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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Foundations of Design and Production 2DPSS10006

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    In this subject, students select four of the available modules that enable them to continue to develop their understanding of key principles and skills in the core areas of Design and Production and begin to focus on the specialist area of their choice. Each module includes lectures and in class ...

  • Independent Design ProjectDPSS30004

    Offered:Year LongYear:2019

    Students will propose and undertake an individual project that enables them to produce a well developed design concept for a theoretical production resulting in detailed design documentation and rationale. The project can be based in any area within the performing arts, film and television indust...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...