The University of Melbourne

Jo Briscoe

Senior Lecturer in Design (Screen and digital media; Performing arts)

Melbourne, Australia

Jo Briscoe APDG is Senior Lecturer in Design at the VCA, co-ordinating the Master of Design and Production. Jo's professional practice includes design for both stage and screen. Television design credits include the award-winning series Please Like Me (season 3), Upper Middle Bogan, Little Lunch and Nowhere Boys (season 1); Woodley, The Family Law (season 2), Mustangs FC and Stories I Want to Tell You in Person. Film credits include Oddlands, Polly and Me, Hammer or Claw and Hush. Jo is an accredited member of the Australian Production Design Guild (APDG) and received the APDG Award for Production Design on a Television Production for The Katering Show (season 2) and was highly commended for the same award for The Late Session. With a background in theatre set and costume design, Jo has extensive design credits for companies including Melbourne Theatre Company, Sydney Theatre Company, Belvoir, Griffin, OzOpera, Legs on the Wall and ATYP.


  • Collaboration despite the tyranny of distance
  • Every Day My Mother's Voice
  • Oddlands
  • 'Swag', Australian Student Exhibition, Prague Quadrennial 2019
  • Elders
  • The state of Australian performance design: A roundtable discussion on scenographic practice, education and research through the lens of the Prague Quadrennial
  • Costume/set design for The Sound Inside
  • Costume and Set Design for Cyrano at MTC
  • Weedling
  • PQAU23 - Australia at the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space
  • Leadership Matters Report

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