Bachelor of Fine Arts (Technical Production), B.A.

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Technical Production), B.A.

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  • 36 months
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The audience settles in their seats and begins to quieten. On cues from the stage manager, the house lights fade and the orchestra begin to play. The curtain rises and hundreds of lights illuminate the stage. Behind the scenes, twenty members of the production team work to ensure that all sound, lighting, multimedia, staging, props and costume elements enhance the performance perfectly.

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The audience settles in their seats and begins to quieten. On cues from the stage manager, the house lights fade and the orchestra begin to play. The curtain rises and hundreds of lights illuminate the stage. Behind the scenes, twenty members of the production team work to ensure that all sound, lighting, multimedia, staging, props and costume elements enhance the performance perfectly. Weeks of rehearsal have gone into preparing this event. Sets have been designed and built, costumes made and repaired, props sourced and painted, lights rigged and plotted, radio microphones tuned and fitted. As the show ends, the performers take their final bow, the house curtain falls for the final time and the audience leaves. The activity switches to the trucks behind the theatre for the move to the next venue in the next city. With the global arts and entertainment industry expanding rapidly, expertise in all elements of live production is highly sought after across all types of live performance. This course provides you with fundamental skills in stage management, lighting, sound, multimedia production, costume, props, stage mechanics, scenery construction and theatre design. You’ll also have the opportunity to specialise in a particular area of live production and access to industrybased learning and placements.

Why choose this course?

This intensive three-year program provides the opportunity to work across a range of events including theatre, dance and music productions featuring students from other creative industries courses. Our teaching staff are drawn from industry and can provide expert knowledge and opportunities to access workplace internships and placements at a wide range of companies, productions and events including festivals, state and local theatre companies, major performing arts venues, dance, opera, musical theatre companies and touring stage productions. A minor in scenography and stage design is available and designed to complement the technical production major.Career outcomes Graduates work for companies and shows all over the world as stage managers, production managers, lighting, sound and scenic designers, technical programmers and operators, tour managers, technical directors and in the areas of props, costumes and stage mechanics, theatrical flying and automation. They work across all types of live production and performance including classical and contemporary music, theatre, dance, circus, ballet, festivals, opera, corporate theatre, sports production including opening and closing ceremonies, and large public performance events. Pathways exist to prepare you for further postgraduate study.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    288 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Year 1
  • develop an understanding of the disciplines involved in live production
  • study technical lighting, sound and multimedia production, and practicalities of set, props and costume
  • explore stage management for different genres–dance, music, orchestras, circus, opera, musical theatre
  • apply your knowledge on real QUT productions
  • progress from introductory to more senior roles
Year 2
  • explore advanced production concepts and technologies
  • investigate and apply design skills for lighting, sound, multimedia and all aspects of production
  • advance your knowledge in management
  • learn about live productions and performance industries—production and tour management, festival site and logistics management, and technical direction
  • develop further experience across four QUT productions
  • apply your skills in the technical, management and design areas
Year 3
  • work on several QUT productions
  • perform senior roles such as production stage manager, head electrician, sound coordinator or lighting designer
  • lead first and second-year students as your production crew
  • option to focus on one particular area
  • work alongside industry professionals
  • industry placements are available
  • apply previous learning in professional contexts

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • English

We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).

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Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    28800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28800 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National Applies to you

    28800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28800 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

  • 2018: $28800 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Living costs for Brisbane

  • 1402 - 2530 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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