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Performer

Role and key duties

Performers portray characters in live and recorded or filmed productions. In the live performance area, an actor may perform in theatre, opera or variety. In the recorded medium, an actor may perform roles in theatre, film, radio or television, or in commercials.


Duties may include: studying scripts, learning a part and interpreting the role through speech, gesture and various other performance skills; attending auditions for parts in productions, performing prepared or improvised pieces; rehearsing parts by memorising lines, cues and movements; undertaking extensive research for certain roles and productions; and under the guidance of a director, act in the part of the film, television, stage or radio character in front of live audiences, cameras or microphones.

Minimum qualification required

Completion of a Degree in Drama or Theatre Studies.

Recommended qualification

Degree in Drama or Theatre Studies.



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Arts and sports
Victoria is well known for its sports and cultural heritage. From music, art, literature and performing arts to AFL, the Australian Tennis Open and the Grand Prix, there are many opportunities to supportor contribute to these areas of Victorian life.


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