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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...