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Advanced Diploma of Stage Management
This nationally recognised qualification provides skills and experience consistent with the growing needs of the entertainment industry.
Skills and knowledge gained will equip graduates to find employment in the areas of theatre, film, television, concerts, festivals, events management and trade presentations.
Units provide training in the organisational and management skills needed for managing rehearsals and performance. These include: the development and use of the prompt copy, production documentation, score reading, movement and voice instruction, safety in the theatre, communication and people/time management skills, production and company management.
A range of technical production skills and techniques as well as an understanding of the staging and performance requirements for drama, dance, music, music theatre and opera will be developed. Professional placement will occur in the final year.
Students are required to complete practicum placement(s) as part of this course.
Additional Course Information
Students work as directed on productions mounted by WAAPA. Students begin by assisting until sufficiently skilled to perform designated tasks. In the final year students will be expected to provide service to the productions at a professional level of competence.
Professional placement to industry in the graduating year is a compulsory and practical component. Students undertake an appropriate attachment for production experience. The purpose of this work is to develop and strengthen the proficiencies and skills required in the industry.
Stage Manager, Production Manager, Events Coordinator