Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Technical Production)

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Course details

CRICOS course code: 056185A

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

Highlights

  • Prepares you to work as a production artist, across a variety of disciplines for theatre, dance, opera, arts festivals, and large public events.
  • Study lighting, sound, stage and production management.
  • Opportunities to work on a variety of theatre productions and dance performances as part of your course.
  • Gain experience through internships and industry placements at Australia’s leading arts and entertainment organisations.

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

During this intensive three-year program, you’ll learn from industry-experienced teaching staff and have the opportunity to work across a range of performances including theatre and dance 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 national, state and local theatre companies, major performing arts venues, opera and dance companies, and touring theatrical stage productions.

Learn from the best

Your teachers are working at the highest levels in the professional industry and are all practicing production artists. These strong ties to industry pave the way for a smooth transition into professional practice upon graduation.

In your final year you will have the opportunity to undertake placements within Australia’s peak performing arts organisations, as well as presenting your work to leading industry figures at the annual graduate showcase event.

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.

Careers and 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, circus, international and corporate events, and arts festivals.

Possible careers

  • Company Manager
  • Lighting Designer
  • Lighting Technician
  • Production Manager
  • Sound Designer
  • Stage Manager

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 31,200 Per Year Read more2021 academic year tuition fee: 32,500 per year
Start date: 22 February 2021
Duration: 3 years
Study mode: Full time
Address

Kelvin Grove Campus

Victoria Park Road
Brisbane Queensland 4059
Australia

Entry criteria

  • Foundation Program Year completed at an Australian University with a final overall grade average of 4.5 (on a 7 point scale) and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s).
  • QUT Intensive Program with a grade average of at least 4.4 out of 7 and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s).
  • QUT Foundation Program with a grade average of at least 4.4 out of 7 and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s).
  • QUT Diploma program with a grade point average of at least 4.0 out of 7; and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s).

IELTS Academic score of 6.5 with Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking score of 6; TOEFL iBT score of 79 with Listening, Reading score of 16, Writing score of 21 and Speaking score of 18; Pearson PTE (Academic) score of 58 with Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking score of 50; Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) score of 176 with Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking score of 169.

Address

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
Gardens Point Campus
2 George Street Brisbane Queensland 4000
Australia