The Production Program at Studio 58 is a two year, full-time course for those who want a career in the technical side of theatre and the other performing arts. The Program also provides a background for the film and television industry.
Production Students dive into the fundamentals of theatre practice by attending acting, movement, and voice classes in their first term. In the last three terms, they are taught by specialists in all areas: Stage Management, Production Management, Set Design, Computer Aided Design, Lighting, Costumes, Props, Sound and Multimedia, Writing, and One-Person Shows. Through these classes they unleash their artistic and aesthetic talents.
In our intimate theatre, we present four fully-produced plays per year, which run for two to three weeks. The productions provide the focus of the Production Program training: you will be taught by some of the top designers and technicians in Canada in a "hands-on" manner while giving practical support to the plays.
You will also be exposed to some of the best directors in the industry. By the time you graduate, your work will have already been seen by many of the people who can give you jobs.
Within the vibrant theatre community of Vancouver, there are sometimes opportunities for our senior students while still in school. These students will get a chance to work as actors in professional productions as part of their practicum.
More than 90% of our graduates find professional work in the theatre or the related arts within six months of graduating.
Demands of the Program
Caution! Plenty of hard work!
An average day begins at 8:30 AM and winds down around 9 PM The daily routine is filled with classes, crew calls, rehearsals and the evening performances of our public shows. You will also work into the weekends.
Our programs are intensive, and we insist on high standards. There is no time for after-school jobs, so we urge all our students to plan their finances carefully.