The Master of Producing is a practice-based graduate coursework degree that focuses on the creative and business aspects of being a successful producer in the film, television and allied industries.
Producers are the managers of film and television projects. This includes the creative aspects of script development and analysis, and the development of your own work as well as the business aspect of the industry including; organising film schedules, budgets, distribution, and management of film shoots and raising funding from private and public sources.
Producers at the VCA work on undergraduate and graduate films in animation, narrative and documentary developing practical skills and building networks with other students – building a network that will assist you throughout your career.
In this one-year program you will encounter and explore dramaturgy beyond work with written texts and literary play scripts to encompass the contexts of dance, hybrid works, installation, community-based and performance art work. The program provides opportunities for you to develop your potential for artistic leadership and attain in-depth knowledge of dramaturgical thinking and practices.
The course is underpinned by a commitment to the pursuit of artistic excellence, collaboration and interdisciplinarity within established and emerging local, national and international dramaturgical practices. Students collaborate with other VCA postgraduate disciplines and engage with writers, directors, designers, choreographers, performance-makers and actors on a range of projects in an intensive training environment.
The course provides a balance of theory and practice across two semesters through laboratory-based workshops, seminars, lectures, self-directed exercises, tutorials, practical master classes and an independent project. An intensive first semester focuses on skills and research training, including a discrete subject where you will closely engage with the dramaturgical expertise of Melbourne’s diverse theatre industry. The second and final semester allows more independent practice and research, building reflective performance practitioners with a high level of research and practice skills.