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What will I learn?

Channel your passion for all aspects of theatre and live production with Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services CUA50415. Our course will teach you everything you need to know about being backstage and behind the scenes. Home to over 50 theatres, the city of Melbourne and its inner suburbs are the perfect place to study Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services.

Make sustaining industry connections

In this very hands-on course, you will have extensive training in all technical aspects of the theatre industry. Our Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services CUA50415 is taught at our Prahan campus, home to Melbourne Polytechnic’s lively artistic community. You will learn in a state-of-the-art training venue and collaborate with other students to develop a number of large-scale theatre productions. Students will have the opportunity to stage performances at David Williamson Theatre. This is Melbourne Polytechnic’s 120-seat theatre, with industry-standard lighting and sound equipment, flying systems, a set and prop construction area and stage storage spaces. Our Performing Arts Department has enduring industry connections with small and large-scale theatre companies such as Arts Centre Melbourne, La Mama, Carlton Courthouse, Red Stitch Theatre Company, Black Hole Theatre Company and Impro Melbourne and the National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA).

Shine a spotlight on a career in theatre production

Graduates of Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Live Production and Technical Service CUA50415 will have learned extensive skills in production, theatre lighting and sound, stage and event management, vision systems and set and prop making. As a multi-skilled technical theatre worker with proficiency in audio/visual systems, you may choose to apply for positions as a technician in theatre lighting or sound. You will also be suitably trained to enter stage management and event management roles in small or large festivals and events.



On successful completion of the Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services CUA50415 you will be suitably qualified to apply for positions as a technician in theatre lighting, theatre sound and using audio visual systems. You will also be suitably trained to enter stage management and event management roles in small or large festivals and events

Theatre Technician
Event Manager
Stage Manager

Pathways

You may wish to take your technical theatre studies further and pursue a career in Creative Arts. For further study options, discuss with Melbourne Polytechnic teaching staff.

Which department am I in?

Department of Performing Arts

CRICOS

095306G

Study options

Full Time (11 months)

Tuition fees
A$22,100.00 (US$ 14,847) per year
Tuition fees per semester: AUD $11,050

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

6 February 2023

Venue

Prahran Campus

144 High Street,

PRAHRAN,

Victoria,

3181, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Academic: Australian Year 11 equivalency

English: Academic IELTS 5.5 with no individual band below 5.0, or Melbourne Polytechnic recognized equivalency. TOEFL iBT: 49 overall (Writing: 18, Speaking: 16, Reading: 8, Listening: 7); Pearson Global Scale of English (PTE Academic) - 42 overall (communicative skills: 36); Cambridge English Scale (Cambridge: First (FCE), Cambridge: Advanced (CAE), Cambridge: Proficiency (CPE)): 162 overall (individual bands: 154); Melbourne Polytechnic: ELICOS - 2+ ISLPR overall individual bands: min ISLPR 2.

Other: An interview is required before an offer can be processed.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Melbourne Polytechnic

Melbourne Polytechnic provides a wide range of innovative and practical courses, with personalised pathways through flexible study options.

  • One of the largest providers of education in Victoria
  • Teaches technical, further education and degree programs
  • Awarded for Excellence in International Education
  • Home to international students from over 70 countries

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