Theatre Arts - Technical Production (PATT)
Ontario College Diploma | 4 semesters | Barrydowne
This intensive, hands-on program will prepare you to work in all sectors of the entertainment industry, including northern Ontario's booming film and TV production industry.
You'll hit the ground running and work alongside your classmates to build and run a minimum of two main stage productions each year. You'll also provide technical support for the Music program's concert series, various productions and events within the school, as well as community based productions and events. Courses cover every aspect of the business, from the practical elements of stage and running crew, to design and management. Special emphasis is placed on applying theory and technology in practical situations, while working safely in the theatre environment.
At the program's core is highly talented faculty. With more than 100 years of combined experience in the professional production world, they bring a knowledge base of theory and practical experience from national and international careers working in all disciplines of the entertainment industry, including theatre, live events, and film/video production.
As a graduate, you can put your skills to work or enter directly into the third year of the Bachelor of Fine Arts program at Thorneloe University (affiliated with Laurentian University) to pursue a major in Theatre Production or Theatre Performance.
- 2 years – 4 semesters
- 1-week placement in second semester
- Hands-on experience in all technical aspects of the entertainment industry including lighting, special effects, set design, rigging, electrical, carpentry, prop making, costuming, and stage management
- Highly talented faculty, each with more than 25 years of national and international experience in live entertainment industryWork on 4 full-length productions with professional and community theatre groups – more live theatre productions than any other college in Ontario
- Opportunities to take leadership roles (e.g. stage manager, costume designer, etc.) for full-length theatre productions
- Provide technical support for the Music department's concert series and various video productions for the eDome, the College's state-of-the-art multi-media centre
- Earn industry-standard certifications at no extra cost: Fall Protection Certification, Lift Training, Workplace Hazardous Materials Inventory System (WHMIS)
4D Learning Opportunities
Sudbury Theatre Centre placement – In the second semester, you'll spend one week working with the technical production team at Sudbury's professional theatre company.
Tunnel of Terror at Dynamic Earth – You will work with your classmates and industry experts to create and build the Tunnel of Terror underground experience at Sudbury's Dynamic Earth, a popular component of the tourist attraction's Halloween festivities.
For graduates of the new curriculum (OSS): Ontario Secondary School Diploma (30 credits) or equivalent or mature student status, including:
- Any grade 12 English (C), (U), or (M)
Semester 1 - Fall 2016
Semester 2 - Winter 2017
Semester 3 - Fall 2017
Semester 4 - Winter 2018
Program of Study
|TAP 1000||Lighting I||3|
|TAP 1002||Audio I||3|
|TAP 1004||Industry Health and Safety||1|
|TAP 1008||Production Applications I||2|
|TAP 1110||Stagecraft I||4|
|TAP 1130||Drafting Design Interpretation||4|
|TAP 1141||Entertainment Industry Rigging||4|
|The following General Education course:||3|
|ENG 1002||College Communication||3|
|TAP 1001||Lighting II||3|
|TAP 1005||Audio II||4|
|TAP 1009||Production Applications II||2|
|TAP 1010||Stage Management||3|
|TAP 2120||Stagecraft II||4|
|One of the following General Education courses:||3|
|Art History I||3|
|AAD 1010||Production Tour Management||3|
|ENG 2305||Business Employment Correspondence||3|
|TAP 1011||Set and Lighting Design I||3|
|TAP 1210||Costume Management||4|
|TAP 1220||Set Painting||4|
|TAP 2105||Professional Development||2|
|TAP 2160||History of the Theatre I||2|
|One of the following General Education courses:||3|
|Rock Music, Culture Technology||3|
|Psychology of Evil||3|
|TAP 1240||Special Effects||2|
|TAP 2106||Professional Development II||2|
|TAP 2110||Prop Making||4|
|TAP 2215||Set and Lighting Design II||3|
|TAP 2230||Model Making||4|
|TAP 2260||History of the Theatre II||2|
Tuition Fee (Canadian Students)
The tuition fee for the 2015-2016 academic year is $3,655.48. Next year's tuition fees will be available by May 1, 2016.
Tuition Fee (International Students)
The tuition fee for the 2015-2016 academic year is $13,614.00 for two semesters of study. Next year's tuition fees will be available by May 1, 2016.
Books & Supplies
The estimated cost of books and supplies for 2015-2016 is approximately $2,800 for first year. This amount includes the costs for Personal Protective Equipment, tools, equipment, textbooks and school supplies. This information is the best available at the time of publishing to the website and is subject to change.
Graduates will have the knowledge to find employment in the diverse entertainment industry – an industry limited only by one's imagination and creativity. You may find positions in:
- Stage management
- Lighting design
- Set design
- Special effects
- Costume and prop design
University Degree Opportunities
Qualified graduates, those who achieve a GPA of 3.2 or higher, can enter directly into the third year of the Bachelor of Fine Arts program at Thorneloe University (affiliated with Laurentian University) and can major in Theatre Production or Theatre Performance to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree.
Please note: Cambrian College strives to ensure the accuracy of the information on this website. Please note that the academic curriculum is continually reviewed and revised to ensure that Cambrian's programs and courses remain relevant. The College reserves the right to cancel or make changes to any course or program, fee, procedure, or campus location at any time.