Performing Arts is the study of creating and performing works of music, dance and drama.
The main purpose of this narrow field of education is to develop an understanding of the artistic and technical aspects of creating, producing and performing music, dance and drama, and the history, development and theory of performing arts. It also involves developing the ability to design, create and perform an original piece of work.
Courses in Performing Arts develop skills in:
- arranging, composing, transcribing and conducting musical compositions and scores
- choreographing and performing dance to harmonise with music and subject, illustrate a story, convey emotion or
complement a musical show
- creating and interpreting roles for productions to communicate their subject and meaning
- critically analysing music form and harmony
- playing musical instruments or singing as a soloist or member of an ensemble, band, orchestra or choir
- producing and directing musical, comedy and drama performances
- writing plays and creating works for stage and screen
This narrow field comprises the following detailed fields:
- Drama and Theatre Studies
- Performing Arts, n.e.c.
Thinking about a job in this field?
Check out the courses available in this field at various Australian universities and alternative study pathway options. If you'd like to speak with someone, discuss with your Career Advisor at school, or contact the Indigenous Education Unit at any of the Australian Universities, and they’ll be able to offer advice on available local information and student support services.