allowance and International Student Visas. Essentially this means we are legit, fully accredited and if you are an Australian studying with us, you may qualify for student benefits from the Australian government.

Accreditation.

1 year full-time equivalent
Certificate IV of Creative Arts in Christian Ministry Specialising in Acting & Theatrecraft (10611NAT)

2 years full-time (year 1 above or equivalent, plus 1 additional year)
Diploma of Creative Arts in Christian Ministry Specialising in Acting & Theatrecraft (10612NAT)

3 years full-time (years 1 and 2 above or equivalent, plus 1 additional year)
Advanced Diploma of Creative Arts in Christian Ministry Specialising in Acting & Theatrecraft (10613NAT)

To know more details about our accreditation click here

Application requirements.

We have two primary intakes for our creative arts courses. These intakes begin in February & July each year.

For creative arts students, we need you to:

→ Apply online (you can do this by clicking here now)
→ Send this online pastoral reference to your pastor
→ Submit an audition ←

Once we have received these important elements, your application is then reviewed by C3 College’s executive board for approval.
If approved, you will receive a letter of offer from us congratulating you on your successful application and what your next steps will be in your journey towards becoming a c3 college student.