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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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


    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...

  • 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.

  • Public Event DesignPERF30001

    Offered:Winter TermYear:2019Quotas apply

    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 ...

  • Artefact and Performance 2DPSS10005

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Building on the material from Artefact and Performance 1, through a series of lectures and tutorials, this subject will introduce students to key performance texts and related artefacts, objects or artworks starting at the beginning of the twentieth century and leading to the present day.Each wee...

  • Production Practice 1DPSS10001

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    In this subject first year students gain an understanding of the process of creating a live performance across major technical and design roles and how they interrelate. It will cover the production process from concept to creation, looking at each different area – Costume, Stage Management, Ligh...

  • Technical InternshipDPSS30003

    Offered:Year LongYear:2019

    This subject involves the completion of an internship (150 hours minimum) in the area of technology, construction and/or management for live performance or film and television with an approved external partner (organisation or individual practitioner). The Internship experience will enable studen...

  • Curating Contemporary ArtACUR90008

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject will introduce students to the various practices of curating contemporary art. The professional context for curating contemporary art has evolved from curating exhibitions and conserving collections in art museums. Now, however, contemporary art curating is practiced both within and ...

  • Interpreting ExhibitionsACUR90005

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject will examine the various strategies employed by museums and galleries to frame the objects and ideas in their care and in order to communicate to the public about them. It will consider how these display strategies have changed over time, but its principal focus will nonetheless be o...

  • Issues in Art ConservationACUR90001

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject examines the history and theory of the conservation of art objects and collections, with particular reference to Australia. Students will gain a theoretical grounding in issues relating to conservation and an understanding of professional networks and policy developments in art conse...

  • Independent Technical ProjectDPSS30005

    Offered:Year LongYear:2019

    Students will propose and undertake an individual project that enables them to further develop their technical and/or management skills on a significant piece of work. The project can be based in any area within the performing arts, film and television industries and should focus on the technical...

  • Foundations of Design and Production 1DPSS10002

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject provides an introduction to key principles and skills in the core areas of Design and Production: Lighting, Costume, Sound, Set/Props, Stage Management and Design. Through studio-based classes students will learn about the basic principles of each area, discover common equipment, ma...

  • Frontiers in Design and TechnologyDPSS20002

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    In this subject students investigate how design and technology are being used in new and novel ways within the entertainment industry, with a particular focus on the performing arts and film. It will cover: Current thinking about the role of design and technologyLooking at new technologies that ...

  • The History of Cool: Fashion & AttitudeDPSS10007

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    James Dean, Marlene Dietrich, James Brown, Frida Kahlo, Marilyn Monroe, Andy Warhol, and David Bowie. What do these people have in common? They were cool. Cool is an elusive essence recognised in artists, musicians, actors and other icons that generations have attempted to capture. This subject...

  • Technical Studio 2DPSS20006

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    In this subject, students select one module in which they will develop advanced understanding and skills in one of the following areas: Costume, Set and Props, Lighting or Sound. Through studio-based classes students will develop a comprehensive understanding of the chosen area as well as learn a...