Showcasing its wide range of performing arts courses and state-of-the-art facilities for prospective students, the WAAPA Open Day offers the perfect opportunity to look behind the scenes at Australia’s premier performing arts academy.

WAAPA offers full-time courses in: Aboriginal Performance, Acting, Arts & Cultural Management, Dance (Classical Ballet and Contemporary Dance), Music (Classical, Jazz, Contemporary, Composition & Music Technology), Music Theatre, Performing Arts, Production & Design (Costume, Design, Lighting, Props & Scenery, Sound, and Stage Management), and Screen Performance.

In addition to gaining information on courses, the WAAPA Open Day provides opportunities to meet staff and students, sit in on open rehearsals and classes from all performance areas, explore all of WAAPA’s behind-the-scenes areas, and take in some free concerts.

WAAPA Overview

Professor David Shirley, Executive Dean of WAAPA gives an overview on this extraordinary institution and its exciting future.

WAAPA Arts and Cultural Management Presentation

Presentation of the Bachelor of Arts (Arts and Cultural Management) degree featuring student testimonials and special guest industry speaker and graduate Ella McNeil, Director of Arts and Culture at the Minderoo Foundation.

WAAPA Backstage Tour
Take a backstage tour of facilities and learn about WAAPA’s Production and Design courses, including Costume, Design, Lighting, Props and Scenery, Sound and Stage Management.

“ECU and WAAPA’s Open Day is a great opportunity to learn about how to become part of one of the world’s most acclaimed performing arts training institutions,” says WAAPA Executive Dean, David Shirley. “As well as finding out more about the specific courses on offer, prospective students, their families and any interested members of the public can have a good look around ECU’s Mount Lawley campus.”


Date:        Sunday 21 August

Time:        9.00am to 2.00pm

Venue:      WAAPA, Edith Cowan University, 2 Bradford St, Mt Lawley

Parking:    There will be free parking all day across campus.