This program offers a Diploma in Theatre and Entertainment Production and prepares graduates to work behind the scenes in the live entertainment and event industries. The program includes components of class theory, studio training and hands-on practice in lights, scenic paint, props, sound, set construction, theatre design and stage management.
Students work in assigned practice as members of the resident theatre company, and are able to integrate their technical skills in the production of season of live theatre, in settings simulating professional conditions. Faculty and professional guest artists are the directors and designers for the plays produced by the Theatre programs. Students work in a variety of performance spaces; an exceptional Main stage proscenium theatre of 576 seats, a black-box experimental theatre, found spaces and outside event locations. Productions in this program are technically challenging and provide valuable experience for student technicians.
In addition to the theatre productions, students have the opportunity to work on a variety of events that take place in the Arts Centre. 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 as connected with our performing Arts programs and Red Deer College.