Production Design and Technical Arts

Next intake: September 2018
Registration deadline: January 31, 2018
Duration: Three years, full-time

At NTS, Production is an art.

SOUND / LIGHTING / VIDEO / TECHNICAL DIRECTION / PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT / STAGE MANAGEMENT 

The Production Design and Technical Arts program trains students in Production Management, Technical Direction, Stage Management, Stage Electrics/Lighting Design, Sound Systems/Sound Design, and Video Systems/Projection Design. Students learn their craft from seasoned professionals in a stimulating environment, complete with up-to-date technology and professional equipment. Core elements include working with the design teams, dialoguing with directors, finding innovative solutions, excelling in technical and management skills, and creating a rigorous and collaborative working environment.

WHAT MAKES THE PROGRAM UNIQUE

  • Prominent teachers and coaches who form the foundation for a truly inspiring network of professional contacts and a host of hiring opportunities; 
  • 100% of students find work in their field upon graduation! 
  • Small class size that challenges every student individually and allows each one to achieve their potential based on their needs, their skills, and their interests 
  • One-on-one coaching in the final year and advanced training unlike any other theatre production program in the country 
  • Working in five different spaces on campus, from intimate flexible black boxes to a unique, professional 800-seat proscenium stage theatre

CURRICULUM

Year 1

Build a solid base of technical knowledge

  • Rigging
  • Technical Drafting
  • AutoCAD
  • Carpentry and Construction Techniques

Year 2

Focus on process and the actual realization of designs and ideas

  • Production Management
  • Stage Management
  • Technical Direction
  • Projections Design Intensives and Content Creation
  • ...

Year 3

Practical experience - skills and processes learned are put into practice

  • Management or design position on graduating class shows
  • Professional Internships
  • National and International Touring
  • Freelance Finance Management
  • ...

Be trained by your theatre heroes

Andrea Lundy
National Theatre School
Andrea Lundy
Photo: Maxime Côté

Andrea Lundy

Director of the Production program, award-winning lighting designer and production manager.

John Gzowski

Sound designer, composer, guitarist, instrument maker

Christopher Brown

Set designer, teaching the technical drawing class

Where NTS Production graduates work

  • Arts Club
  • Centaur Theatre
  • Citadel Theatre
  • Charlottetown Festival
  • Great Canadian Theatre Company
  • National Arts Centre
  • Neptune Theatre
  • Royal MTC
  • Shaw Festival
  • Soulpepper
  • Stratford Festival
  • Tarragon Theatre

EIGHT STUDENTS ARE ACCEPTED INTO THE PROGRAM EACH YEAR

Note: Starting in their first year, Production program students must have a laptop to complete their work and exercises. Students originating from Quebec, who are applying for financial aid, must mention it in their request, as it is recognized as a legitimate expense by the Student Financial Assistance Programs of the Ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport du Québec.

ADMISSION

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

You must be an artist at heart and be at least 18 years old as of December 31 of the year of entry at NTS. The successful candidate will have post secondary theatre training or experience and English language proficiency.

 

APPLICATION FORM


You can start your application process right now. It’s easy, and it’s online. Simply fill out the application form and pay the registration fees before January 31, 2018. We’ll be in touch to let you know about the next steps.

TUITION FEES

2017-2018 School Year

Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents
$4,850

Foreign Students
$9,700

Money should never be an obstacle to talent. NTS can help you pay for your studies.

Learn more about Financial Aid.

PROJECT

Following the interview, all candidates are required to write a production concept for the mounting of a play chosen by the School. Candidates have one month after the interview to prepare this test.

INTERVIEW

Each candidate is contacted for an interview (in person or via video conference). The program director herself will meet you.

NEED ANY HELP?

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CONTACT OUR REGISTRATION OFFICE

services@ent-nts.ca

514-842-7954, ext. 134

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