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2016 Arts Academy Awards

On Saturday 17 September over 300 singers, dancers and musicians took to the stage at the Sheldon Event Centre and wowed their audience of 800 with performances that were of the standard of professional performers. Many mentioned they had to remind themselves during the evening that the performers were in fact current students of Sheldon College. Some of the notable performances were ‘Purple Rain’, ‘Geronimo’, ‘Chicago’ and a wonderful ‘Fame’ Medley including Wearable Art which also saw the first part of the evening ending with a large production of ‘Les Miserables’. A definite roof raiser for the night as was the finale performance of a Beyonce Medley.

Overall 16 Awards were presented on the evening in varying categories. Sheldon College Actress of the Year was awarded to Jasmine Martin whilst Actor of the Year went to Jackson Bannister. Both these students had major lead roles in this year’s ‘Addams Family’ musical. Another favourite and highly contested award of the night, 2016 Dancer of the Year was presented to Georgia Blair.

Recently returning from his achievements at the Australian Percussion titles in Melbourne, Justin Zheng will be adding to his trophy shelf again as he was named Instrumentalist of the Year.

Rise Media took out this year’s Production Group of the Year Award with the very skilled member of this Group Lachlan Trott, also awarded Director of the Year.

Aliya Yildirim was named Interdisciplinary Media Artist of the Year and Ellie McBain was very happy to receive her 2D Multi-Media Artist of the Year Award.

Best Emerging Artist of the Year was won by Ellen Warner who had a wonderful year and was recognised for her hard work throughout 2016.

The Middle College Cultural Award winner was Lara Wilson, whilst the very talented Micayla van Wyk, was awarded the Senior College Cultural Award.

Male Vocalist of the Year was awarded to Axel Duffy, whilst Female Vocalist of the Year was presented to Chloe Crick who also took the most prestigious award of the evening the 2016 Gold Award.

Congratulations to all of the Award nominees and winners on the evening.

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8th Annual Reel Awards

The Victoria Point Cineplex played host to our recent ‘Reel Awards’ and the evening was, once again, a huge success. The ‘Reel Awards’ is our annual award ceremony which showcases the quality work of our Media students and provides an avenue whereby students can, not only celebrate their own achievements, but also gain a better appreciation of their craft.

Congratulations to all of our talented Media students. The quality of films produced at Sheldon College is beyond anything produced in Australian schools and with our new LINQ Media facilities, we can expect this standard to continually improve.

2015 Award Recipients

Breakthrough Achievement in Film: Tayla MacNair

Most Valuable Crew Member: Victoria Wells

Most Improved Technical Skill: Latchmi Pillai

Most Improved Artistic Skill: Caitlyn Jolly

Achievement in Artistic Direction: Megan Stevens

Achievement in Technical Direction: Lachlan Trott

Achievement in Soundtrack Production: Manali Datar

Visual/Special Effects of the Year: Andrew Uscinski

Scriptwriter of the Year: Andrew Uscinski and Jordan Crick

Cinematographer of the Year: Adam Shaw

Editor of the Year: Sam Parsons

Epic Shot of the Year: Hannah Lord

People's Choice: Ben Jackson, Phoebe Nicholson, Ellia Dobbs and Melita Zambelli for Inside Out Scene Recreation

Judges Choice: Hannah Lord for Fragments Experimental Film

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ASTA Professionals 2017 Auditions

We are currently accepting applications for entry in 2017.

Every applicant wishing to gain entry into the Professionals Program will be required to participate in an audition/interview or portfolio presentation to demonstrate their talent and potential to benefit from the course. ASTA courses look for students who show potential and talent but need to acquire technical skills. At ASTA, auditioning and interviewing are an important part of each course.

“Auditions and interviews can be nerve-wracking. It is important to understand that professionals are required to audition or interview throughout their career.”Mr Darren Harvey, Director of ASTA

All students are taught how the industries work and how to find employment. Talent is not enough. It must be supported by skill, technique and knowledge. These things can be learned whilst students are a part of ASTA.

To apply to audition for the ASTA Professionals program, please download and complete the relevant application form and email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Audition Dates for ASTA Professionals 2017


School of Combined Performing Arts (CPA)

Wednesday 2 November 2016 (lunchtime) - Acting
Thursday 3 November 2016 (lunchtime) - Vocals
Friday 4 November (lunchtime) - Dance
Note: Students must attend all three audition workshops

School of Visual Art

Wednesday 2 November 2016 - 3.45pm to 5.00pm
Location: SJ10 Art Rooms

School of Film and Television (FTV)

Friday 4 November 2016 - 3.45pm to 5.00pm
Location: LINQ Precinct

School of Contemporary Music

TBC

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