Master of Production Design

  • CRICOS code: 103430K

Where will this take me?


Graduate attributes

The focus of the Master of Production Design is the practice of production design for screen or set and costume design for stage. The degree provides graduates with design skills and understandings that will equip them to engage and make a meaningful contribution to the development of screen or stage work.

Those skills or understandings are:

  • a grounding in stage and screen design history, theory and technology enabling them to develop innovative designs, relevant to time and place, people and culture in response to complex briefs
  • to manage a design practice and work collaboratively as leaders of and within teams to realise designs for stage or screen
  • highly developed critical, creative and reflexive thinking, an ability to situate themselves and their practice within broader contexts and their ability to solve problems with ingenuity and agility
  • the ability to use resources, materials and technologies to produce responsible and sustainable designs.

Become a production designer

With the skills gained from your Masters, you can take on a variety of performance styles and art department roles. Professional roles may include Production Designer, Art Director, Costume Designer, Set Designer, Set Decorator or Props Master.

Graduate pathways

Upon completion of the program, graduates can select to undertake further study in one of our research degrees.

Meet our alum Sarah Hopper

Sarah Hopper graduated with a Master of Production Design for Screen in 2014. Here she shares with us her experience working on the HBO production of Leftovers.

Meet alum M'ck McKeague and Bryony Stringer

Hear from M'ck McKeague and Bryony Stringer, as they relate their experience of the Master of Design for Performance and their VCA designs.