Welcome to the Arts Academy, School of Arts

At the Arts Academy, Federation University, we inspire our students to become the performers, makers and presenters of the future.

Explore who you are and how you express yourself as a creative practitioner. Build your skills through practical studio based workshops of experimentation and self-discovery.

Our renowned Arts Academy is situated in the heart of Ballarat’s Creative Precinct. For our Performing Arts students, each day is intensive and rigorous; throughout your journey you will work with leading industry professionals: theatre directors, music theatre performers, screen actors, composers, musical directors, designers and choreographers.

From Shakespeare to Sondheim, from classic repertoire to newly devised works, the Arts Academy is a hothouse of creativity and an incubator for new ideas. We will equip you to become multi-skilled practitioners through immersive, experiential learning geared towards the specific career paths of music theatre and acting for stage and screen.

Our graduates go on to work in television and theatre, music theatre, opera, film, cabaret, comedy and multi-media performance. They also go on to do creative things in the most surprising contexts both in Australia and internationally.

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Ready to take the next step? Apply to study at Federation now!

We’ve been building a community for 150 years. One that connects, creates and cares for each other, no matter the challenge. With a community like this around you, now is the time to dream bigger and reach further.

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