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Advanced Diploma of Design for Live Production, Theatre and Events
This nationally recognised qualification provides skills and experience consistent with the growing needs of the entertainment industry.
Units are structured to provide training in the principles, techniques and processes required in designing for theatre and film.
After initial exposure to basic visualisation and research skills, students are confronted, as a learning experience, with challenging design projects including sets, props and costumes. These projects precede practical design involvement in WAAPA productions and professional placement.
Students also attend classes in drawing, technical drawing and computer aided design.
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.
Scenic Designer, Costume Designer, Stylist