Deepen your expertise and take your production design career to the next level as you research, plan, create and showcase all elements that go into a successful set production in this highly practical course.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Design lighting for film, theatre and live events
Coordinate stage and set design for film, theatre and live events
Apply special effects and makeup
Maintain safe creative practice
Develop computer graphic skills
Manage events and live production
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
The ability to design and create sets, costumes and props
The skills and confidence to bring your design creations and ideas to life in the creative industries
Strong pathways to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
Live production skills, knowledge and experience, as evidenced by your portfolio of relevant design work
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
A strong interest and a desire to work in the creative industries
Eagerness to learn and to build on your existing production design skills
The ability to source design materials to undertake your study
Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 12 high school level
TAFE NSW may ask you to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test.
This skills test helps us to understand your individual study needs, to design an individualised plan that supports your study success and ensures your LLN skills match the demands of the course.
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like: production designer, art director, props designer or supervisor, lighting designer and costume designer.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services (Production Design) does not have any related courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services (Production Design) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 15 units of competency, including 4 core and 11 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.
TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
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