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Props and Scenery

Go behind-the-scenes, plus see and hear more from our students on our ECU YouTube channel.

Notable alumni

  • Michelle Bain - Deputy Head Mechanist, Muriel’s Wedding The Musical
  • Michelle Betts - Head Mechanist, School of Rock
  • Robert Butler - On Stage Arts
  • Jerome Davenport - Aerosol artist and muralist
  • Alex Fisher - Technical Manager, Black Swan State Theatre
  • Dominic Seeber - Seeber Art Studio

Applications extended

Applications for the Props and Scenery course will remain open until Tuesday, 28 January 2020.

Props and Scenery includes 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, construction, painting and props. Our students are encouraged to develop the initiative and problem-solving abilities needed in the production workshop. WAAPA’s Props and Scenery program offers training in vocational (VET) and degree courses which allows students to increase their academic qualifications with further study. The initial entry Diploma year articulates into a second year of study to achieve an Advanced Diploma. This in turn articulates into a Bachelor of Performing Arts that can be attained in three semesters. View our Props and Scenery brochure.

Courses offered in this discipline

These course pages detail entry requirements, fee and interview information. You can also apply from these pages.

Audition and interview documents


The Course Coordinator for Props and Scenery is Mr Andy Cross.

If you would like to view other staff in the Production and Design department, please visit the WAAPA Staff listing web page.

More information

For further enquiries please contact Future Students on 134 328, or for calls outside Australia, (61 8) 6304 0000.

If you would like to know more about WAAPA courses, please visit the WAAPA Study areas web page.

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