The Australian Performing Arts Conservatory (APAC) is an accomplished performing arts educator. Founded in 1993 by Marcus Hogan with a plan to fill a gap in Australian actor training, “the dream was to build an institution that would eventually offer a fusion of performing arts pathways”.
With a solid history teaching from an American based model, APAC has carved out an enduring reputation. Due to course growth and expansion, we rebranded from the original Actors Conservatory to become ‘The Australian Performing Arts Conservatory’, in an effort to embrace a wider range of performing arts content. Now at the end of 2019 marking the close of its 26-year anniversary, the expansion continues as we usher in new degree programs with many more planned.
APAC retains the original legacy of teaching students in a supportive environment, guiding them with career planning and industry advice long after graduation and prides itself on the many graduates who have gone on to successfully work in film, television, theatre, music theatre and dance performance throughout Australia and the world.
APAC is dedicated to the core values of Excellence, Integrity, Industry Reliance, Inspiration, Innovation, and Challenge.
There is a myriad of possibilities open to students who wish to work in the creative industries, it all begins with the right training.
Mr Marcus Hogan, the founder of the Australian Performing Arts Conservatory originally trained as an actor at the National Shakespeare Conservatory in New York and was awarded honours as a graduate at the Cornish Institute of Performing Arts. He completed his Masters Degree at Boston University’s famous performing arts school in Directing Film & Theatre. At Cornish Mr Hogan received his BFA alongside such notable big screen stars as Brendan Fraser. While studying at Cornish, Mr Hogan was also ranked twice on the national Dean’s List of America which notes and publishes annual details of America’s top 5 percent of tertiary achievers. In all Mr Hogan spent nearly seven years in the United States training, working and learning in some of the most competitive arts institutions the world has to offer.
He continues to coach, direct and produce professionally in Australia. Few private acting colleges in Australia can boast an executive overseer of such international quality to guide the development of your professional training.