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Bachelor of Fine Arts (Technical Production)

Study stage management, lighting, sound, props, costume, stage mechanics and theatre design, and gain experience working across a range of events.
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Guide to entry thresholds

OP
9
Selection
rank
82
View the entry requirements
Campus
Kelvin Grove
Campus
Kelvin Grove
Duration
3 years full-time
3 years full-time
Entry
February
February
QTAC code
421932
CRICOS
056185A

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2019.

 

Highlights

  • Prepares you to work as a production manager, lighting and sound designer, or theatre technician for ballet, dance, opera, concerts, conferences and large public events.
  • Study lighting, sound, stage and production management.
  • Opportunities to work on theatre productions, fashion parades, music and dance performances and film shoots as part of your course.
  • Gain experience through internships and industry placements at music festivals, state and local theatre, opera and dance companies, entertainment venues and touring shows.

Highlights

  • Prepares you to work as a production manager, lighting and sound designer, or theatre technician for ballet, dance, opera, concerts, conferences and large public events.
  • Study lighting, sound, stage and production management.
  • Opportunities to work on theatre productions, fashion parades, music and dance performances and film shoots as part of your course.
  • Gain experience through internships and industry placements at music festivals, state and local theatre, opera and dance companies, entertainment venues and touring shows.

Why choose this course?

Technology is transforming the world of entertainment. Production artists who can harness the potential of technology to create meaningful artistic experiences for today's audiences are going to have an exciting future in production. If you aspire to a career in the extended field of theatre, performance and entertainment, this course is just what you need. You will learn the professional skills you need to keep pace with future technical, management and design developments in the field.

The degree encompasses stage management, lighting, sound, multimedia production, costume, props, stage mechanics, scenery installation and theatre design. You’ll also get the opportunity to specialise in a particular area of live production.

Real-world learning

This intensive three-year program provides the opportunity to work across a range of events including theatre, dance and music productions, featuring students from other creative industries courses. 

You’ll learn from industry-experienced teaching staff and develop your expertise by working across a range of events including theatre, dance and music productions, featuring students from other creative industries courses. The course offers opportunities for workplace internships and placements at a range of companies, productions and events including music festivals, national, state and local theatre companies, major performing arts venues, opera and dance companies, performing arts centres, entertainment venues and touring stage productions.

Learn from the best

You’ll learn from industry-experienced teaching staff and develop your expertise by working across a range of events including theatre, dance and music productions, featuring students from other creative industries courses. The course offers opportunities for workplace internships and placements at a range of companies, productions and events including music festivals, national, state and local theatre companies, major performing arts venues, opera and dance companies, performing arts centres, entertainment venues and touring stage shows.

What to expect

The degree encompasses stage management, lighting, sound, multimedia production, costume, props, stage mechanics, scenery installation and theatre design. You’ll also get the opportunity to specialise in a particular area of live production. From your first year you will explore stage management for different genres including dance, music, orchestras, circus, opera, musical theatre, and apply your knowledge on real QUT productions.

You’ll progress to learning about live productions and performance industries—production and tour management, festival site and logistics management, and technical direction—applying your skills in the technical, management and design area. In your final year you’ll work alongside industry professionals and learn to lead a team that will lay the foundations for transition into the profession.

Career outcomes

Career outcomes

Graduates work for companies and shows all over the world as stage managers, production managers, lighting, sound and scenic designers, technical programmers and operators, tour managers, technical directors and in the areas of props, costumes and stage mechanics, theatrical flying and automation. They work across all types of live production and performance for theatre, ballet, contemporary dance, opera, concerts and film, conferences, international and corporate events, and festivals.

Possible careers

  • Lighting Designer
  • Lighting Technician
  • Sound Designer
  • Stage Manager
  • Technical Officer
  • Theatre Lighting
  • Theatre Professionals