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  • Indigenous Arts and Cultural IdentityINAM60001

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject investigates aspects of Indigenous Australian culture in Australia with a focus on Victorian Indigenous culture. You develop a sound knowledge of traditions, self-determination and political and cultural history. It is also includes the study of diverse artistic styles, cultural infl...

  • Art Museums and CuratorshipACUR90002

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject provides an introduction to current trends in international museology focussing on issues relating to museum management, public access, the role of education and the range of funding sources. The subject also provides an overview of recent cultural policy and investigates the role of...

  • Exhibition ManagementACUR90006

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject provides an opportunity to understand the complexities of exhibitions management. Students will be introduced to the concepts and procedures required to develop, manage and deliver an exhibition or other arts-based project such as a performance, festival, etc.

  • Production Practice 4DPSS30001

    Offered:Year LongYear:2019

    In this subject, students apply their developing knowledge and skills to at least two VCA productions by being allocated to leadership roles within the Production Team on productions that require high levels of responsibility. Some of these roles are: Designer on a medium to large production, Sta...

  • Production Practice 3DPSS20001

    Offered:Year LongYear:2019

    In this subject, students apply their developing knowledge and skills to at least three VCA productions by being allocated to roles within the Production Team on productions that require higher levels of responsibility and leadership. Some of these roles are: Designer on a small production, Assis...

  • Design Studio 1DPSS20003

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Students will undertake two design studio projects where they generate designs in response to a given text and/or music in at least two of the areas: Set, Costume, Lighting and Sound. Advanced Visual Representation techniques will be taught to further develop students' ability to communicate the...

  • Professional Practice and PromotionDPSS30006

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Through a series of guest lectures and projects students gain a deeper understanding of the industry they are about to enter into as well as how to promote themselves to gain employment in the area of their choice. They will learn about the business side of working in the stage and screen indust...

  • Introduction to Production ManagementDPSS20008

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    In this subject, students are introduced to the skills and knowledge needed to undertake production management roles in the performing arts industry. Particular focus will be on high-level organisation processes and the generation of industry standard paperwork. Included in this will be the prin...

  • Design and Production Global AtelierDPSS30007

    Offered:JuneYear:2019

    This subject is delivered every two years and commences with a two-week study abroad period taught intensively on location either in Prague at the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space or in the international location of World Stage Design held in a different city each festival. The...

  • Interpretations of Period StyleDPSS20007

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject investigates how historic styles of Interior Architecture, Dress, Ornament, Light and Sound can be interpreted in design for live performance and film. Students will look at films and live performances that have taken varied approaches to how they have evoked a given period style to ...

  • Design InternshipDPSS30002

    Offered:Year LongYear:2019

    This subject involves the completion of an internship (150 hours minimum) in the area of design for live performance or film and television with an approved external partner (organisation or individual artist). The Internship experience will enable students to extend and apply the knowledge acqui...

  • Design Studio 2DPSS20005

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    In this subject students undertake two projects aimed at further developing their knowledge, skills and understanding of designing for live performance and/or film and television. The projects will require students to develop design concepts that creatively meet a complex set of demands that may ...

  • Research Project (Music Theatre)PERF70001

    Offered:Time-based ResearchYear:2019

    Through a course of independent research students will complete a thesis equivalent to 40,000 words.

  • Public Event DesignPERF30001

    Offered:Winter TermYear:2019

    This subject looks at the design and planning of events from the early court masques of Inigo Jones through to the large-scale public ceremonies of the modern Olympic Games. It explores opening ceremonies, public parades, marches and celebrations, static installations in public spaces, events in ...

  • Performance Project AMUST30007

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    In Performance Project, the emphasis switches to application of skills to performance. Here the emphasis is on opportunities for students to put into practice the craft and methodologies learned in all of their previous studies to create an autonomous personal process that serves the intention of...

  • Music Theatre Combination Class 1MUST10008

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This class comprises the vital work of practising the core skill areas in combination for holistic music theatre performance. Classes will integrate skills learning from first semester singing, acting and dance classes in specific application to music theatre repertoire. Acting the Song classes w...

  • Acting Skills 2MUST10006

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    With the acquisition of new acting processes and language, Acting Skills 2 will afford students the opportunity to apply these new skills, with early exploration of text process, as well as in improvisation and movement classes. The focus continues to be on developing the actor’s individual intui...

  • Music Theatre: Singing Rock MusicalsMUST30012

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019Quotas apply

    In 1968 the first rock major musical Hair caused a sensation and spawned a new genre. A weekly 2-hour large ensemble singing class will explore the music of significant contemporary rock musicals, using music from a handful of the genre's best examples to develop the capacity to identify and expe...

  • Collection ManagementACUR90007

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject will introduce students to the theory and practice of collection management as applied to collections of visual cultural material, with emphasis on works of art. This can range from wider debates regarding significance, ‘canons’ of art history and the impact of new technologies to sp...

  • Art Curatorship Thesis Part 1ACUR90009

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    Students enrolled in this subject will undertake a piece of research in arts management approved by the course coordinator. The research will incorporate both theoretical inquiry and primary research. On completion of the subject, students will submit a minor thesis on their chosen research topic...