1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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2538-11 Actor

Portrays roles in productions for theatre, film, radio and television productions.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification or at least 5 years relevant experience. This occupation requires high levels of creative talent or personal commitment and interest as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications or experience.

Tasks Include:

  • reads scripts and undertakes research to gain understanding of parts, themes and characterisations
  • learns lines and cues and rehearses part, and applies vocal and movement skills to the development of characterisation
  • prepares for performances through rehearsals under the instruction and guidance of the Director
  • acts parts and portrays roles as developed in rehearsals
  • acts in commercials
  • may sing and dance or play a musical instrument
  • may undertake promotional work

Specialisations:
Mime Artist

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