Bachelor of Fine Arts (Production)

  • CRICOS code: 093586K
  • VTAC code: 3800638961
  • International VTAC code: 3800638963

Where will this take me?



Options include working across a wide variety of arts and entertainment environments including: technical, design or management roles for events, major festivals, theatre, dance and music theatre productions.

Career outcomes

Our graduates have diverse careers that include:

  • Stage managers
  • Set and costume designers
  • Costume makers
  • Technicians
  • Lighting designers
  • Production managers
  • Sound designers
  • Audio engineers
  • Dressers
  • Event managers
  • Prop makers

Will Barker

Will Barker, Bachelor of Fine Arts (Production) specialising in Stage Management, 2017

While studying I got to explore how versatile the skill set of a stage manager is and got hands-on experience working on everything from large scale events to intimate cabarets. There were theory classes in my degree, but the bulk of the learning took place during placements, putting on productions within the VCA, observing and meeting professionals, and undertaking internships. I’ve just finished up my first contract show calling for Opera Australia at the Sydney Opera House and I’m going on to be the Stage Management and Props Swing on Phantom of the Opera. I had no prior experience with opera before studying at VCA but now I spend the majority of my career working in both opera and musical theatre.

Read more about Will’s story.

Graduate pathways

Once you've completed your undergraduate degree, you can go on to gain employment or begin a graduate degree and work towards a professional qualification such as law, engineering or medicine. Or you could join our graduate research community and contribute to our world-changing research.

Your graduate degree will be internationally recognised, and set you apart from those who study a traditional Australian single or double degree.

Explore the graduate pathways available once you complete your undergraduate degree here.