The first stage of studies is for those applicants that have shown themselves to be artistically talented but are not yet ready to study at the professional studies level. Places for this course will be offered to students that the auditioning panel feel could possibly achieve the necessary standard in four semesters.
Students will have to complete a certain number of supplementary subjects.
At the end of the course students will have the opportunity to be assessed by the auditioning panel. This replaces the entrance audition for the Diploma or Teaching Certificate courses.
The course lasts for a maximum of four semesters.
Principal Study lessons are 50 minutes per week.