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Work behind the scenes in the performing arts

Get the practical skills and technical expertise you need to build a successful career working behind the scenes in live performance, theatre, major events, and the entertainment industries. For every performance or event there is a skilled technical team making it happen behind the scenes. Choose to study stage management, audio production, lighting design, staging and vision, set design, technical drafting, set props, or scenic art. You’ll collaborate with performing artists on acting, dance, and live music performances. Build your hands-on experience in work placements to extend your skills and develop those valuable industry networks.

Technical Production Courses

Qualifications Help…  National Code
Certificate IV in Live Production and Technical ServicesCUA40420
Diploma of Live Production and Technical ServicesCUA50420
Apprenticeships and Traineeships Help…  National Code
Certificate IV in Live Production and Technical ServicesCUA40420

Virtual Tour - Technical Production at AC Arts

Technical production training spaces

When you study technical production and design at TAFE SA you work with the latest industry technology and equipment in our purpose-built training spaces at the Adelaide College of the Arts, including a lighting studio with full grid; specialist design studios; workshops for set making, props manufacture and scenic art; theatre and rehearsal spaces; a green room; a fully equipped control room; and wardrobe workrooms for costume maintenance.

There’s also a suite of interconnected production office, specially designed to replicate the typical working environment of a professional production department. This helps to facilitate strong working relationships between the student stage managers and technicians and their lecturers who are all industry professionals with a wealth of experience.

We also have three theatres – an end-stage/proscenium theatre and a black-box theatre – with service facilities including a green room, wardrobe maintenance room, and a control room large enough to accommodate classes. With all this hands-on experience, you’ll graduate with the skills and confidence to take your place in this exciting and dynamic industry.

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