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CUA60213 - Advanced Diploma of Live Production and Management Services

Course code C49

This nationally-recognised qualification is the second year of the vocational Production and Design program at WAAPA.

This course may appeal to those who have an interest in design, lighting, props, scenery, stage management and similar aspects of production.

The course is structured to provide skills and experience consistent with the growing needs of the entertainment industry. Students work as directed on productions mounted by WAAPA and will be expected to provide service at a professional level of competence.

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

C49

Fees

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Duration

1 year full-time

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

C49

Fees

See Fees and Scholarships for further information.

Duration

1 year full-time

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Availability & Campus

This course is not offered on-campus or online to international students.

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Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

Applications for this course are not accepted through ECU's Experience Based Entry Scheme.

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Mount Lawley

Semester availability

This course is not offered on-campus or online to international students.

Course Structure

This course comprises eight core units and six elective units. The six elective units may be undertaken in the streams of Costume, Design, Lighting, Props and Scenery, and Stage Management.

Students must complete the following eight core units:

Year 1 - VET Full

Production Management
Unit Code Unit Title
CUAPPM503Incorporate creative and technical needs into management processes
Production 2
Unit Code Unit Title
CUAPPM502Realise productions

Year 1 - Semester 1

WHS Management Systems

Work and Collaborate on Professional Projects
Unit Code Unit Title
CUAIND601Work professionally in the creative arts industry
CUAPPR602Collaborate in professional creative projects
Develop and Manage a Budget
Unit Code Unit Title
FNSORG501Develop and manage a budget
OHS and Whitecard
Unit Code Unit Title
CPCCOHS1001AWork safely in the construction industry

Year 1 - Semester 2

Manage Projects
Unit Code Unit Title
BSBPMG522Undertake project work
BSBWHS605Develop, implement and maintain WHS management systems

Students undertaking the Costume stream should complete the following additional six units:

Year 1 - VET Full

Costume Construction 2
Unit Code Unit Title
BSBDES601Manage design realisation
CUACOS501Make period costumes
Costume for Dance (Tutus)
Unit Code Unit Title
CUACOS507Construct costume corsetry and undergarments
Production 2
Unit Code Unit Title
CUAPPM601Manage pre-production for shows and events
CUAPPM602Manage construction workshop operations

Year 1 - Semester 2

Visual Communication / Costume Rendering
Unit Code Unit Title
CUAACD601Extend professional expertise with drawing and other visual representation tools

Students undertaking the Design stream should complete the following additional six units:

Year 1 - VET Full

Design Context
Unit Code Unit Title
BSBDES602Research global design trends
Design Studio 2
Unit Code Unit Title
BSBDES502Establish, negotiate and refine a design brief
Drawing 2 / CAD 2
Unit Code Unit Title
CUAACD601Extend professional expertise with drawing and other visual representation tools
Production 2
Unit Code Unit Title
BSBDES601Manage design realisation
CUAPPM601Manage pre-production for shows and events
Scenic Art 2
Unit Code Unit Title
CUAPAI501Refine painting techniques

Students undertaking the Lighting stream should complete the following additional six units:

Year 1 - VET Full

Lighting for Performance 2
Unit Code Unit Title
BSBDES601Manage design realisation
CUARES601Research and apply concepts of live performance practice
Pracs and Ops
Unit Code Unit Title
SITXFIN601Manage physical assets
CUALGT504Develop lighting designs
Vision Systems
Unit Code Unit Title
CUAVSS501Design vision systems
CAD / Spotlight
Unit Code Unit Title
CUAACD601Extend professional expertise with drawing and other visual representation tools

Students undertaking the Props and Scenery stream should complete the following additional six units:

Year 1 - VET Full

Production 2
Unit Code Unit Title
BSBDES601Manage design realisation
CUAPPM601Manage pre-production for shows and events
Props 2 / Sculpting Molding 2
Unit Code Unit Title
CUAINN501Adopt an innovative approach to creating production elements
Scenic Art 2
Unit Code Unit Title
CUAPAI501Refine painting techniques
Set Construction 2
Unit Code Unit Title
CUAPPM602Manage construction workshop operations

Year 1 - Semester 2

Drawing 2 / CAD 2
Unit Code Unit Title
CUAACD601Extend professional expertise with drawing and other visual representation tools

Students undertaking the Stage Management stream should complete the following additional six units:

Year 1 - VET Full

Production 2
Unit Code Unit Title
CUASMT602Stage manage performances
Production Management
Unit Code Unit Title
CUAPPM601Manage pre-production for shows and events
CUASMT503Develop and maintain production documents
Stage Management 2
Unit Code Unit Title
CUASMT601Stage manage creative rehearsals
CUASMT603Stage manage technical and dress rehearsals
CUAPPM501Manage small-scale live productions

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For more detailed unit information for this course take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

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Professional Recognition

Nationally Recognised by: Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA)

Fees and Scholarships

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VET course fees are set by the WA Government and they vary from course to course. For more information, please go to Fees and Scholarships.

Scholarships

ECU has a scholarship program that provides many opportunities each year to students undertaking studies here.

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Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities exist in the film, television, theatre, festival, performing arts and allied entertainment industries, depending on the area of specialisation.

Possible future job titles

Scenic Designer, Costume Designer, Stylist, Art Finisher, Costumier, Dresser, Film Standby, Milliner, Muralist, Stage Manager

Courses you can consider if you are interested in progressing further in this area.

Student
stories

  • "Going to WAAPA not only gives you a top of the line education in your chosen field, but guarantees you a group of life-long friends"
    Hannah Portwine
    Hannah PortwineWAAPA Stage Management graduate

    The people you meet and work with over your time at WAAPA become your second family – and having that support network for the rest of your career is so important.

    My WAAPA family extends across the world now and constantly continues to grow, presenting all manner of career opportunities.

  • "The design course at WAAPA is unlike any other course in Australia"
    Tyler hill
    Tyler HillWAAPA Design graduate

    Over my three years at WAAPA I was completely immersed in both design theory and design for production. The course is unlike any other in Australia, as you can study the discipline while constantly realising your own set and costumes for plays, musicals, operas and dance.

    Furthermore, with opportunities such as secondments and master-classes, design students are introduced to professional designers and companies to gain more understanding for design for live performance.

    WAAPA was a real eye-opener, helping me understand the opportunities in the arts industry, both locally and internationally. Now designing shows for Black Swan State Theatre Company and Lost and Found Opera Company, I cannot wait to see what lies ahead.

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