ACP213 - Technical Production 3

Unit details


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Commencing 2024

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Matt Delbridge
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 helps you to consolidate your own practice by combining the technical, managerial and creative aspects of the production arts. It furthers the concepts and skills presented in technical Production 1 and 2 and expands your knowledge in a theatrical environment. As such, the unit consolidates managerial and technical skills and encourages you to start exploring your own independent creative practice. The unit prompts you to position yourself as a collaborator within the realisation of theatre and live performance. In doing so, you develop skills in the specialised fields within the production arts while building on the foundations of independent creative practice. Above all, the unit challenges you to think beyond your established production processes and explore your own contribution to theatrical processes. In this unit you will have the option to focus on one particular area, work on a Deakin production and lay the foundations for transition into the profession.

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 rigging, audio and lighting system set up, and stage management practices

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities


Collaborate with others in the realisation of theatre and performance

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO5: Problem solving

GLO7: Teamwork


Reflect on professional creative and specialist practices and apply these in the realisation of theatre and live performance

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO6: Self-management


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

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 - Ongoing individual assessment in technical classes according to stated criteria   30% ongoing
Assessment 2 (Group) - Sound and Light Show Practical in class  1200 words or equivalent 30% Weeks 7-10
Assessment 3 - Portfolio 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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