ASTA School of Combined Performing Arts (CPA)

ASTA School of Combined Performing Arts (CPA)

The ASTA Professionals School of Combined Performing Arts (CPA) offers comprehensive training in Acting, Vocals and Dance for students in Year 9 to 12. It is specifically aimed at talented students who possess a passion for performance and a vision for a career in any facet of the industry. The course is unique in that it offers creative classroom training providing solid foundations across the three major performing arts disciplines. This is complemented through participation in regular masterclasses directed by industry trained specialists at the cutting edge of their field. Further performance exposure is gained through the weekly tuition workshops, providing regular skill building and performance practice.

The Year 9 and 10 course consists of three areas of study; Acting, Vocals and Dance. The classes are designed to provide valuable exposure to each of the Performing Arts platforms. However, as students often have the tendency to lean more heavily towards one specific art form, they are provided with the opportunity to make their own ‘elective’ based study choices during semester 2. This empowers the students to focus-in on an area of the arts that they particularly desire.  Whilst what underpins our philosophy is the fundamental belief that every performer should be exposed to all three genres, the ‘elective’ based semester allows us to provide the ‘best of both worlds’ which produces a combination of a focused approach and an eclectic learning experience.

During Year 11 and 12, students are able to plan their own pathway and study subjects that appeal specifically to them (much like University). The combined nature of the program subscribes to that of the student's interests and passions.

The ASTA CPA course looks for students who desire to become capable, well-rounded performers in the future.


Term 1 and 2

Wednesdays - 3:45pm to 6:00pm (Voice, Dance and Acting)

Term 3 and 4

Wednesdays - 3:45pm to 4:45pm (Elective A - Voice, Acting or Dance)
Wednesdays - 4:50pm to 5:50pm (Elective B - Voice, Acting or Dance)


Wednesdays - 1:10pm to 2:30pm (Elective A - Voice, Acting or Dance)
Wednesdays - 2:35pm to 3:55pm (Elective B - Voice, Acting or Dance)
Wednesdays - 4:00pm to 5:30pm ('Futures' Elective C)