The Academy of Music and Performing Arts (AMPA) equips dancers for the future
The Academy of Music and Performing Arts (AMPA) is one of Australia’s leading tertiary providers of performing arts education. AMPA has been inspiring dancers for over 7 years, delivering undergraduate training of the highest quality.
The Bachelor of Dance Course (and nested Associate Degree) has a strong focus on excellence in the practice of dance. The goal is to develop highly skilled, disciplined, knowledgeable and versatile dance artists in a supportive environment. Each week students in the AMPA B.Dance strive to reach technical, creative, and scholarly excellence, highlighted in this video from Julian Chan.
There are a many full-time dance programs in Sydney offering Cert IV qualifications (AQF Level 4). The AMPA B.Dance is the only performance oriented course that provides a Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7). The higher qualification affords AMPA students with a distinct advantage upon graduating, including options to continue onto postgraduate study and broader careers such as teaching at secondary or tertiary level.
With its distinctive personal approach and high calibre teaching staff, AMPA equips talented dancers with the skills essential to succeed as performing artists, teachers, choreographers, producers, directors, academics, and industry professionals. AMPA graduates have been working with national and international companies and artists such as Opera Australia, The Israeli Opera, Bat-Sheva Dance Co., Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Disney, Shaun Parker & Co, Meryl Tankard, Catapult Dance Choreographic Hub, AUSTI Dance & Physical Theatre, and in musicals such as Madiba, 9 to 5, Chorus Line and more.
AMPA graduates are also teaching at various high schools across Australia, delivering the Year 7-12 curriculum in subjects such as dance, PDHPE and drama. Hear more from graduate Liam Berg about his personal journey after AMPA.
More than just learning to follow routines, AMPA B.Dance students use artistic concepts and critical thinking in order to produce dance compositions, projects and collaborative works. They gain experience and develop a much wider skill set. The internship program allows exposure to real-world industry experience along with an alumni dance company, providing dancers with the opportunity to collaborate with various artists and to perform new works as part of the faculty’s triannual showcases.
Fee-Help is available for all courses at AMPA, and if you have already completed a Diploma or Advanced Diploma at a private studio the Pathway Program may provide you with options to upgrade your qualification and receive credit towards your studies.
Visit https://www.ampa.edu.au/ to learn more about The Academy of Music and Performing Arts!