Master of Production Design

    • CRICOS Code: 103430K

    The experience


    Meet Lauren Gould

    Master of Production Design for Screen student Lauren Gould discusses her career-defining internships in film and television:

    Production Design for Screen student, wireframing a design

    "I am fortunate to have just completed an internship on an up-and-coming Australian TV production prior to starting the semester. My internship has been one of the best parts of my course so far. I spent four weeks assisting the art department, working with people within the industry and learning many new skills. I got the chance to be on set, do some set dressing, help with graphics and props and try my hand at some buying. I’m really looking forward to taking on another and also start my final major film project."

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    Meet Bethany J Fellows

    Although Bethany Fellows knew she wanted to study at the Victorian College of the Arts,, she never knew she’d end up studying stage design in the Master of Design for Performance – but from making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to making tiny furniture, stage design was definitely the right choice.

    Bethany J Fellows in a costume design studio

    "I discovered the Master of Design for Performance at a crossroads in life and thought stage design was a good nexus of my skills; I’m creative, yet practical, and was really wanting to collaborate with people. Out of the postgraduate options in Australia, I knew I was suited to the course at VCA. I always knew I’d end up here but I thought it would be in the visual art department. I knew from my very first collaboration in semester one that I had made the right decision to go into theatre design – even though it felt like three hands in a box trying to independently make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. It was a reassuring signpost in life."

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    Southbank Campus Collaboration

    Faculty of Fine Arts and Music

    The course is taught at the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, the proud home of the Victorian College of the Arts and the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.

    Much of the teaching, research and performance takes place on the University of Melbourne’s Southbank campus. Our facilities on the University's Parkville campus, including Melba Hall, are also used for teaching, research and performances.

    While studying at the Faculty, you will have the chance to benefit from a range of partnerships and engagement activities at major arts companies in Melbourne's Arts Precinct, local and national festivals and sister institutions around the world.

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    Wilin Centre

    Situated in the heart of Melbourne's Arts Precinct, the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development provides exposure to contemporary Indigenous arts practices and supports the recruitment of Indigenous artists, academics and students.

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