Direct and take responsibility for the overall production of stage performances.
Stage Directors take final responsibility for making sure that stage shows are ready to be performed. Stage directors study scripts to determine artistic interpretation; plan and arrange for set designs, costumes, sound effects and lighting; and select actors for roles in the production by viewing performances and conducting screen tests and auditions.
Directors may also plan, direct and coordinate filming or taping of stage shows, instruct camera operators on the position and the angle of their shots, and coordinate changes in lighting and sound.
Stage directors coordinate the activities of the stage crew, performers and technicians during rehearsals and productions.
The following study pathway shows the most common and direct route for a UWA student to pursue this career.
Relevant majors include:
*Please note this major can only be taken by students concurrently enrolled in the Music Studies major within the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) degrees
Postgraduate study is not required for this occupation, but may be helpful for career advancement.
Relevant postgraduate courses include: