VPA303 Stage and Screen Project (16)

This subject is the first of two capstone subjects that prepare students to work under expected professional industry standards. Students will contribute from concept to completion on a variety of stage and screen projects in consultation with academic staff and will explore advanced creative skills, procedures and techniques within a professional stage and screen industry context.

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

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: VPA303. 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) only.

Not available to students who have completed:

Assumed Knowledge

Students will be expected to demonstrate an advanced level of knowledge and skills related to their chosen specialisation (Television, Acting, or Design) specifically related to collaborative stage and screen production and theory.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to interpret an advanced level of practical expertise in their specific stage and screen specialisation;
  • be able to effectively contribute to the development of ideas from concept to completion, with an emphasis on industry standard best practices;
  • be able to work independently and collaboratively in a variety of stage and screen production environments;
  • be able to sustain professional, sustainable and ethically responsible behavior in all aspects of stage and screen production;
  • be able to critically reflect on and evaluate their practice; and
  • be able to interpret relevant EH&S and EEO procedures and principles.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • practice in the students' area of stage and screen specialisation by means of workshops and prescribed project work;
  • developing creative projects from concept to final presentation applying excepted industry standards;
  • maintaining quality, continuity and energy of practice throughout a theatre season or television series;
  • professional behavior in stage and screen practice;
  • the professional stage and screen environment; and
  • independent and collaborative practice in stage and screen production.

Special Resources

Existing CSU theatres, workshops, television studio, outside broadcast unit and related technical facilities


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or ask@csu.edu.au 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.