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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. Our Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services (Costume for Performance) prepares you for freelance costume-making work or employment in a variety costume designing and making situations. Create the look and feel of costumes - articulate your designs into visual expressions on the stage.

Diploma of Screen and Media (Specialist Make-Up Services)
Would you like to work on film sets, in TV studios and in the theatre? Discover how our Diploma of Screen and Media (Specialist Make-up Services) can help you exceed your goals. Learn about the transformative powers of prosthetics and special make-up effects.

Diploma of Theatre Arts
The one-year diploma course is designed to train actors and theatre workers who can work as performers and production team members in theatre companies, and in the production of theatre events and festivals. During training students work creatively with scripted works developing performance skills in voice, acting, movement and improvisation. The course offers a balance of performance, technical, marketing, performing arts in context, and theatre event & festival production skills.

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