11 months full time
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Turn your passion for theatre and fashion into a costume-making career. Our CUA50415 Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services (Costume for Performance) is a hands-on course that prepares you for employment in costume designing and costume making. Home to over 50 theatres, the city of Melbourne and its inner suburbs is the perfect place to turn your imaginative designs into visual expressions on stage.
In this practical course, you will spend the year designing, constructing, making and altering a variety of costumes. Gain expertise in novelty and period costume making, millinery, tailoring, costume history, and film and television wardrobe. Taught at Melbourne Polytechnic’s Prahan campus, you will be among the hustle and bustle of a lively artistic community. Melbourne Polytechnic’s costuming facilities have individual work stations equipped with modern sewing machines, a wet area for costume dyeing, designing and cutting tables and materials and costume storage. Your teachers have specialised skills in the industry and as a result, you will have the opportunity to work on industry related events. Melbourne Polytechnic’s Performing Arts Department has enduring industry connections with small and large-scale theatre companies such as Arts Centre Melbourne, La Mama, Carlton Courthouse, Red Stitch Theatre Company, Black Hole Theatre Company, Impro Melbourne and the National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA).
Graduates from Melbourne Polytechnic’s CUA50415 Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services (Costume for Performance) will have learned the skills to set up their own business as a costumier. You will also be qualified to work in the theatre, film and television industries - as well as in the broader clothing and fashion industries - making and designing costumes, evening wear and day wear.
You will be expected to complete a certain number of hours of industry related experience throughout the year. You can organise this yourself or Melbourne Polytechnic staff will help you organise it. Alternatively, you can collaborate with the staff to set up your work placement. Details of industry hours will be determined at the commencement of the course.
A combination of face to face, project work and small and large scale events based learning and assessment will be offered to candidates. The course is designed to engage students in hands-on project work. This may be delivered on campus, in the related industry or a combination of both. Consequently, assessments will vary throughout the course. As required by the training package, employability skills will form part of the assessment of the qualification, including communication, teamwork, problem solving, initiative and enterprise, planning and organising, self-management, and learning and technology. It is anticipated that learning activities and assessments will involve working with students and staff from other program areas in vocational training. and higher education.
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|BSBCOM501||IDENTIFY AND INTERPRET COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS||Core||20|
|BSBWHS501||ENSURE A SAFE WORKPLACE||Core||60|
|BSBWOR502||LEAD AND MANAGE TEAM EFFECTIVENESS||Core||60|
|CPCCOHS1001A||WORK SAFELY IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY||Core||6|
|CUACOS403||DEVELOP EXPERTISE IN COSTUME CONSTRUCTION||Core||80|
|CUACOS405||DEVELOP EXPERTISE IN PATTERN DEVELOPMENT FOR COSTUME||Core||80|
|CUACOS501||MAKE PERIOD COSTUMES||Core||150|
|CUACOS502||MAKE CHARACTER COSTUMES||Core||80|
|CUACOS505||COORDINATE COSTUME MANUFACTURE||Core||60|
|CUACOS507||CONSTRUCT COSTUME CORSETRY AND UNDERGARMENTS||Core||100|
|CUACOS508||CUT AND DRAPE COMPLEX PERIOD COSTUMES||Core||100|
|CUAIND502||MAINTAIN AND APPLY CREATIVE ARTS INDUSTRY KNOWLEDGE||Core||50|
|CUAPPM504||MANAGE BUMP IN AND BUMP OUT OF SHOWS||Core||150|
You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.
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|Government subsidised fee||Non-subsidised fee|
|Maximum annual amenities||$250||$250|
The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
Displayed course fees are indicative only. There are many variables that impact the total amount of your full course costs including qualification for government subsidies, concessions or recognition of prior learning. Tuition fees do not include the cost of student amenities or material costs.
To find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy we recommend you contact us help you find out.
Melbourne Polytechnic offers a range of payment options to help you pay your tuition fees, so you can get on with your studies.
Fees displayed are effective for new applications received on or after 19 November 2020. Tuition fees do not include textbooks, course materials or overseas student health insurance and visa fees.
After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.
The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment.
The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.
Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.
Amenities must be paid each academic year you are enrolled.
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We're really excited for you to join the Melbourne Polytechnic community and we look forward to supporting you on your education journey.
The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form. You'll then receive a link to complete a few more personal details.
It is a mandatory government requirement for all prospective students to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment. Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to attend of our Skills and Job Centres, or come to campus to complete your enrolment in person.
For Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas, you may be eligible for a VET Student Loan. Read more about them here.
If you need assistance with your application and the next steps, you can contact one of our Education and Course Advisors on 03 9269 8400 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.
To enrol in this course you are asked to attend an interview and folio presentation with one of our Creative Arts staff to ensure that this is the right course for you.
When we receive your application, the International Office will be in contact with you shortly to discuss your application and provide you additional instructions.
If you'd like to speak to one of our International Office staff directly, call +61 3 9269 8400
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