Technical Theatre Diploma Program
The Technical Theatre diploma program at Capilano University prepares graduates to work behind the scenes in the live entertainment industry and some areas of the film and television industry. This two-year program offers practical, hands-on training in lighting, painting, props, sound, set construction and stage management.
Our graduates are currently working for theatre companies, festivals, scene shops, special events, and lighting and sound companies. Some are also working in the film and television industry as grips, carpenters, painters and props people.
The Technical Theatre program provides a thorough grounding in technical production skills required by a variety of entertainment media.
Performance classes are held in the Arbutus Studio adjacent to the Capilano University Performing Arts Theatre, which houses the department’s season of plays. The Performing Arts Theatre is complete with a rehearsal hall, changing rooms, technical workshops, a fly-tower, and a 372-seat house.
Theatre students enjoy exceptional access to these facilities and assist in running the theatres in a hands-on, educational experience.
The Theatre department produces a series of plays in which students work in settings simulating professional conditions. The goal is to foster professional discipline and to provide opportunities for students to practise skills learned in the classroom.
Faculty and professional guest artists are the directors and designers for the plays produced by the Theatre department in the Performing Arts Theatre. Shows in this facility are technically challenging and provide valuable experience for student technicians.
In addition to the department productions, students have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of events that take place in the Performing Arts Theatre. Students are involved with the set up and operation of professional, touring theatre productions, folk, jazz, and pop concerts, and a host of other events.
Revues produced in the Arbutus Studio have different goals. They resemble the kind of theatre produced for Fringe Festivals and small companies. In this more intimate venue, students have the freedom to explore. Students are given the opportunity to assume leadership roles, and the production teams are expected to be self-reliant.
BC Secondary School Graduation (Grade 12) or equivalent OR Mature Student status.
English Language Requirement, TOEFL/ELA/IELTS/CAEL/PTE for students whose primary language is not English: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): paper=560, computer=220, internet=83, or English Language Assessment (ELA)=145, or International English Language Testing System (IELTS)=6.5 overall, and no one score less than 6, or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL)=70, or Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic)=56 or Capilano University ESLF 080 with a minimum B+ grade.
Apply for Admission/Readmission online or by downloading and completing an application form. Completed applications must be accompanied by the appropriate application fee, official transcripts and other pertinent documents, and should be submitted to:
Registrar's Office Capilano University, Birch building, room 230 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver, B.C. V7J 3H5 Phone: 604.984.4900 Fax: 604.984.1798
|First Term||Course Credits||Required Credits|
|ASAS 120||Elements of Performance History I||3.00|
|ENGL 100||Academic Writing Strategies||3.00|
|TECT 151||Introduction to Production and Design II||3.00|
|TECT 158||Stage Grip||1.50|
|TECT 180||Technical Theatre Practicum I||3.00|
|TECT 181||Technical Theatre Practicum II||3.00|
|Second Term||Course Credits||Required Credits|
|ASAS 220||Elements of Performance History II||3.00|
|TECT 150||Introduction to Production and Design I||3.00|
|TECT 159||Shop Skills||1.50|
|TECT 182||Technical Theatre Practicum III||3.00|
|TECT 183||Technical Theatre Practicum IV||3.00|
|TECT 184||Technical Theatre Practicum V||3.00|
|Third Term||Course Credits||Required Credits|
|TECT 250||Senior Production Responsibilities I||1.50|
|TECT 252||Advanced Lighting and Sound I||1.50|
|TECT 256||Scenic Art for Theatre||1.50|
|TECT 280||Technical Theatre Practicum VI||3.00|
|TECT 281||Technical Theatre Practicum VII||3.00|
|TECT 282||Technical Theatre Practicum VIII||3.00|
|Fourth Term||Course Credits||Required Credits|
|Total Program Credits||60.00|
|TECT 251||Senior Production Responsibilities II||1.50|
|TECT 253||Advanced Lighting and Sound II||1.50|
|TECT 257||Stage Properties||1.50|
|TECT 283||Technical Theatre Practicum IX||3.00|
|TECT 284||Technical Theatre Practicum X||3.00|
|TECT 285||Technical Theatre Practicum XI||3.00|