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Production & Design

When you watch a performance, it's easy to think that all of the creativity is happening on stage. But it takes a lot of creative energy behind the scenes to make the whole show come together.

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Study world ready

Production and Design courses include our highly-regarded Arts Management course, plus professionally recognised Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas offering specialisations in Costume for Performance, Design, Lighting, Props and Scenery, Sound and Stage Management.

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Sound decision leads to working with Cirque du Soleil

Just two years after finishing his WAAPA training, Production & Design graduate Christian Peterson is now touring the world as a sound engineer with Cirque du Soleil.

After graduating, Christian worked full-time as a sound technician on festivals, concerts and theatre shows in Perth and around Australia. After scoring a gig on the Perth leg of the Cirque du Soleil show, Kooza he was offered the tour of Australia, New Zealand and Dubai with the Cirque show, Toruk.

Christian then spent several months in Montreal, Canada – where Cirque is based – designing and building the arena version of Corteo. He is currently touring North America with Corteo. Nice work we say!

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  • "WAAPA sets you up with a solid foundation to build your career"
    Jesse Hutchings
    Jesse HutchingsWAAPA Sound graduate

    The course covered everything from technical knowledge to crucial people-managing skills, when dealing with musicians or fellow workers in other departments. It's a great learning environment and the connections I have made from WAAPA have proven invaluable to my career thus far.

  • "The Design course really ticked all the boxes."
    Annie Rose Reilly

    Design student Annie Rose Reilly loves the creative control in working on set and costume design for WAAPA productions.

  • "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.

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