Frequently Asked Questions


10869NAT Advanced Diploma of Screen Acting FAQ

What is a monologue?

  • A character speaking & externalising their thoughts so that the audience can witness what would otherwise be mostly internal or
  • The character is using their speech to achieve a clear goal or
  • A narrative monologue involving a character telling a story in the past tense or
  • A character speaking to another person whom they are trying to affect.

What type of monologue is required to apply for the 10869NAT Advanced Diploma of Screen Acting? 

  • Applicants are required to perform and record to camera a 1 minute monologue of their choice
  • Must be age appropriate to the applicant.
  • Can be contemporary (modern) or classical.
  • Must be from film or television (not theatre).
  • Monologue recordings submitted via multi-media platforms (Vimeo, YouTube etc) must ensure the application video is set as unlisted, or private/password protected.

How do I perform my monologue? (Performance criteria)

  • Applicants have the choice of performing their monologue directly to camera or to another person slightly off camera.
  • The camera angle for the monologue should be straight on to the applicant and in a tight mid shot (above chest similar to a headshot). Applicant’s face must be clearly visible and voice clearly audible.
  • Background must be plain.

Does Screenwise provide accommodation?

Screenwise cannot offer student accommodation, however in the past we have assisted interstate and overseas students by putting them in touch wth those looking for share accommodation. Students also have the option of advertising over our data base and through our social networks. Information on Home Stay and other alternatives is also provided.

Screenwise is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO provider code 91699) and a member of the Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA)

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