This nationally-recognised qualification is the second year of a two-year vocational Production and Design program. 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 to the productions at a professional level of competence.
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This course has been Nationally Recognised by: Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA).
English competency requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:
All applicants are required to normally be turning at least 18 by 30 June in the year of commencing the course, provide a portfolio and attend an interview. Entry to this qualification is limited to those who are able to demonstrate technical production skills in at least one technical area that supports learning at Advanced Diploma level. In particular, they must be able to provide evidence of their ability to develop solutions in at least one technical area, produce a body of work demonstrating technical skills in at least one technical area, respond effectively to workplace challenges and requirements in line with current industry standards, and apply knowledge of trends and traditions in at least one technical area. These skills and knowledge may have been acquired through personal or work experience, or through formal study, with equivalents considered.
Portfolio pathway applications are not accepted for this course.
Students may be required to attend and/or support evening and weekend performances and rehearsals. These may be at locations external to WAAPA, ECU.
Students may select a specialisation in Production Design or Stage Management. Alternatively, there are streams available in Props and Scenery, Costume and Lighting.
For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.