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Stage Management

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Notable alumni

  • Aaron Beach – Deputy Executive Director at Belvoir St Theatre
  • Oriana Papa – Stage Manager at Le Perle By Dragone
  • Jaylene Osborne – Director, Palace J Entertainment

Stage Management provides training in the organisational and management skills required for managing rehearsals and performance. These include the development and use of the prompt copy, production documentation, score reading, safety in the theatre, communication and people/time management skills, production and company management. A range of technical production skills and techniques, as well as an understanding of the staging and performance requirements for drama, dance, music, music theatre and opera will be developed. WAAPA’s Stage Management 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 Stage Management 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

All WAAPA audition and interview documents are currently being updated for 2022 intake.

Please check back in July for all course audition information.


The Course Coordinator for Stage Management is Mr Luke Cowling.

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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