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Production Technology Pathways Application

HSPA Production Technology Pathways (PTP)

Year 11 applicants interested in the technical production side of the entertainment industry will be considered for a Production Technology Pathways placement at Hunter School of the Performing Arts through assessment of a video submission.

Why select PTP at HSPA?

  • Industry standard pre and post production equipment and facilities
  • A uniquely diverse quantity of events providing authentic production training opportunities (regular live & streamed/broadcast music, dance, drama performances) 
  • Senior PTP students customise their Stage 6 pattern of study to best suit their career aspirations in a variety of technical production fields. 
  • Expert teachers in multimedia
  • Opportunity to study Certificate III courses in Entertainment Industry and Music Industry 
  • Kick start your creative career whilst gaining your HSC.

Career opportunities include:

  • Live Streaming Production
  • Costume and set design
  • Audio Engineering (live and studio)
  • Cinamatography
  • Film and Television production

  • Film editing
  • Stage lighting and design
  • Stage management
  • Production management
  • Event management and promotion

Video Submission

A two (2) minute video submission which addresses and demonstrates:

  • Your interest in the field of production technology
  • Your aspirations both at school and post school
  • Your skills in the field of production technology

The following marking criteria will be used to determine successful applicants for PTP.

Please note: The term 'Production Fields' is a reference to specific areas of Technical Production. Your application should reflect your ability, experience and passion in one or more of the following production fields. If successful, your Stage 6 Pathway will be customised to suit your specific areas of interest.

·       Film making

·       Video Broadcast

·       Lighting design

·       Lighting technician

·       Audio engineering (live or studio)

·       Stage Management

·       Production management

·       Event Management and Promotion

·       Animation (2D and/or 3D)

·       Graphic Design

·       Set design

·       Costume design

Changes may occur to the audition process above dependent upon COVID-19 health legislations in place at the time of auditions. Changes could include, but are not limited to, video submission and/or online live components. If and when required, details of changes will be communicated to applicants.

Performing Arts Curriculum:

If made an offer of placement at our school it is our understanding that you acknowledge and accept our performing arts curriculum. It is the strong expectation that new Year 9-11 students will follow through with their auditioned performing arts subject until Year 12.