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What will I learn?

Be at the cutting edge of backstage management of people and technology.

This programme equips you for employment in the fast-growing theatre production and management industry. The exciting, practical and diverse curriculum will introduce you to the broad range of subject areas involved in the mounting of theatre and other kinds of live events (e.g. music, corporate and industry shows, cultural events, exhibitions, film and television). You will be given hands-on practice working on LASALLE’s drama, dance, musical theatre and music shows, which are staged in the College’s three fully equipped theatre venues. You will also have opportunities to contribute to film, videos and other forms of displays, exhibitions and events.

The curriculum allows you to find and explore your own strengths and interests as well as to give you the practice and skills required to open up career opportunities within the wide range of fields that exist within theatre and event production. Built within the programme curriculum are the transferable skills that will give you the widest possible skill set. Subject areas include production management, lighting, sound, audio visual, stage management, scenic construction, prop making and costume.

You will be empowered to work both independently and as part of a team. By collaborating on projects and productions with other programmes, you will learn to work with actors, dancers, musicians, visual artists and other technicians in planning and managing complex artistic and communication aspects.

The Diploma is offered as a full time programme over three years and is divided into three levels, which correspond to each academic year of the programme. The academic year is divided into two semesters of thirteen weeks with two additional Assessment Weeks (Week 14 and 15). There will be 120 credits for each year of study and successful Diploma graduates must gain a total of 360 credits points to earn the Diploma.

Diploma programmes span three levels, where your technical and vocational skills as well as competence and knowledge will be developed to ensure you are industry-ready. Upon successful completion, you will be awarded with a Diploma certificate. Thereafter, exceptional Diploma graduates may apply to enter Level 2 of a LASALLE BA(Hons) programme within the same discipline.

Career paths

Make an impact as: Production Manager, Technical Officer, Technical Manager, Stage Manager, Production Assistant, Stage Crew, Stage Mechanist, Lighting Technician, Sound Technician, Assistant to Set Designer, Assistant to Wardrobe Designer or Dresser.

Or make your mark in a related career: Events Manager, Venue Manager, Theatrical Fly man, Public Installation Practitioner, Scenic Designer, Scenic Builder, Props Maker, Lighting Designer or Sound Designer.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Performing Arts

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
SG$24,514.00 (13,76,418) per year
Subsidised fees per annum: SG $9,940

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected February 2023

More details

Start date

15 August 2022


Faculty of Performing Arts

McNally Campus,

1 McNally Street,

187940, Singapore

Entry requirements

For international students

Entry requirements may vary from country to country. However, students are required to complete international academic qualification equivalent to Singapore high school( i.e. Cambridge GCE O-Level/GCSE/IGCSE/Higher NITEC/NITEC Certificate/Singapore Integrated Programme).

English Language Requirements:

  • IELTS score of 5.5
  • TOEFL (iBT) score of 71
  • PTE Academic 42

About LASALLE College of the Arts

LASALLE College of the Arts is Asia’s leading tertiary institution in contemporary arts and design education and practice.

  • Comprehensive range of contemporary arts & design programmes
  • International faculty with strong industry connections
  • Award-winning campus in the heart of Singapore
  • Interdisciplinary collaborations across programmes

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