Aftercare for the creative graduate
A word from Course Creator and Leader, Matthew Lee Robinson
"How do I create structure outside of an institution?”
“How do I stay balanced when the industry feels so precarious?”
"How do I build a network of supporters?"
After delivering creative products for universities through to Fortune 500 companies, I was consistently approached by performing arts graduates experiencing the same concerns.
So, having been in your shoes, I created a program especially for fledgling industry professionals. Within this short course, we explore the strategies and behaviours necessary to transition to, and grow within, a professional performing arts career that balances
inspiration, entrepreneurship and resilience.
As a recent graduate, you have energy to burn, but don’t always know how to harness it. This stage of your career is thrilling, all-consuming and potentially harrowing. To bridge your transition into the industry, Graduate's Guide is a two-day program and subsequent consolidation session, with written work to be completed prior to each. As a Graduate’s Guide participant you will:
Receive a guided framework of the industry.
Identify and build out your team.
Create your personal elevator pitch.
Shape your biography.
Dissect the anatomy of an effective email and how to elicit a response.
Learn how to formulate a support network.
Establish rehearsal room and backstage etiquette.
Canvass options for creation of your own work.
Participate in live interview Q&As with leading industry professionals.
Develop anxiety-processing techniques.
The 2023 intake will be open to Musical Theatre Bachelor and Diploma graduates from 2020 to 2022.
A desktop or laptop computer with a camera, microphone and a reliable internet connection.
COURSE CREATOR AND LEADER
MATTHEW LEE ROBINSON
Churchill Fellow, Australia Council Music Fellowship winner, and prior Peer of the Australia Council for the Arts, Matthew Lee Robinson, has delivered workshops and new works developments for universities, not-for-profit arts organisations and Fortune 500 companies including:
Coca-Cola Amatil, IBM, Nintendo, Australia
Arthur Miller Foundation Fellows Program, New York
NYC Department of Education: Theater Teachers' Professional Development
Broadway Dreams, New York
iTheatrics Junior Theater Festival, Atlanta
Educational Theatre Association, Dallas
FOX 8 TV Australia: The Singing Office
Australian Open Tennis Championships Legends Series
LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore
Sheridan College, Ontario
Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Perth
QLD Conservatorium of Music, Brisbane
Australian Institute of Music, Sydney
REGISTER NOW FOR
A WORD FROM OUR
"We have loved every moment, and have come away from this knowing far more about ourselves, the industry and how to improve our daily lives."
- John Mondelo
"I cannot thank you enough. I honestly feel a lot more confident and equipped for entering the industry at the end of this year."
- Hayley Thomas