What you will learn

Gain contemporary skills and knowledge.

Good design can improve the way we live and be a powerful vessel for telling evocative stories.

Based at the intersection of performance and design histories, theory and practice, this course explores design in performance, with a focus on set design.

It is ideal for anyone interested in developing compelling and contemporary set designs that help share stories and influence change. You might be interested in using design in traditional settings, your workplace, or in the community or other personal contexts, for storytelling or to impart your perspective and influence others.

As well as traditional theatre settings, design is increasingly important in workplaces and communities. Presentations and activations designed with nuanced visual and audio inputs achieve greater reach and engagement, and are thus an essential tool for advocacy and influencing change.

Creative Production and Design: Light and Shadow can also be complemented with the other short courses in our Creative Production and Design suite, which is part of Creative Arts Studios. See course details for more information.

Find your storyworld

Explore practices and expression based on the theme light and shadow. Find your own storyworld and develop your own unique design style.

Understand foundational elements of set design

Learn foundational design techniques and script analysis with focus on set design. Gain an overview of both historical and contemporary practices and gain the capacity to select from a range of historical, theoretical, technical and contemporary knowledges to inform design and production values, for a memorable performance.

Gain insight into working in a small company

Reflecting current industry practices, you will act in multiple roles – including producer, designer and crew. You'll learn about the roles and production processes unique to working in a small company, and gain an overview of aesthetic and design principles, roles and responsibilities, for production.

Develop a set design project

Drawing on your new skills and knowledge, you may have the opportunity to create a short experimental set design project. This will help you apply your multifaceted design skills and methods to a range of creative industries, traditional theatrical settings, diverse screen formats, and community and professional contexts.


For individuals

To take Creative Production and Design Studio 1: Light and Shadow as a stand-alone course, you'll pay the normal price.

$900.00 AUD (inc GST)

Please contact Student Support to pay by invoice.


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