Postgraduate Diploma in Performance Creation
The Postgraduate Diploma in Performance Creation brings together choreographers, directors, designers, and animateurs in a flexible program which enables distinct discipline specialisations as well as cross-collaborative and interdisciplinary projects through common subject areas. The course is focused on nurturing and developing arts practitioners who will contribute through leadership, research, performance development to Australian culture in the arts.
This is a practice-based graduate coursework degree, taking one year of full-time study with streams available in Animateuring, Choreography, Directing, Design, Lighting Design, and Sound Design.
The Animateuring specialisation focuses on an investigation of contemporary performance practice and research. It emphasises the core roles of the animateur including maker, performer, initiating artist, collaborative artist, ensemble artist, and community facilitator.
The Choreography specialisation aims to facilitate proficiency in all aspects fundamental to movement design and compositional realisation, while encouraging the mobilisation of expressive and imaginative faculties to realise individual creative vision and skills in artistic leadership.
The Directing specialisation aims to equip you with the skills to operate with technique, process and imagination as directors. It will develop your individual vision and skills in artistic leadership so that you can operate within the existing and emerging theatre professions.
The Design (Set and Costume) specialisation offers designers and visual artists the opportunity to transfer their creative abilities into designing for live performance. We provide you with the technical skills, processes and conceptual understanding required to design with insight and imagination.
The Lighting Design specialisation aims to equip you with the skills to work as lighting designers with individual vision, and skills in artistic leadership. Lighting Design students receive hands-on experience working on a variety of in-house VCA productions.
The Sound Design specialisation aims to develop your design technique, process and imagination. Sound Design students receive hands-on experience working on VCA productions in Dance, Theatre and Music Theatre as well as events with arts external companies.
Detailed subject information is available in the University Handbook.
1 year full time (This course cannot be taken part time)
Semester 1 only. There is no mid-year entry.
Successful applicants cannot defer their course.
Domestic Commonwealth Supported Places are available
Domestic Fee place - AUD$16,800 per year
International Fee place - AUD$25,692 per year
Course fee information is available on the Future Students Tuition Fees pages.
Domestic Applications -
31 October 2012
International Applications -
31October 2012 (if attending the interview in person) OR 30 November 2012