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Drama and Theatre Arts


Enter stage left – Melbourne Polytechnic’s Drama and Theatre Arts courses develop your creative skills, with top-notch technical training. We prepare you for a dynamic career within the theatre arts disciplines.

We have a selection of diplomas in costume design, the history of theatre and specialist makeup. We offer platforms for open collaboration, including other like-minded students studying music, sound and media production, and costume design, providing you with networking opportunities and direct links to the music and theatre industry. This is an excellent way to get started in such a competitive industry. Let us help you green light your career and develop your full potential.   

Our graduates go on to work as actors, set and prop making, makeup, theatre lighting, sound and stage management and much more. We are committed to providing you with quality training, that you will be able to apply in the workplace.

Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services (Costume for Performance)
Turn your costume-making talent into a career by completing Melbourne Polytechnic's Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services - Costume for Performance stream. This acclaimed and widely recognised course will prepare you for freelance costume-making work or employment in a costume workroom

Diploma of Screen and Media (Specialist Make-Up Services)
When you complete Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Screen and Media (Specialist Make-up Services stream), you’ll be set for a career in the entertainment industry. If you’re serious about a career as a make-up artist you’ll learn all the tricks of the trade... and your friends will love you at Hallowe'en!

Diploma of Theatre Arts
Indulge your passion for theatre performance, production and design. Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Theatre Arts will set the stage for you while you gain comprehensive knowledge and skills for the industry.

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