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CUA50415 - Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services

Course code C65

This nationally-recognised qualification is the first year of a two-year 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 begin by assisting, until sufficiently skilled, to perform designated tasks. In the final year of the program, students 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

C65

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

C65

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

Students may select a specialisation in Costume for Performance. Alternatively, there are streams available in Design, Lighting, Props and Scenery, and Stage Management.

Students undertaking the Design stream should complete the following units:

Year 1 - VET Full

Design Studio Scenery / Design Studio Costume / History of Costume
Unit Code Unit Title
BSBDES501Implement design solutions
Drawing 1
Unit Code Unit Title
CUADRA502Investigate drawing materials and processes
Model Making 1
Unit Code Unit Title
CUAACD508Refine model making skills
Production Process 1
Unit Code Unit Title
CUAPPM504Manage bump in and bump out of shows
CUAPRP502Develop prop construction plans
Production Process 1 (Wardrobe / Technology / Art Finishing)
Unit Code Unit Title
CUACOS509Design costumes
Scenic Art 1
Unit Code Unit Title
CUAPAI502Investigate painting materials and processes
Technical Drawing / CAD 1
Unit Code Unit Title
CUASET502Develop set construction plans

Year 1 - Semester 1

OHS and Whitecard
Unit Code Unit Title
BSBCOM501Identify and interpret compliance requirements
CPCCOHS1001AWork safely in the construction industry
BSBWHS501Ensure a safe workplace
Theatre Studies
Unit Code Unit Title
CUARES503Analyse cultural history and theory

Year 1 - Semester 2

Ensure Team Effectiveness
Unit Code Unit Title
BSBWOR502Lead and manage team effectiveness
Industry Knowledge
Unit Code Unit Title
CUAIND502Maintain and apply creative arts industry knowledge
Props Construction
Unit Code Unit Title
CUAPRP403Make props using mixed media

Students undertaking the Lighting stream should complete the following units:

Year 1 - VET Full

Electrics 1
Unit Code Unit Title
UEENEEE101AApply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
UEENEEP024AAttach cords and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to a single phase 230 Volt supply
UEENEEP026AConduct in-service safety testing of electrical cord connected equipment and cord
Flying Systems
Unit Code Unit Title
CUALGT401Operate complex lighting
CUASTA403Operate flying systems
Lighting for Performance 1
Unit Code Unit Title
CUAPPM504Manage bump in and bump out of shows
CUALGT502Manage installation of lighting systems
Prax & Ops 1
Unit Code Unit Title
CUAINN501Adopt an innovative approach to creating production elements

Year 1 - Semester 1

OHS and Whitecard
Unit Code Unit Title
BSBCOM501Identify and interpret compliance requirements
CPCCOHS1001AWork safely in the construction industry
BSBWHS501Ensure a safe workplace
History of Performance
Unit Code Unit Title
CUARES503Analyse cultural history and theory

Year 1 - Semester 2

Ensure Team Effectiveness
Unit Code Unit Title
BSBWOR502Lead and manage team effectiveness
Industry Knowledge
Unit Code Unit Title
CUAIND502Maintain and apply creative arts industry knowledge
Tech Drawing
Unit Code Unit Title
CUAACD503Select and refine a specialised drawing technique

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

Year 1 - VET Full

Flying Systems
Unit Code Unit Title
CUASTA403Operate flying systems
Production 1
Unit Code Unit Title
CUAPPM504Manage bump in and bump out of shows
Scenic Art 1
Unit Code Unit Title
CUAPAI502Investigate painting materials and processes
Set Construction 1
Unit Code Unit Title
CUASET401Make sets
Technical Drawing / CAD 1
Unit Code Unit Title
CUASET502Develop set construction plans
Props Construction 1
Unit Code Unit Title
CUAPRP403Make props using mixed media
Sculpting and Molding 1
Unit Code Unit Title
CUAPRP502Develop prop construction plans

Year 1 - Semester 1

OHS and Whitecard
Unit Code Unit Title
BSBCOM501Identify and interpret compliance requirements
CPCCOHS1001AWork safely in the construction industry
BSBWHS501Ensure a safe workplace
Theatre Studies
Unit Code Unit Title
CUARES503Analyse cultural history and theory

Year 1 - Semester 2

Industry Knowledge
Unit Code Unit Title
CUAIND502Maintain and apply creative arts industry knowledge
Ensure Team Effectiveness
Unit Code Unit Title
BSBWOR502Lead and manage team effectiveness
Drawing 1
Unit Code Unit Title
CUADRA502Investigate drawing materials and processes
Set Costings
Unit Code Unit Title
CPCCCM2003BCalculate and cost construction work

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

Year 1 - VET Full

Stage Management 1.2 / Production 1
Unit Code Unit Title
CUASMT501Stage manage productions and events
CUASMT401Assist in stage managing performances
CUASMT402Assist in stage managing creative rehearsals
CUAPPM412Organise and facilitate rehearsals
Staging
Unit Code Unit Title
CUAPPM504Manage bump in and bump out of shows
Dance / Score Reading
Unit Code Unit Title
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CUASMT506Plot and manage cues from musical scores
CUASMT505Manage plotting sessions
Props
Unit Code Unit Title
CUAPRP401Coordinate props

Year 1 - Semester 1

OHS and Whitecard
Unit Code Unit Title
BSBCOM501Identify and interpret compliance requirements
CPCCOHS1001AWork safely in the construction industry
BSBWHS501Ensure a safe workplace
Theatre Studies
Unit Code Unit Title
CUARES503Analyse cultural history and theory

Year 1 - Semester 2

Industry Knowledge
Unit Code Unit Title
CUAIND502Maintain and apply creative arts industry knowledge
Ensure Team Effectiveness
Unit Code Unit Title
BSBWOR502Lead and manage team effectiveness

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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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VET Specialisations you can study in this course

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

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