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.
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.
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You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required score:
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Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:
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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