AFTT Live Production and Management Services Course

Live Production

DO YOU HAVE A HEAD FOR TECHNICAL INFORMATION? ARE YOU GOOD AT MULTITASKING? ARE YOU A GOOD COMMUNICATOR? THIS COURSE PROVIDES AN EXCITING AND IMMERSIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT GIVING YOU A RANGE OF SKILLS FOR EVERY AREA OF LIVE PRODUCTION. 

At AFTT, we believe that the best way to study live production is through total immersion. Thanks to our collaborative campus, actors, film-makers and stage managers work seamlessly together on a range of in-house and external productions. Our live production crew are always in demand! By working on a range of productions at the Academy, you will gain a true understanding of the skills and knowledge required to be a great all-rounder and the experience of the entire production process from the first script read, through to the standing ovation. 

At AFTT we will prepare you for a spectrum of roles from technical operator to stage manager in theatre and production assistant to production manager in film. In the collaborative environment that is AFTT, our live production students are given the necessary skills and experience to successfully navigate their way through the demands of working back stage and on set.

We believe that at the heart of any theatre or film production is an organised, creative and technically aware leader who understands the broad disciplines of the medium, backed up with the specific skills required to fulfil a career in Live Production.

Got what it takes? Trust your instinct and get on-board!

Gain real-world experience through organised secondments at professional venues & large-scale events

Alongside developing technical skills, you will learn to identify industry trends, career opportunities & pathways

Work on regular productions & collaborate with acting, directing & screenwriting students from day one

Stage manage live theatre productions in-house and at external commercial venues such as the Belvoir St Theatre

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Roundheads and Peakheads 2015 Production
Stalker Production
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Stage Management
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Roundheads and Peakheads 2015 Production
Make up time
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Joseph K 2015 Production
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CUA51015 DIPLOMA OF SCREEN AND MEDIA

AFTT’s Diploma of Screen and Media will equip you with the core skills of a stage manager, and the relevant exposure to technical and film roles meeting the diverse needs of the contemporary live production industry. The fifteen (15) units of competency have been carefully chosen to reflect the dynamic and changing Live Production Industry, and to ensure our students are equipped with the knowledge and experience to navigate successful careers in the industry.  Our holistic assessment strategy allows each student to apply the skills and knowledge across a range of projects and theatre productions.

Tier 1: The Craft of Live Production
Tier 1 offers students a thorough grounding in the underpinning knowledge and practical application of the Live Production work place, with a range of theory classes, practical activities in theatre and screen productions. The learning structure allows the student to participate in simulated workplace activities in the roles of Technical Operator, Production Assistant and Assistant Stage Manager. This allows for the development of skills and knowledge in areas such as; theatre production documentation, lighting design implementation, theatre history, technical theory, risk management, stage management, running a rehearsal room, working in a production environment with professional directors, designers and actors, culminating in practical experience on live productions. 

Tier 2: Live Production at Work 
Tier 2 builds on the skills and knowledge from Tier 1 and extends these into a range of practical applications, allowing the student to demonstrate competency in a range of supervisory roles within a theatrical context, including Stage Manager and Technical Supervisor. Students will work alongside industry professionals such as Directors, Lighting Designers, Choreographers, Actors, Production Managers, Stage Managers and Technical Managers to collaborate, plan, supervise, implement and realise all elements of a theatrical production. This tier introduces the discipline of managing and organising film locations and shoots, resulting in allowing the student to demonstrate their skills within this media.

CAREERS IN THE INDUSTRY

GRADUATES MAY FIND EMPLOYMENT WITH

By the time you graduate you will have the confidence to work on a range of productions and events such as The Lion King or an Olympic Opening Ceremony, or on more intimate productions such as an independent small-scale plays or street performances. You will be able to explore a range of opportunities within the live production industry.

Previous graduates with strong stage management skills now work on professional productions such as: Ghost The Musical, Rent, and The Lion King, and with companies such as Belvoir St. Theatre, Sport For Jove, The Ambassadors Theatre Group (ATG) and Disney. Within the events and festival industries our graduates have enjoyed employment opportunities with Destination NSW, Love Busk, NRL ceremonies and Sydney Festival.

AFTT Live Production graduates are well prepared for career success within their chosen field.

 

SPECIFIC ROLES MAY INCLUDE

Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager
Locations Assistant in film
Production Assistant in film 
Lighting Programmer
Lighting Operator/Crew
Sound Design
Sound Operator/Crew
Props Master

 

 

 

CUA60615 ADVANCED DIPLOMA OF SCREEN AND MEDIA

Entry Requirements: Successful completion of application interview
Pre-requisites: Successful completion of AFTT’s CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media in the industry focus of LIVE PRODUCTION

Following the successful completion of AFTT’s Diploma of Screen and Media in the Industry focus of Live Production, the student is invited to apply for admission into AFTT’s Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media. Credit transfer is then applied to successful applicants, allowing them to complete one further year of training to be awarded their Advanced Diploma.AFTT's Advanced Diploma of Screen & Media extends on each student’s skills, knowledge and experience to prepare them to enter the industry as independent, highly skilled creative professionals.

Tier 3: Leadership and Production Management
Tier 3 extends the skills and knowledge developed in Tier 1 and 2 through leadership and senior roles applied across a range of industry projects and productions.
Students are provided the opportunity to apply skills and knowledge into the workplace leadership roles of Production Manager, Production Stage manager and Senior Stage Manager. This training equips the student to lead a team through all phases of a theatre production, showcasing their experience and maturity in collaboration with industry professionals. 

Tier 4: The Live Production Professional
Tier 4 provides for the application of skills and knowledge developed throughout Tiers 1, 2 and 3, to be applied to Professional Projects and productions. This final Tier is a mechanism for the student to step into the industry and bridge the gap between training and the profession.
The course allows for the application of supporting skills and knowledge in the areas of creative arts industry processes, entrepreneurial skills and creative business. This equips the individual to successfully navigate all facets of industry practice and to build the capacity to actively seek out work and business opportunities within the creative arts industry. 

CAREERS IN THE INDUSTRY

GRADUATES MAY FIND EMPLOYMENT WITH

By the time you graduate you will have the confidence to work on a range of productions and events such as The Lion King or an Olympic Opening Ceremony, or on more intimate productions such as an independent small-scale plays or street performances. You will be able to explore a range of opportunities within the live production industry.

Previous graduates with strong stage management skills now work on professional productions such as: Ghost The Musical, Rent, and The Lion King, and with companies such as Belvoir St. Theatre, Sport For Jove, The Ambassadors Theatre Group (ATG) and Disney. Within the events and festival industries our graduates have enjoyed employment opportunities with Destination NSW, Love Busk, NRL ceremonies and Sydney Festival.

AFTT Live Production graduates are well prepared for career success within their chosen field.

 

SPECIFIC ROLES MAY INCLUDE

Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager
Locations Assistant in film
Production Assistant in film 
Lighting Programmer
Lighting Operator/Crew
Sound Design
Sound Operator/Crew
Props Master

 

STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

“It's one big creative house where everybody's interested in the same thing – if you're looking for actors or stage managers you just walk into the hallway and find people.”

Sarah Prentice | AFTT Alumni

“The tutors are film industry professionals giving us feedback on our own projects... it's one of the best things about the course.”

Courtney Brown | AFTT Alumni

“AFTT gives you the freedom to aim as high as you want, with great equipment, a big budget, and with great professionals helping. Which means you can really take as many risks as you want.”

Quentin Curzon | AFTT Alumni

"The main thing was making links with my tutors. I was already working as an assistant stage manager prior to AFTT, so the course also solidified and developed my skills".

Lauren Holmes | AFTT Alumni

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