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Actors are story tellers who entertain audiences by playing characters in a variety of productions. They interpret scripts and portray the culture, behaviour and mannerisms of a range of characters to convey the intended meaning of the work.

Acting work is in theatres, television studios, radio stations, various production sites, and on location.

Suitable for people who are confident performing in front of audiences. The ability to respond positively to criticism and feedback is essential.


  • study, read and interpret scripts to convincingly portray characters
  • research roles and characters, understanding themes and context
  • memorise lines and cues, applying vocal and movement variety
  • rehearse for performances under the guidance of production directors
  • network with agents, directors, producers, writers and other industry contacts to gain work.


  • stressful.

To become an Actor

Skills employers are looking for

  • Communication Skills

  • Comedy

  • Music

  • Budgeting

  • Singing

  • Writing

Careers to explore