Master of Design for Performance

    • CRICOS Code: 085429A

    Course overview

    • 2 years full time
    • On Campus (Southbank)
    • Available to domestic and international students
    • Start Year Intake - March


    The Master of Design for Performance offers you the skills, knowledge, and experience in designing scenery, props, costumes and/or lighting for live performance, including theatre, dance and opera.

    This structured coursework program provides you with an enriched and comprehensive pathway into the profession encompassing formal classes, workshops and studio-based learning where you will explore the role of design in performance. Through industry internships and designing VCA productions you will gain experience in a variety of live performance forms and develop a portfolio of work that may include theatre, dance, and music theatre.

    A core principle of the program is that collaboration is at the heart of design for performance. In developing this skill, you will interact with other performance makers, in particular Directors, Choreographers, and other Designers. As such this course also provides a unique opportunity to develop creative partnerships that can lead to future collaborations in the profession.