This programme equips you for employment in the fast-growing backstage management of people and technology in the Performing Arts Industry. You are given hands-on practice in LASALLE’s drama, dance, musical theatre and music productions, which are staged in the College’s three theatre venues, and are given opportunities to contribute to films, videos, and other forms of displays, exhibitions, and events. The programme develops your professional skills in managing all aspects of productions and events.
Most importantly, you are trained to project-manage productions: handle performers and artists; run rehearsals; manage the stage, set elements, costumes, props, and technical elements, lighting, sound, and projection from concept to public performance. The programme includes classes and workshops on the use of state-of-the-art technical equipment and safe practices in performance venues, as well as academic studies in reading and responding to performance texts. You will learn to manage people, time and budget, and are empowered to work independently and as part of a team. By collaborating on projects and productions with other programmes in the College, you will learn to work with actors, dancers, musicians, visual artists and other technicians in planning and managing complex artistic and communication aspects.
You are taught and mentored by local and international theatre professionals, practitioners, and experts in the industry, plus well-established and well-known artists. Through attachments to productions as well as industry placement, where you are responsible for fulfilling a specialised role, you will gain invaluable skills, knowledge, and strengths leading to a sustainable career in the arts. Graduates from the programme are skilled, professional and collaborative – a valued member of any production team.
Application Fee: SGD 120,-
Class Intake: August 2018