About this course
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this course, graduates will be able to:
- Evaluate and critique design and other elements of a performance or film, using appropriate theoretical frameworks
- Explore and communicate ideas through design for stage or screen
- Use advanced technical and creative skills in the development of designs for screen or stage
- Present designs for stage or screen effectively, using a range of media
- Evaluate and make informed choices between creative options, on both pragmatic and artistic grounds as a senior member of a collaborative team
- Collaborate with other members of the design and performance team
- Incorporate into their practice as a designer a clear understanding of the industry landscape.
- Advanced skills and techniques applicable to the discipline
- Well-developed problem-solving abilities in the discipline area, characterised by flexibility of approach
- Advanced competencies in areas of professional practice and/or scholarship
- A capacity to articulate their knowledge and understanding in oral and written presentations
- An advanced understanding of the national and international context of the specialist area
- An appreciation of the design, conduct and reporting of original practice and research
- A capacity to manage competing demands on time, including self-directed project work
- The capacity to value and participate in projects which require team-work.
The focus of the Master of Production Design is the practice of production design for either the screen or the stage. The degree provides graduates with design skills and understandings that will equip them to engage and make a meaningful contribution to the development of work on either the screen or the stage.
Those skills or understandings are:
- A grounding in stage and screen design history, theory and technology enabling them to develop innovative, complex and responsive designs relevant to time, place, people and culture
- To manage a design practice and work collaboratively as leaders of and within teams to realise designs for stage and screen
- Highly developed creative, critical and reflexive thinking, promoting an ability to situate themselves and their practice within broader contexts and solve problems with ingenuity and agility
- The ability to employ resources, materials and technologies to produce responsible and sustainable designs.
Last updated: 9 December 2023