Curriculum - Production Design & Technical Arts

Our training

NTS offers highly individualized training. As such, the curriculum is subject to change, following the latest development in technology, new artistic practices, and the needs of the specific group of artists making up each class.

Our training is always practical, underpinned by the 20 student shows created each year.

Hands-on training - under the guidance of seasoned professionals

1st Year

Production Management

Assistant Stage Management

Fall Protection Certification

Text Analysis

Lighting Design

Projections Technology and Systems

Set Design and Maquettes

Carpentry and Construction Techniques

Rigging

Production Intensive work - Foundation Project

Stage Management

Health and Safety

Canadian Theatre History

Costume Design Introduction

Lighting Technology and Systems

Sound Technology and Systems

Technical Drafting

AutoCAD

Welding

Staging Fundamentals – Scenic Elements and Venue Logistics

Production Intensive work – on 2nd and 3rd year productions

Canadian Theatre Studies

Technical Direction

Introduction to Moving Lights

Music Appreciation

Combat Appreciation

Eco Responsibility

2nd Year

Production Management

Stage Management

Directing

Lighting Design Intensives

Control Protocols

Advanced Moving Lights

Sound Technology and Systems

Projections Technology and Systems

AutoCAD

Carpentry and Construction Techniques

Production Intensive work - Central Project

Technical Direction

Text Analysis

Lighting Technology and Systems

Electricity

Sound Design Intensives

Projections Design Intensives and Content Creation

Scenic Design

Vectorworks

Rigging

Sound Design, Live Mix and Digital Technology

Music in Theatre

Combat in Theatre

Production Intensive work - on 2nd and 3rd year productions

Budgeting in Excel

3rd Year

Arts Administration and Planning

Technical Direction

Stage Management

Theatre Maker Intensive

Career Development

Lighting Design

Sound Design

Projections Design and Content Creation

Vectorworks

Professional Internships

Production Management

National and International Touring

Text Analysis

Lighting Technology and Systems

Sound Technology and Systems

Projections Technology and Systems

Rigging

Career Launch

Music Prep

Combat Prep

Fringe Festivals exploration

Production Intensive work - on 3rd year productions

Human Resources

Excel and advanced budgeting

Note: Curriculum is subject to change, and varies each year according to student needs.

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