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Edith Cowan University (ECU)

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Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services

  • Diploma

This nationally-recognised qualification is the first year of a two-year vocational Production and Design program at WAAPA.

Key details

Degree Type
1 year full-time
Course Code
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months

About this course

This course may appeal to those who have an interest in design, lighting, props, scenery, stage management and similar aspects of production.The course is structured to provide skills and experience consistent with the growing needs of the entertainment industry. Students work as directed on productions mounted by WAAPA and begin by assisting, until sufficiently skilled, to perform designated tasks. In the final year of the program, students will be expected to provide service at a professional level of competence.

Entry requirements

  • Academic Admission requirements (Band 1)

    The following course-specific admission requirements are mandatory and must be satisfied by all applicants. These requirements are in addition to or supersede the minimum requirements outlined within the Academic admission requirements band section below.

    It is desirable that all applicants are normally turning at least 18 during the year of commencing the course.All applicants are required to provide a folio. An interview is also required. Additionally applicants must complete Training Package requirements. To enter this qualification, individuals must provide evidence of their technical skills in either costume, lighting, scenery and props, screen and media, sound, stage management, staging or vision systems and the ability to develop solutions in at least one technical area, produce a body of work demonstrating skills in at least one technical area, respond effectively to workplace challenges and requirements in line with current industry standards, apply knowledge of trends and traditions in at least one technical area, and have completed CUAWHS302 Apply work health and safety practices or can demonstrate equivalence. Those skills and knowledge may have been acquired through personal or work experience, or through formal study, with equivalents considered.

    NoteFor more information, including guidelines for specific disciplines, please see our Interviews, folios and auditions web page.

    Academic admission requirements (Band 1) may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

    • Completion of Year 10 or equivalent.
  • English Language requirements (Band 1)

    English competency requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

    • Year 10 English completion or equivalent.
  • Study locations

    Mount Lawley

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