Not currently offered
Course code



10 units


3000 level

Course handbook


Contemporary performances and live events are conceived for a range of locations and sites, which include purpose-built theatres, entertainment centres, concert halls, domestic settings, commercial spaces and outdoor, festival or pop-up style events. In this course, students expand and refine their skills in stagecraft, design and applied performance technologies to manage successful live performances which enhance audience experiences.

Student projects may involve work integrated learning (WIL) or research integrated learning opportunities; projects that involve external stakeholders; group/collaborative or solo projects; speculative or theoretically oriented projects; professionally oriented projects; projects based on competition or award briefs.


Not currently offered.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Collaborate with a range of practitioners to realise successful live events.

2. Describe challenges in mounting live events in a range of venues.

3. Employ creative problem solving in relation to live events.

4. Recognise, explain and design creative elements to deliver dynamic live events.

5. Operate all technical equipments, props and supporting material in a professional and safe manner.


Topics will include:

  • Scenography (material, technical and aesthetics of stage and performance);
  • Technical and aesthetic challenges working in alternative venues;
  • Scale, volume and impact of performance elements and environments;
  • Public liability, insurance and risk assessment;
  • Innovative approaches to audience experience in real-time;
  • Sound, lighting and projection design;
  • Safe and responsible use of equipment.

Assumed knowledge

CIND1301, CIND2301

Assessment items

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case Study (30%)

Project: Project (30%)

Performance: Performance (40%)

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.