Now in its eleventh year, Patrick Studios Australia (PSA) is one of Australia’s leading performing arts schools.  Under the direction of Todd Patrick, PSA offers specialised courses to develop the country’s next generation of young, vibrant performers.

2011 saw the addition of Andrew Hallsworth’s new Full-time Musical Theatre course and a partnership with Swinburne University to provide nationally accredited qualifications for all full-time students.  The school also offers a Junior and Senior Elite Program for young performers seeking intensive training in dance, singing and acrobatics.  Finally, we offer beginner dance for those just starting out.

In 2014 we began a new chapter with The Academy- High School of Performing Arts.  This is a full time program offered to year 7-12 students who wish to complete their VCE whilst undertaking comprehensive performing arts training.

The school prides itself on its commitment to providing the highest level of training paired with unmatched industry opportunities.  The results are clearly reflected in our students’ success stories and their ability to gain ongoing professional industry work.


Patrick Studios Australia- MISSION STATEMENT

In the pursuit of creative excellence in education, Patrick Studios Australia’s aim is to train and develop those whose vocation is to work in the professional theatre and related industries to the highest calibre possible.  We do this by providing a supportive, inspiring and creative environment from which students can enrich their quality of life through the practice of dance, music and theatre.  Our education program fosters students on the personal journey to become innovative, creative artists by teaching skills and discipline needed to succeed in a competitive industry.

To achieve this mission, Patrick Studios Australia has identified six goals:

  • Patrick Studios Australia will continue to elevate its educational and artistic standards by aspiring to be fresh, diverse, inspiring and creative.
  • Patrick Studios Australia will provide a caring, supportive, inclusive environment that supports equal opportunities for all students.
  • Patrick Studios Australia will ensure technical and artistic training is matched with educational needs, creating a balance for both the mind and body.
  • Patrick Studios Australia will continue to provide a collaborative work environment that supports students and teachers alike.
  • Patrick Studios Australia will continue to train students using a diverse range of working industry professionals of the highest order, providing them with valuable tools and contacts to use in the world of dance and theatre.
  • Patrick Studios Australia aims to create full rounded performers with strong technique and preparation so that they are completely ready for the professional world.