Learning outcomes:

  • Design, create, operate and manage productions in a wide variety of visual/performing arts environments
  • Learn how to use technology to design, stage and operate productions and events
  • Work as part of a team of artists to create productions and events

Course Description

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (Production) trains you to design, create, operate and manage in your chosen area of production.

The program offers you three majors to choose from: Performance Technology, Stage Management and Design Realisation.

Performance Technology

Teaches you about lighting, audio and vision, electrics and software in theatre. It also trains you in the practical usage of the technology as well as developing your design skills.

Stage Management

In this major, you gain skills in stage, company and production management and are introduced to performance technology.

Design Realisation

Trains you in costume, props and visual communication. You learn the skills required to create and realise a design.


The first semester provides a broad understanding across all three production majors and builds networks amongst the group. In second semester you begin to study subjects in your chosen major.

You apply knowledge gained in studio classes to practical projects staged within the VCA in – dance, theatre, music theatre and one-off events; and beyond the VCA through projects and secondments with professional companies.

Graduates of the program demonstrate capacities for artistic imagination, creativity, transformation and interpretation. They work at various levels in a wide variety of visual/performing arts environments including: work on large-scale events; major festivals; theatre, dance and music theatre productions.

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