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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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Scholarships recognise those whose life journey may have been challenging, as well as students who've shown outstanding academic excellence and endeavour.

A scholarship can help you realise your ambitions by paying for fees, text books and living expenses.

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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!


  • "Every day is different; nothing is ever the same."
    Brooklyn Rowcroft

    Every day is different for Costume student Brooklyn Rowcroft, creating outfits for actors, dancers and musical theatre at WAAPA.

  • "I looked around the workshop and thought ‘this is exactly where I need to be."
    Samantha Knox

    Welding, sculpting, painting, drilling…it's another day for Samantha Knox in the 'funnest' place at WAAPA – the workshop.

  • "I had no idea you could have a career in this."
    Jesse Drage

    Jesse Drage visited Open Day on a whim, but after touring WAAPA he discovered he could have a career in Costume.

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