DES214 Design and Production 2 (8)


This subject builds on knowledge and techniques learnt in DES213 Design and Production 1. Students will undertake Head of Department roles on live productions, advancing the collaboration, leadership and communication skills essential to developing their professionalism and enhancing their career pathway. Students will have the opportunity to extend and practise their creative aptitudes in an innovative and collaborative environment.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 2
InternalWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: DES214
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Communication and Creative Industries

Assumed Knowledge

Students should have successfully completed DES107, DES108, DES109 and DES213 before undertaking this subject.  

Enrolment restrictions

Available to students in the Bachelor of Stage and Screen (core to Design specialisation) Not available to students who have successfully completed DES212.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to practise and implement work place health and safety practices to a pass standard;
  • be able to critically reflect upon their leadership and communication skills and evaluate their abilities;
  • be able to employ and discuss discipline specific terminology;
  • be able to utilise discipline specific skills and knowledge to plan and design projects independently;
  • be able to support projects through applying well developed management skills; and
  • be able to engage and collaborate with other performance disciplines.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • work place health and safety and risk management;
  • script analysis;
  • leadership and responsibility;
  • effective Head of Department management;
  • production and technical management;
  • set and properties design;
  • costume design; and
  • lighting design.

Specialised Resources

Existing CSU Theatres & workshops Exisiting CSU Textiles workshop and facilities. Sewing machines, dye vats, overlockers etc Existing CSU Wood workshop and facilities Existing CSU Lighting Studio and facilities. Lighting consoles, lanterns, dimmers etc Mac Labs and Vectorworks program


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.