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 Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
On CampusWagga 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

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

Assumed Knowledge

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

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:

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.


The 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.

Specialised 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)


The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 23 February 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.