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Actor

Entertains by portraying roles in film, television, radio and stage productions. 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:


  • reading scripts and undertaking research to gain understanding of parts, themes and characterisations
  • learning lines and cues, rehearsing parts, and applying vocal and movement skills to the development of characterisation
  • preparing for performances through rehearsals under the instruction and guidance of production directors
  • acting parts and portraying roles as developed in rehearsals in film, television, radio and stage productions
  • practising dance routines and interpreting the choreographic content of the production
  • performing dances for audience entertainment, coordinating body movements and facial expression, usually with musical accompaniment
  • composing and notating ballet compositions and other dance routines
  • creating and performing individual performance routines
Specialisations
  • Mime Artist
  • Voice-over Artist
Job prospects for Actors, Dancers and Other Entertainers in Victoria

Occupations in the Actors, Dancers and Other Entertainers group include Actor, Actors, Dancers and Other Entertainers, Dancer or Choreographer and Entertainer or Variety Artist.

Employment prospects
There are currently 2,500 Actors, Dancers and Other Entertainers in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this occupation is expected to remain similar. Employment prospects for the next five years are good.

Average weekly wage
$1,785.30

Hourly earnings
$45.50

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website. External link

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