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School of Excellence 2022

Mondays 4.30pm-8.00pm
Year long advanced acting classes for teenagers
Held at Australian Acting Academy HQ
31 Stevenson St Paddington


Extension Stream Levels
Pricing and Payment Plans



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Designed for 11-14 year olds, Youth Extension 1 is where the extension journey begins for our youngest extension students. You will find this both challenging and exciting. This will be your first time working at an advanced level. You will work with us to expand your awareness, mind, voice and body beyond what you felt possible. These are the essential tools for any actor to master. You will also be introduced to the concept of personal development and how we can help you hurdle over obstacles in acting and in life.


Designed for 12-14 year olds, Youth Extension 2 students will have either already completed Youth Extension 1, or have auditioned at a very high standard. Youth Extension 2 builds upon your capability to show discipline, focus and work with an ensemble with the added bonus of exploring a whole new acting medium, acting for camera. You will experience a rush of growth during this year as we continue working with you on the five agreements of extension, encouraging you to gain a deeper understanding. You will take skills learnt in Youth Extension 1 and experience them at an intermediate level. 


Extension 1 is where most teenagers auditioning for the extension stream begin. Designed for 14-16 year olds this is often the first time students will have experienced working at a pre-industry standard. The techniques and practices that you will experience throughout Extension 1 would normally be reserved for university students. This is where you really start to find your feet as a professional actor. With an emphasis on building self-discipline, focus and a work ethic, the five agreements of extension are applied at a deeper practical level. Your coaches will work you hard, but you will be incredibly satisfied and impressed by the work you produce throughout the year. Extension coaches truly guide students to develop acting and life skills that will give you a head start in the creative industry and in life.


Designed for 15-16 year olds, most students who attend Extension 2 will have already completed Extension 1. While it is rare, it is possible through exceptional class work and auditions to allow you to be directly invited into the Extension 2 ensemble. To start off your intensive Extension 2 experience, we will have you leaning heavily into the five agreements and focusing on practical life coaching skills with the aim in mind to build your strength and resilience in a supportive and encouraging ensemble environment. This shift in focus will give you an overwhelming sense of self belief as we equip you with the skills needed to take on your increasingly challenging work content and school commitments. We then change gears, and move you into intermediate and advanced techniques across the board to help build your acting capability to an intermediate professional industry standard. 


Designed for 16-19 year olds, Extension 3 requires that students have attended Extension 2. The focus of Extension 3 is to make sure you have an in-depth understanding of the creative industry and begin to foster your creative passion and identity. You will begin to find where you fit in and grow your creative personality as we continue to focus on your personal development through this year. We will give you performance and practical acting experiences so you feel confident and ready to step into the professional creative industry. You will receive individual guidance and begin to develop a plan on how you will move forward into the industry and into life. Guest instructors are a large part of Extension 3, as we want you to begin to build your industry network and experience as many different styles of coaching and directing as possible.


The pinnacle of the extension program, school of excellence focusses on providing its ensemble with industry pathways and support to pursue student led projects Students prepare for university training or the industry, as well as deepening the life skills that extension stream fosters. Students leave as powerful creative thinkers, confident in their value, and able to work toward and achieve outcomes in the creative arts and the world in general.

SOE brings together the skills from previous extension levels and focusses on their practical application. It encourages students to become leaders in the creative arts and use their preferred area/s of creative expression to create performance outcomes.

Extension Stream Pricing and Payment Plans

School of excellence is a focused program on providing pathways beyond training with the AAA to help students thrive in university training or working within the industry. Therefore places in SOE are primarily reserved for year 12 students or school leavers. SOE is facilitated by our Artistic Director, Brendan Glanville, with regular rotating guest coaches and industry specialists. 


$450 Deposit
$300/month Feb-Dec
  • 3.5hr weekly SOE class
  • industry information seminar
  • professional showreel scene shoot
  • specialist guest coaches & INDUSTRY SPECIALISTS
  • headshot photoshoot
  • additional showcase rehearsals
  • industry strategy meeting
  • 3.5hr weekly SOE class
  • Regular performance OUTCOMES
  • university audition masterclass
Total Value $6,600
Total Investment $3,750
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More than just classes

Extension students never doubt that their coach and the AAA Team, have their back, will work with them to get the best result possible and will never give up on them. We pride ourselves on whole hearted and engaging support and service for your child and your family, and welcome you to come on the journey with us.
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