Actor (Occupation Code : 265501)

Description

Entertains by portraying roles in film, television, radio and stage productions. This occupation requires high levels of creative talent or personal commitment and interest as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications or experience.

Tasks
Acting parts and portraying roles as developed in rehearsals in film, television, radio and stage productions.
    
Assuming characters created by a playwright or author and communicating this to an audience.
    
Attending auditions and casting calls in order to audition for roles.
    
Learning lines and cues and playing parts in dramatic productions on stage, commercials, television, radio or in motion pictures.
    
Preparing for performances through rehearsals under the instruction and guidance of production directors.
    
Reading scripts and undertaking research to gain an understanding of parts, themes and characters.
    
Telling stories or reading literary works aloud to educate or entertain listeners.  

Learning Pathway Description

Although you could become an Actor through private tuition, there are pathways that will educate you in the pursuit of this occupation.  In each case your proficiency will be assessed by an audition.

The first pathway requires you to have a National Senior Certificate – Certificate Entrance in order to study for a Certificate in Acting.  

The second pathway requires you to have a National Senior Certificate – Certificate Entrance in order to study for a Certificate in Drama

The third pathway requires you to have a National Senior Certificate – Diploma Entrance in order to study for a Diploma in Acting.

The fourth pathway requires you to have a National Senior Certificate – Diploma Entrance in order to study for a Diploma in Drama.

The fifth pathway requires you to have a National Senior Certificate – Degree Entrance in order to study for a Bachelor of Acting.

The sixth pathway requires you to have a National Senior Certificate – Degree Entrance in order to study for a Bachelor of Drama.

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Alternate Occupation Names
Actress
Mime Artist
Performance Artist
Voice-over Artist