Professional Skills

Professional Skills

A professional actor is an independent contractor who needs to be able to manage their career in a competitive environment.
 

To enable the actor to comfortably and expertly enter the profession on completion of the course Professional Skills has two components - Protocol & Business.

Protocol covers

On-set etiquette

  • Roles & functions of cast and crew
  • Reading call sheets
  • Pink & yellow pages
  • Script order
  • Health & safety (Equity)
  • Publicity & interviews

Theatre etiquette

  • Venue & backstage tours
  • Costume maintenance
  • Make-up
  • Backstage etiquette
  • Green Room etiquette
  • Roles & functions of cast and crew
  • Rehearsals
  • Technical week
  • Publicity & interviews


Audition etiquette

  • Research
  • Reading full script
  • Instructions
  • Singing – correct music
  • What to bring
     

Business covers

  • Small business skills – invoicing, GST, budgets & accounting
  • Creating work
  • Producing work
  • Applications – funding & submissions
  • Agent protocol
  • Marketing – headshots, social media, self-promotion & networking