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WSQ Perform Basic Stage Operations

A successful stage production is not merely what the performers do on stage. What happens out of the audience's view and how all the different parts come together seamlessly is just as important. Making this happen is no easy task and the production team has the responsibility for this.

This foundation series is aimed at helping technicians upgrade their skills and for students of theatre to gain a deeper insight into technical theatre. It provides them with the basics needed to work in professional theatre.

The different aspects of technical theatre will be covered in the respective modules:
Module 1: Introduction to Technical Theatre
Module 2: Fundamentals of Stage Management
Module 3: Fundamentals of Stage Lighting
Module 4: Fundamentals of Performance Sound

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WSQ Perform Basic Stage Operations

This 3-day training programme combines theory and practice in relation to working behind the stage in the arts or entertainment industry.

Programme Description
The training covers the theory and practical aspects of assisting in preparing the stage area for technical set-up, basic theatre and staging terminologies, laying of floor for production according to stage plan, basic techniques of assembling and positioning of set and scenery pieces, hanging of drapes and bumping out at the end of a performance.

To successfully complete the programme, the participant must attend the 3-day programme and undertake an assessment.

Programme Details
Course Run 1 - 8 to 10 Apr 2015
(Closing date for registration: 23 Mar 2015)
Course Run 2 - 11 to 13 May 2015
(Closing date for registration: 30 Apr 2015)
Course Run 3 - 1 to 3 Jul 2015
(Closing date for registration: 2 Jun 2015)

Duration: 9am to 6pm
Course Venue: Esplanade

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WSQ Demonstrate Knowledge of Production & Technical Theatre Practice

This 2-day programme provides the knowledge and understanding of working in technical productions in the arts or entertainment industry.

Programme Description
The training covers the range of theatre genres, types of performance venues and staging configurations, staging, theatre space and staging terminologies, production process such as script reading, production meetings, roles and responsibilities and the dismantling (tear-down) process.

To successfully complete the programme, the participant must attend the 2-day programme and undertake an assessment.

Programme Details
Course Run 1 - 6 to 7 Apr 2015
(Closing date for registration: 30 Mar 2015)
Course Run 2 - 3 to 4 Jun 2015
(Closing date for registration: 4 May 2015)
Course Run 3 - 24 to 25 Aug 2015
(Closing date for registration: 27 Jul 2015)

Duration: 9.30am to 6pm
Course Venue: Esplanade

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WSQ Erect, Maintain & Dismantle Working Platforms and Access Equipment

This 3-day training programme combines theory and practical work in relation to working on elevated work platforms.

Programme Description
The programme covers the theoretical and practical aspects of operating elevated work platforms in which the height of platforms is adjusted by telescoping, scissor mechanisms, articulation, or any combination of these methods.

The training will also cover the use of Tallescope, a mobile, manually operated telescopic ladder with a fixed basket.

To successfully complete the programme, the participant must attend the 3-day programme and undertake a written and practical assessment.

Programme Details
Course Run 1 - 2 to 4 Jun 2015
(Closing date for registration: 4 May 2015)
Course Run 2 - 6 to 8 Jul 2015
(Closing date for registration: 8 Jun 2015)
Course Run 3 - 7 to 9 Sep 2015
(Closing date for registration: 3 Aug 2015)
Course Run 4 - 12 to 14 Oct 2015
(Closing date for registration: 7 Sep 2015)

Duration: 9am to 6pm
Course Venue: Esplanade

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WSQ Working Safely at Height

This 2-day training programme combines theory and practice in relation to working safely at height in the arts or entertainment industry.

Programme Description
The training covers the theory and practical aspects of working at height including the following: understanding different types of general accessing equipment, the proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE) to prevent or arrest falls, identification of hazards and assessment of risks.

To successfully complete the programme, the participant must attend the 2-day programme and undertake an assessment.

Programme Details
Course Run 1 - 13 to 14 Apr 2015
(Closing date for registration: 3 Mar 2015)
Course Run 2 - 7 to 8 May 2015
(Closing date for registration: 6 Apr 2015)
Course Run 3 - 1 to 2 Sep 2015
(Closing date for registration: 3 Aug 2015)
Course Run 4 - 5 to 6 Oct 2015
(Closing date for registration: 2 Sep 2015)

Duration: 9am to 6pm
Course Venue: Esplanade

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WSQ Basic Theatrical Rigging Programme - Part I

One of the most technically complex skills in the live entertainment industry is suspending theatrical equipment like lighting, speakers, trusses and scenic elements. Safe rigging is not guesswork and the repercussions of improperly rigged systems are life threatening.

Programme Description
Theatrical Rigging Programme (Part I) consists of 3 Modules covering both theoretical and supervised practical experience and this will be conducted over 10½ days including assessment.

Each of the training modules must be satisfactorily completed and participant must meet all requirements before undertaking the next level of training.

Participants must also go through and pass the Signaling for Lifting Operation and Rigging Operation Certification before they are allowed to take module 2.

Programme Details
Course Run 1
(Closing date for registration: 30 Mar 2015)
Course Run 2
(Closing date for registration: 18 Sep 2015)
Course Run 3
(Closing date for registration: 4 Dec 2015)

Duration: 9am to 6pm
Course Venue: Esplanade

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Music Score Reading Programme

The Music Score Reading Programme provides basic knowledge and understanding of music score reading for individuals with an interest in productions in the arts or entertainment industry. It will be conducted over 5 sessions in the evenings and each session is 3½ hours long.

Programme Objective
This programme aims to equip the participant with knowledge of the rudiments in music score reading and its application.

Programme Outline
• Different types of music scores
• Concept of pitch and notation
• Concept of pulse, tempi and rhythm
• Musical terms and abbreviations
• Basic theory
• Practical work in reading of scores

Programme Details
Course Run 1 - 13 to 14 Aug & 17 to 19 Aug 2015
(Closing date for registration: 13 Jul 2015)
Course Run 2 - 15 to 16 Oct & 19 to 21 Oct 2015
(Closing date for registration: 14 Sep 2015)

Duration: 6.30pm - 10pm
Course Venue: Esplanade

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  Specialised Stage Lighting Programme
  Technical Theatre Programmes
TECHNICAL THEATRE PROGRAMMES
What makes a successful stage production is not merely what performers do on stage. The happenings out of the audience's view and how all the different parts of a production come together seamlessly is just as important. Making this happen is no easy task and the production team is tasked with this key responsibility. The Esplanade Technical Theatre Programme is an initiative to develop and upgrade the technical skills in the theatre industry. The programme, organized by Esplanade since 1999 caters to technical professionals in the theatre industry, students of theatre and technicians of other industries who would like to start a career in this industry. Information on the various programmes is indicated below. These programmes will only be conducted when there is demand and there are sufficient numbers to convene a session.
TECHNICAL THEATRE TRAINING PROGRAMME (TTTP)
The Technical Theatre Training Programme is a 12-month sponsored training programme that provides entry level training in technical theatre. It is a competency based training programme that is designed to meet the Singapore Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ) standards.

Trainees will learn and be assessed on the technical aspects of theatrical production including constructing and rigging scenery, hanging and focusing of lighting, recording and mixing of sound and organizing or coordinating for a production. The training programme will provide the trainees with the knowledge, skills and experience in working on a range of productions in staging, lighting and sound.

The 12-month training programme commences every 1 May and will complete on 30 April the following year.

REQUIREMENTS

  • A Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Some working experience in technical theatre or the arts industry
  • Completed National Service (for male candidates)
  • Computer literate and conversant in Microsoft word and excel
TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • Training allowance - $1200 monthly (no other allowances and benefits payable)
  • Status during training - An Esplanade trainee (not an employee of Esplanade)
  • Cost of training - $39,929 (fully sponsored).
  • The trainee will be bonded to work for 2288 hrs as a casual in Esplanade after the training programme. To bond period of 2288 hours is to be completed within a 3-year (equivalent to 1 year). You will be paid a casual labour pay rate during the bonded period
  • Rest days during training - 13 rest days per quarter
  • Vacation Leave - 7 days (to be rostered by Esplanade)
  • Insurance coverage for any injury sustained during training
    Basic hospitalization and surgical insurance coverage
  • Hours of training - long and irregular (more than 44 hours a week on average)
The annual recruitment exercise commences in January. Interested candidates for each year can apply for the TTTP by completing this application form and email the completed form to Ms Marian Koh at kmarian@esplanade.com by 18 February of the same year.
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Only shortlisted applicants will be notified. For further enquiries, you can contact Ms Marian Koh at 68288246.
For more information, please contact :

Marian Koh
The Esplanade Co Ltd
1 Esplanade Drive
Singapore 038981

Tel: +65 6828 8246
Fax: +65 6338 5838
Email: kmarian@esplanade.com