ACP104 - Technical Production 1

Unit details


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Merophie Carr
Cohort rule:Nil


Incompatible with: Nil
Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit. This includes practicals and seminar time, designated activities, assessment tasks, readings, and study time.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 3-hour seminar per week

In-person attendance requirements:

90% attendance requirement for all scheduled contact hours


This unit provides a foundation in the application of production arts in a theatrical environment. Students will be introduced to lighting, sound and vision systems, stage mechanics, workplace health and safety, and production communication processes - laying the foundations for future engagement in the specialised fields of live theatre production. Students will develop an understanding of the disciplines involved in live production including technical lighting, sound and multimedia production, and explore introductory stage management for different genres – including dance, drama, and musical theatre.

ULO These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can: Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

Apply technical theatre skills in a range of contexts, including executing basic rigging, audio and lighting system set up, and stage management practices

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities


Collaborate with others to apply skills in technical theatre that meet the needs of production and performance – lighting, sound, stage management

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO7: Teamwork


Identify, explain and select stage technologies and practices appropriate to resolving theatre and performance

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO5: Problem solving


Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 - Technical Application 1200 words or equivalent 30% ongoing
Assessment 2 - Written Test 1200 words or equivalent 30% Week 10
Assessment 3 - Practical Performance 1600 words or equivalent 40% Week 11

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

There is no prescribed text. Unit materials are provided via the unit site. This includes unit topic readings and references to further information.

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