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Education (Banff): Theatre Production, Design, and Stage Management Practicum Programs – The Banff Centre

Education (Banff): Theatre Production, Design, and Stage Management Practicum Programs – The Banff Centre

TH100211_DSC6073Program Dates: April 4 – September 3, 2016
Application Deadline: December 16, 2015
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Originally founded by eminent Hungarian designer Lazslo Funtek, for more than 60 years our Theatre practicum programs have trained and mentored thousands of production practitioners who now work at nearly every Canadian opera, dance, and theatre company, including Cirque Du Soleil, the Stratford and Shaw Festivals, the National Theatre School, the National Arts Centre, the National Ballet of Canada, and the Canadian Opera Company. Our alumni can also be found teaching and training at universities and colleges both nationally and internationally.

Practicum programs offer aspiring professionals, with prior training and experience, unique opportunities to enhance their production skills through hands-on learning and one-on-one training with professional production staff from the participant’s chosen field.

What does the program offer?

We offer a range of practicum opportunities in specialisms ranging from stage production to wigs and make up. See our full list of Practicum positions here:

You will gain practical experience whilst being guided by multiple creative and design teams working simultaneously in opera, dance, theatre, and interdisciplinary performance. This is complemented by a competency-based training approach that identifies and tracks key skills which the industry has identified as necessary to enter the profession.

Your responsibilities are based on your personal needs, goals, and experiences, as well as your interests and abilities. You will have the opportunity to meet with professional directors, designers, and performers throughout the production process.

Who should apply

Participants normally will have completed at least two years of relevant academic training, with related professional experience, or will have experience in a related area of professional performing arts.


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