Curriculum - Set and Costume Design

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

  • Text analysis
  • Life drawing
  • Color
  • Ecoresponsability
  • Technical drawing (Sketchup)
  • Atmospheric rendering (Photoshop)
  • Model making
  • Costume rendering
  • Introduction to lighting
  • Hair and Make-up
  • Period cutting
  • Dressing
  • Health and Safety
  • Introduction to sewing
  • Costume history
  • History of Architecture
  • Theatre history
  • Exploration of intuition
  • Props making
  • Scenic painting
  • Costume patina
  • Materials-Fabrics
  • Materials-Construction
  • Design exercises (set and costume)

2nd Year

  • Life drawing
  • Technical drawing (Autocad)
  • Artistic exploration
  • Exhibition design
  • Costume design for the circus
  • Artistic direction for film
  • Designing theater for young audiences
  • Modern cutting
  • Ethics and management
  • Carpentry
  • Design exercises (set and costume)
  • Designs and/or assisting designers on public exercises (construction, cutting and sewing, props, millinery, scenic paint, sets, production meetings, hair and makeup)

3rd Year

  • Video projection workshop
  • Workshops and conferences
  • Ecoresponsability workshop
  • Designs and/or assisting designers on public exercises (construction, cutting and sewing, props, millinery, scenic paint, sets, production meetings, hair and makeup)

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

ART APART | Urgent support for emerging artists amid COVID-19 crisis

Because physical distance shouldn’t mean total isolation, the National Theatre School of Canada (NTS) is allocating $60,000 in support of emerging artists (as 80 grants of $750). These funds will be granted to theatre artists in training, or artists who have completed a theatre training program within the past five years, to present a piece of art online.

Apply online: https://ent-nts.ca/en/art-apart

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