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Beginning acting

Queensland University of Technology

About the Course


Suitable for the beginner, passionate novice or student of drama.

Have you have ever wondered if acting is for you?

Have you been putting off testing yourself further?

Do you want to gain a few more skills to improve your acting for screen?

Treat yourself to an exciting weekend exploring the craft of acting that will include practical work for both stage and screen work.

You'll learn from a tutor who teaches in our Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting), which is one of only four acting courses in Australia taught in a university. It produces outstanding graduates like Brenton Thwaites (The Maleficent, The Giver, Gods of Egypt), Anna McGahan (Underbelly, House Husbands, Anzac Girls) and Deborah Mailman (The Sapphires, Offspring, Redfern Now).

Who should participate

Beginners and students of drama. This course is open to anyone over the age of 18, including international participants.


This course is run over three consecutive days, Friday-Sunday.



In this course you will:

  • work individually and collectively towards the goal of performing a monologue and a duologue scene to a live audience and to camera
  • learn techniques and exercises rooted in the acting processes of Stanislavski, that influenced the work of our favorite actors
  • bring a script to life, explore your emotions through play and find yourself in the world of the character
  • train with like minded people and attain some tools that you will use forever
  • receive a video copy of your work to learn from and improve (don't worry you'll learn to watch it back without beating yourself up).


Peter Rasmussen is a casting director and acting coach. Peter has a strong foundation in actor training with a Bachelor of Arts in Acting from QUT and 17 years in the industry.

Always hungry to embrace the best acting techniques he has studied Lee Strasburg, Eric Morris, Uta Hagan, Robert Cohen, Mark Travis, Practical Aesthetics and Howard Fine. With an acting career spanning film and TV through to Shakespeare for schools, Peter has drawn all his influences together to form his own methodology.

Peter has taught at major schools all over Australia including the QUT Fine Arts Acting Program, Griffith Film School, Tafta and the Melbourne Acting Academy.

Limited availability

Places are strictly limited and class sizes are small to ensure you get enough attention, so it's best to register early.


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