Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services (Live Production)

Melbourne Polytechnic

Course details

CRICOS course code: 095306G

Level of study: Certificates & Diplomas

Summary

Channel your passion for all aspects of theatre and live production with Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services CUA50415. Our course will teach you everything you need to know about being backstage and behind the scenes. Home to over 50 theatres, the city of Melbourne and its inner suburbs are the perfect place to study Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services.

Make sustaining industry connections

In this very hands-on course, you will have extensive training in all technical aspects of the theatre industry. Our Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services CUA50415 is taught at our Prahan campus, home to Melbourne Polytechnic’s lively artistic community. You will learn in a state-of-the-art training venue and collaborate with other students to develop a number of large-scale theatre productions. Students will have the opportunity to stage performances at David Williamson Theatre. This is Melbourne Polytechnic’s 120-seat theatre, with industry-standard lighting and sound equipment, flying systems, a set and prop construction area and stage storage spaces. Our Performing Arts Department has enduring industry connections with small and large-scale theatre companies such as Arts Centre Melbourne, La Mama, Carlton Courthouse, Red Stitch Theatre Company, Black Hole Theatre Company and Impro Melbourne and the National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA).

Shine a spotlight on a career in theatre production

Graduates of Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Live Production and Technical Service CUA50415 will have learned extensive skills in production, theatre lighting and sound, stage and event management, vision systems and set and prop making. As a multi-skilled technical theatre worker with proficiency in audio/visual systems, you may choose to apply for positions as a technician in theatre lighting or sound. You will also be suitably trained to enter stage management and event management roles in small or large festivals and events.



On successful completion of the Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services CUA50415 you will be suitably qualified to apply for positions as a technician in theatre lighting, theatre sound and using audio visual systems. You will also be suitably trained to enter stage management and event management roles in small or large festivals and events

Theatre Technician
Event Manager
Stage Manager

Pathways

You may wish to take your technical theatre studies further and pursue a career in Creative Arts. For further study options, discuss with Melbourne Polytechnic teaching staff.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
22,100 Per Year
Read moreTuition fees per semester: 11,050
06 Feb 2023 11 months
Full time
Prahran Campus
144 High Street
Melbourne Victoria 3181
Australia

Entry criteria

Academic: Australian Year 11 equivalency

English: Academic IELTS 5.5 with no individual band below 5.0, or Melbourne Polytechnic recognized equivalency. TOEFL iBT: 49 overall (Writing: 18, Speaking: 16, Reading: 8, Listening: 7); Pearson Global Scale of English (PTE Academic) - 42 overall (communicative skills: 36); Cambridge English Scale (Cambridge: First (FCE), Cambridge: Advanced (CAE), Cambridge: Proficiency (CPE)): 162 overall (individual bands: 154); Melbourne Polytechnic: ELICOS - 2+ ISLPR overall individual bands: min ISLPR 2.

Other: An interview is required before an offer can be processed.

Address

Melbourne Polytechnic
Preston Campus
77 St Georges Road
Melbourne Victoria 3072
Australia
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