ACP314 - Technical Production 4

Unit details


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Commencing 2025

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Miles O'Neil
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 exposes you to the demands of professional practice by providing a framework for undertaking senior creative, technical or management positions within a learning environment. This final unit challenges you to apply the theoretical and practical knowledge gained in earlier units. You are required to work autonomously to meet production requirements to a professional standard, facilitating an effective transition into your chosen specialisation. In this unit you will undertake a senior production role in an industry setting, either with an external Deakin partner (school or venue) and/or on a Deakin Production.

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 and applications in a range of professional and industry contexts – lighting, sound, vision, and management

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities


Collaborate effectively with others in the realisation of professional theatre and performance

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO7: Teamwork


Evaluate a range of stage technologies and practices to determine best fit for resolving industry level theatre and performance

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO5: Problem solving


Reflect on professional creative and specialist practice and apply these in the realisation of theatre and live performance to an industry standard

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO6: Self-management


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 - Undertake an industry placement and/or senior role on a Deakin Production 1200 words or equivalent 30% Week 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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