Technical Theatre Diploma
Faculty of Fine & Applied Arts
School of Performing Arts
With a strong focus on instructional and mentored learning, students will learn how to create the behind the scenes stagecraft, that brings productions to life in theatre and live events.
This two-year training program will give students a thorough grounding in the art of stagecraft by applying a variety of skills and tools to produce numerous productions. Students also learn about the history of performance and gain an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a professional theatre crew. Throughout the program, the training evolves into practice, providing hands-on technical and creative support to a variety of live events in the BlueShore Centre for the Performing Arts on both professional and student productions.
- Communication - Demonstrate leadership and personal skills in the workplace.
- Communication - Display spatial awareness in individual and group settings on a crew.
- Communication - Employ well developed personal skills and an awareness of self in individual and group settings.
- Critical Thinking - Understand and identify with the content of the text as it applies to the design.
- Critical Thinking - Investigate and problem solve in an individual and a collaborative team setting.
- Critical Thinking - Integrate the techniques of creative process into the production area.
- Quantitative Reasoning - Employ the tools and technology required for theatre production and design.
- Quantitative Reasoning - Apply measurement skills, problem solving and computation in set construction and conceptual design.
- Quantitative Reasoning - Examine knowledge of physics in lighting and sound design areas.
- Quantitative Reasoning - Understand and interpret the design areas into a realized form for performance.
Tuition and Fees Per Year
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Total program credits: 63.00
May 2, 2017 - May 1, 2018
Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts
Jul 9, 2018
Fee Payment Deadline
Aug 27, 2018 4 p.m.
May 1, 2018 - Apr 2, 2019
Note: Dates are subject to change.
BC Secondary School graduation (Grade 12) or equivalent; or Mature Student status
Capilano English Language Requirement for students whose primary language is not English: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): paper=560, internet=83, or English Language Assessment (ELA)=145, or International English Language Testing System (Academic IELTS)=6.5 overall, and no one score less than 6, or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL)=70, or Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic)=56 or Capilano University EAP 100 and 101 with a minimum B+ grade in each course.
For the official publication of programs, course descriptions and admission requirements please view the Capilano University 2018-2019 Calendar (pdf).