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Props and Scenery at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Props & Scenery
This nationally recognised qualification provides skills and experience consistent with the growing needs of the entertainment industry. The skills and knowledge gained will equip graduates to find employment in the areas of theatre, film, television, exhibitions, festivals and trade presentations.
Units include aspects of scenery, set and properties construction, scenic painting, metal fabrication and technical and general drawing. Handling scenery, flying and general backstage skills of the mechanist are experienced and students are closely involved in the practical work of live production on a regular basis.
A wide range of skills are explored, including workshop management and by the close of second year students are expected to show particular expertise in either construction, painting or props, or a combination of these. In the final year, a period of external professional placement allows the student to gain further experience. Students enrolling in these units are encouraged to develop the initiative and problem solving abilities needed in the production workshop.
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