Live Production and Services (C)

student at Gungahlin College

Course information

This course is offered to students who have an interest in backstage work for theatre, film, and event management. It is a vocational course which will enable students to gain up to a Certificate II/III in Live Production & Services (an Australia wide recognised qualification) and gives the opportunity to follow career pathways through apprenticeships, CIT and University. Graduating students have gone on to apprenticeships within the ACT, Australia and overseas. They have also engaged in University training in stage management at Charles Sturt University, and the technical course at NIDA.  This is an exciting course which will give students the opportunity to develop team work skills, creativity and leadership. Students will learn about lighting, sound, costuming, prop making, scenery design and construction, stage and film make up and special effects and stage management.

Students are also expected to complete two Structured Work placements, one of which is working as backstage crew for Limelight. They will work as an operating crew for shows in the Gungahlin College Theatre.

Post-school pathways

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Workload expectation

Opportunities are offered to students to work in our theatre on events for hirers. It is expected that students will crew for college events including our major productions which will involve some weekend and weeknight work. Students will undertake the majority of work in practical workshops and are also expected to maintain an evidence portfolio.

Course patterns

Available as a Minor or Major

Suggested Minor course

Semester

Unit

1

Core & Developing Skills in Live Production

2

Skills & Knowledge in Lighting & Sound

Suggested Major course

Semester

Unit

1

Core & Developing Skills in Live Production

2

Skills & Knowledge in Lighting & Sound

3

Skills & Knowledge in Stage Design 1 & 2

4

Skills & Knowledge in Venue Operation & Venue Staging

Sample of Live Production & Services Units (C)

Core Skills in Live Production and Services

The focus of this unit is on the compulsory competency of Occupational Health and Safety. This competency underpins all of the work undertaken in the theatre or on a film set. Students will also learn the basics of sound, lighting, height safety and manual handling.

Developing Knowledge and Skills in Production-Lighting

The focus in this unit is on developing your understanding of lighting and sound and the role technology plays in a production. You will be given the opportunity to apply your learning to real events. You will learn how to setup and operate for music and theatre events.

Developing Knowledge in Production - Stage Design and Developing  Knowledge and Skills in Production - Costuming

The focus of this unit is on the construction of sets, scenery and props and the design and application of make-up and costume design. You will be given the opportunity to explore design elements for a production and see these applied to a show.