12 Months (3 Trimesters)

VSL expected to be available

Domestic Fees

International Fees

Intake Dates

February 2024 (now taking expressions of interest)


CRICOS 106068K  

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Now taking expressions of interest for February 2024 (Sydney Only)

Theatre Production Overview

This diploma will equip you with the skills necessary to excel in a range of roles, spanning from technical operator and stage manager in theatre, to production assistant and production manager in film. JMC's collaborative environment provides a unique opportunity to gain invaluable experience and expertise, enabling you to confidently navigate the challenges of working behind the scenes and on set.

AFTT has merged with JMC Academy

We believe in a fully immersive approach to studying theatre production. Our collaborative campus allows actors, filmmakers, and stage managers to seamlessly work together on a variety of in-house and external productions. Learn all about what goes on behind the scenes, from lighting and props to managing small and large-scale performances. 

By participating in a range of productions at the Academy, you'll gain a comprehensive understanding of the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in a multitude of roles, and the valuable experience of the entire production process, from the first script read to the final standing ovation.

Why Study Stage Management at JMC?

Work on regular productions & collaborate with acting, directing & screenwriting students from day one
Stage manage live theatre productions in-house and at external commercial venues
Learn to identify industry trends, career opportunities & pathways

When undertaken full-time, the Diploma of Live Production & Technical Services (Stage Management) can be completed in 12 months (3 trimesters).

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JMC's Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services (Stage Management) will equip you with the core skills of a stage manager, and the relevant exposure to technical roles meeting the diverse needs of the contemporary theatre production industry. The fifteen (15) units of competency have been carefully chosen to reflect the dynamic and changing Theatre Production Industry, and to ensure our students are equipped with the knowledge and experience to navigate successful careers in the industry.  Our holistic assessment strategy allows each student to apply the skills and knowledge across a range of projects and theatre productions.

Tier 1 offers students a thorough grounding in the underpinning knowledge and practical application of the Theatre Production work place, with a range of theory classes, practical activities in theatre and screen productions. The learning structure allows the student to participate in simulated workplace activities in the roles of Technical Operator, Production Assistant and Assistant Stage Manager. This allows for the development of skills and knowledge in areas such as; theatre production documentation, lighting design implementation, theatre history, technical theory, risk management, stage management, running a rehearsal room, working in a production environment with professional directors, designers and actors, culminating in practical experience on theatre productions. 

Tier 2 builds on the skills and knowledge from Tier 1 and extends these into a range of practical applications, allowing the student to demonstrate competency in a range of supervisory roles within a theatrical context, including Stage Manager and Technical Supervisor. Students will work alongside industry professionals such as Directors, Lighting Designers, Choreographers, Actors, Production Managers, Stage Managers and Technical Managers to collaborate, plan, supervise, implement and realise all elements of a theatrical production. This tier introduces the discipline of managing and organising film locations and shoots, resulting in allowing the student to demonstrate their skills within this media.

It's one big creative house where everybody's interested in the same thing – if you're looking for actors or stage managers you just walk into the hallway and find people.
Sarah Prentice
AFTT Alumni
The main thing was making links with my tutors. I was already working as an assistant stage manager prior to AFTT, so the course also solidified and developed my skills.
Lauren Holmes
AFTT Alumni
AFTT gives you the freedom to aim as high as you want, with great equipment, a big budget, and with great professionals helping. Which means you can really take as many risks as you want.
Quentin Curzon
AFTT Alumni
You can’t get more “industry ready” training than working with tutors who make every day feel like you’re already working in the industry.
Sean Roberts
AFTT Alumni

Are you ready to take the next step toward your career in Stage Management?