11 months full time
11 months full time
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Academic IELTS 5.5 with no individual band below 5.0. Audition.
Work creatively and develop performance skills in voice, acting, movement and improvisation with Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Theatre Arts. 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 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, 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.
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.
|BSBCRT402||COLLABORATE IN A CREATIVE PROCESS||Core||40|
|BSBMKG501||IDENTIFY AND EVALUATE MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES||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 THEARE TECHNIQUES FOR PERFORMANCE||Core||150|
|VU21907||REHEARSE THE SHOW||Core||150|
|VU21908||MANAGE THE PERFORMANCE 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|
|Tuition fee||$ 11400||$17000|
|Maximum annual amenities||$ 250||$250|
|Total payable||$ 11650||$17250|
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 1 November 2019. 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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