DES213 Design and Production 1 (8)

This subject furthers fundamental design knowledge by applying it to disciplines within performance design. Students explore design realisation in a performance setting as well as learning management skills by participating in leadership roles. Focus upon specific performance design disciplines which reflects industry practice and allows students to further explore their desired career path.

Subject Outlines
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Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: DES213. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Communication and Creative Industries

Enrolment Restrictions

Available to students in the Bachelor of Stage and Screen (with specialisations), Bachelor of Creative Arts
and Design (with specialisations), or Bachelor of Communications (with specialisations). May also be
available to other students in an elective format with special approval from the Subject Coordinator.

Not available to students who have successfully completed:

Assumed Knowledge

Students should have acquired the knowledge from completion of subjects DES107, DES108 and DES109 before attempting this subject.

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 implement and reflect upon developed leadership and communication skills;
  • be able to use discipline specific terminology in a practice based setting;
  • be able to apply discipline specific design principles and processes into projects;
  • be able to distinguish the appropriate management skills for particular contexts and apply them to discipline specific projects; and
  • be able to engage and collaborate with other performance disciplines.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • WH&S and risk management;
  • script analysis for design;
  • crew management;
  • stage management;
  • set and prop construction and art finishing;
  • costume construction and art finishing; and
  • technical lighting.

Special Resources

CSU Textiles workshop facilities (existing)

CSU Wood workshop facilities (existing)

CSU Lighting Studio facilities (existing)

CSU Warehouse storage and facilities (existing)

CSU Performance spaces (playhouse, drama studios and tv studios)


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.