11 months full time
The Diploma of Theatre Arts 22315VIC is currently awaiting accreditation to 22598VIC in 2023Work creatively and develop performance skills in voice, acting, movement and improvisation with Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Theatre Arts 22315VIC. From script-writing to performing, this hands-on diploma will allow you to push the boundaries of your own creativity as a performance artist. The course will teach you a balance of performance, technical, marketing, theatre event and festival production skills. Home to over 50 theatres, the city of Melbourne and its inner suburbs are the perfect base for your theatrical exploration.
Learn how to stage your own plays and present them to a live audience. Our Diploma of Theatre Arts 22315VIC is taught at our Prahan campus, home to Melbourne Polytechnic’s lively artistic community. We encourage you to take advantage of our many rehearsal and performance spaces, including the David Williamson Theatre. This is our 120-seat theatre with an industry-standard lighting and sound equipment, flying systems, a set and prop construction area and stage storage spaces. Melbourne Polytechnic has enduring connections with theatre companies such as Arts Centre Melbourne, La Mama, The Carlton Courthouse, Red Stitch Theatre Company and Impro Melbourne. During the course, you may even be invited to work on shows in the Melbourne Comedy Festival or the Fringe Festival.
Once you’ve completed of the Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Theatre Arts 22315VIC, you will have learned the skills to be capable of working in areas such as performance, script writing, design and set and prop making, stage management, production management and theatre technology. Your skills may open up pathways into work as a performer, part of a production team within small companies or community theatre companies, or at theatre events and festivals.
Blended delivery (combination of face to face learning on the Prahran campus, remote delivery, self-directed learning and project work including performances and productions)
A combination of observation, written assignments and project work, with small and large scale events based learning. The course is designed to engage students in hands-on practical learning wherever possible. This may be delivered on campus and online. Consequently, assessments will vary throughout the course, depending on the unit. 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 Dramatic Arts courses.
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|BSBCRT402||Collaborate in a creative process||Core||40|
|BSBMKG501||Manage the performance of shows||Elective||70|
|BSBWHS501||Ensure a safe workplace||Core||60|
|CUAIND601||Work professionally in the creative arts industry||Core||70|
|CUAINN501||Adopt an innovating approach to creating production elements||Core||175|
|CUALGT403||Set up and operate lighting cues and effects||Elective||50|
|CUAPRF501||Refine performance techniques||Core||95|
|CUARES403||Research history and theory to inform industry practice||Core||70|
|CUARES503||Analyse cultural history and theory||Elective||70|
|CUASOU503||Develop sound designs||Elective||50|
|VU21906||Develop theatre techniques for performance||Core||150|
|VU21907||Rehearse the show||Core||150|
|VU21908||Manage the performance of shows||Core||150|
|Government subsidised fee||Non-subsidised fee|
|Maximum annual amenities||$250||$250|
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