Diploma of Theatre Arts
Melbourne Polytechnic, TAFE VIC
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Year 12 or equivalent
This course is designed to provide individuals with the skills and knowledge of multi-skilled theatre workers who can work as production team leaders in small companies and community theatres as well as in the production of festivals and events. The course offers a balance in the development of performance, technical production, business and theatre event and festival production skills. This is advantageous in gaining employment outcomes in various roles within the entertainment industry, articulation to other courses within TAFE or Higher Education and community voluntary needs.
Subjects you can Study
Core: Develop advanced performance skills; Refine performance skills; Research and critique cultural work(s); Provide services on a freelance basis; Use research, innovation and experiment to create props; Design costumes; Conceive and develop lighting designs; Design and apply specialised make-up; Identify and evaluate marketing opportunities; plus more.
About Melbourne Polytechnic, TAFE VICMelbourne Polytechnic has six campuses around Melbourne - in Preston, Collingwood, Epping, Fairfield, Heidelberg and Prahran. There are also four training centres: Northern Lodge - Eden Park (vineyard and horse stud), Northern Lodge - Yan Yean (broad acre farm), Growling Frog Vineyard (Yan Yean), and the Northern AMEP Centre at Broadmeadows. Melbourne Polytechnic's metropolitan campuses are located within convenient reach by public transport.
Melbourne Polytechnic is accredited to deliver around 550 nationally recognised courses on a full-time and part-time basis and over 410 institute accredited courses. Vocational training study options include pre-apprenticeships, apprenticeships and traineeships, certificates (I - IV), diplomas, and advanced diplomas. Higher education study options include associate, bachelor and masters degrees.
Melbourne Polytechnic facilities include a 320-hectare farm and 300-hectare thoroughbred stud, Building and Construction Training Centre, Aquaculture Training and Applied Research Centre, Meat and Fish Processing Facility, four vineyards, two wineries, training restaurant and bistro, hairdressing salons, a TV studio, Technical Education Centre, Green Skills Centre of Excellence, state-of-the-art on-campus student accommodation, and a teaching and learning complex at the Preston campus.
Provider CRICOS: 00724G RTO code: 3075;HE
DiplomaCourse code: 22184VIC
- Full-time internal = 1 year
Year 12 or equivalent
Life after Study
Entertainers captivate, amuse or thrill an audience with dramatic, musical and other performances. They may perform a variety of tasks depending on their area of expertise.
Film, stage and television directors direct the overall production, or specific aspects of the production, of films, television programmes or stage shows. They have the final responsibility for making sure that everything is ready to be filmed or performed.
Set designers research, design and supervise the construction of sets and scenery, costumes and all the visual aids required in stage, film and television productions.
Stage managers plan and coordinate rehearsals and performances, including supervision of the plotting and rehearsal of technical cues, props, stage elements and moving scenery.
Theatre mechanists prepare and put together sets for live performances, theatre, opera, musical concerts and dance performances.