The Production specialisation in the Bachelor of Fine Arts trains you to design, create, operate and manage in your chosen area of production.

This vocationally oriented degree teaches all aspects of production including set, costume, lighting, audio and vision technology and design, workshop and costume construction and stage management.

You will apply knowledge gained in studio classes to practical projects generated both within and beyond the VCA. Given the broad span of work within the VCA, you will have the opportunity to work in a range of capacities for our productions, including dance, theatre and music theatre as well as one-off events.

Within the Production specialisation you can choose to major in one of three areas:

Performance Technology
This major consists of modules such as Lighting, Audio and Vision Systems and Electrics and Software in Theatre. It involves an introduction to the equipment and the teaching of its practical usage and design capacity. 

Stage Management
In this major, you will gain skills in stage and production management, and be introduced to performance technology and prop-making.

Design Realisation
This major trains you in costume, props and visual communication. You will learn the skills required to create and realise a design.

Selection into this specialisation is talent-based and includes written support material, an interview and workshop. See details. 

CRICOS code: 093586K


  • Costume or set designer
  • Freelance theatre technician
  • Lighting or sound designer
  • Stage manager
  • Wardrobe manager

Entry requirements for the Bachelor of Fine Arts

Clearly-in Rank 2018
Range of criteria used for selection Guide only

The Clearly-in Rank is the lowest score at which students were granted entry in 2018. i

The Clearly-in Rank should be used as a guide for entry. It is not set in advance and may vary from year to year. The Clearly-in Rank is determined by the number of places available, the number of applicants listing the course as a preference and the academic achievement of those applicants.

Access Melbourne entry

Access Melbourne allows eligible students to be considered below the Clearly-in Rank. i

Minimum ATAR 2018
NA Guide only i

You must achieve the minimum ATAR (if indicated) to be considered for entry to this degree. The Clearly-in Rank may be above the Minimum ATAR, depending on the demand for the course and the number of places available.


Units 3 & 4: A study score of at least 25 in English/English Language/Literature or at least 30 in EAL.

Selection into the Bachelor of Fine Arts is talent-based. The selection process for each specialisation may include: Animation (test, interview and folio); Dance (audition and interview); Film and Television (test and interview); Music Theatre (audition); Production (statement, interview and workshop); Screenwriting (test and interview); Theatre Practice (audition, interview and workshop); Visual Art (interview and folio).

More information about the audition and selection process here.