Adelaide College of the Arts

Technical Production & Design

Technical Production & Design

We offer comprehensive courses in:

  • Stage Management.
  • Technical Production including Lighting, Audio, Vision and Staging.
  • Set and Scenery Construction, Props Making and Scenic Art.
  • Production Design.

These study areas give our students a great foundation for a professional career in the entertainment, arts, events and related industries.

Qualifications range from Certificate III to Advanced Diploma and deliver skills and knowledge using a practical, hands-on approach to training and professional practice.

Technical Production & Design students collaborate with performing arts on several acting and dance shows every year and technicians also work on live music gigs. Work placements with professional industry organisations are an important part of many of our courses at the Diploma and Advanced Diploma level and provide real-world, practical experience with potential employers.

Many students receive offers of employment well before they complete their course.



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Cornelis (Casey) van Sebille
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Kerryanne Jensen
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Employment Opportunities

Training for a career in Technical Production & Design opens a wide range of employment opportunities.

Prospective employers include performing arts companies, festivals, concert promoters, major arts and community events, film production companies, arts and convention centres and technical equipment and services companies.

Proliferation of technology and the applicability of technical production and design services mean graduates also work for many other industries including major sports, tourism and recreation events, for museums, galleries and theme parks and in retail display/visual merchandising and corporate presentation sectors.

Occupations covered by these courses are highly portable offering many graduates the opportunity to travel and work worldwide.

Industry Partners

Our Technical Production & Design unit has close industry partnerships with major employers in South Australia and with many interstate and international organisations. These relationships are largely built on technical production and design, the professional career networks of staff, as well as their continuing involvement with industry through ongoing work and industry advisory groups. This helps to ensure our training is up-to-date and meets industry requirements. Our industry partners also host professional work placements and provide feedback to aid in students’ skills development and employability.


Adelaide College of the Arts

39 Light Square
South Australia 5000

PO Box 1872
South Australia 5001

Email: enquire online
Phone: +61 8 8463 5000
Fax: +61 8 8463 5001

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