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Bachelor of Applied Arts, Film, Theatre and Live Entertainment

Credential
Bachelor of Applied Arts Degree
Duration

4 years 

Location
Main Campus
The Program

Students who complete the Bachelor of Applied Arts in Film, Theatre, and Live Entertainment will be well prepared for entry level work as performers, directors, producers, or technicians in mid to large sized theatres, film sets, and production companies, and they will also possess the skills and attributes to collaborate with others in the creative arts to develop independent projects that serve the film, theatre, and live event needs of local industry.

Built on a foundation of communication, storytelling, and business and entrepreneurial skills, the program offers the choice of three majors:

•           Acting *SUSPENDED*

•           Film Production

•           Live Entertainment Production *SUSPENDED*

Throughout the program, students are given the opportunity to apply their learning through projects, live theatre productions, and short films. Students will also have scheduled time to work collaboratively on projects with other students in the School of Creative Arts, including those studying Visual Art and Animation and Visual Effects.

The 4th year of the program is dedicated to mentored work-related experience where students can work in a relevant industry or on independent projects.

Program Outcomes:

Acting Major

  1. Practice teamwork and professionalism throughout the performance process. 
  2. Employ creativity and problem solving skills in the process of performance. 
  3. Communicate effectively in a verbal, written and physical manner within accepted acting industry based parameters. 
  4. Evaluate script information and performance requirements. 
  5. Employ acting industry safety procedures.
  6. Employ acting industry standard language and terminology.
  7. Practice stage and set standard ethics and workplace etiquette. 
  8. Practice career, entrepreneurial and life management skills with growing confidence (networking, creative vision, marketing). 
  9. Analyze own and others’ work in order to provide and appropriately respond to feedback. 
  10. Recognize and discuss work of cultural and gender diversity (aboriginal/global/gender perspectives/awareness). 
  11. Demonstrate depth and breadth of technical skills and techniques in theatre and film. 
  12. Practice performance skills within existing and emerging technologies. 

Film Production Major:

  1. Practice teamwork and professionalism throughout the film pre-production, production, and post-production process. 
  2. Employ creativity and problem solving skills in the process of filmmaking. 
  3. Communicate clearly in verbal, written and visual forms within accepted film industry based parameters addressing diverse audiences.  
  4. Evaluate film production information and requirements. 
  5. Employ film production industry safety procedures.
  6. Employ film production industry standard language and terminology. 
  7. Practice film production industry standard ethics and set etiquette. 
  8. Practice career, entrepreneurial and life management skills with growing confidence (networking, creative vision, marketing). 
  9. Analyze own and others’ work in order to provide and appropriately respond to feedback. 
  10. Recognize and discuss work of cultural and gender diversity (aboriginal/global/gender perspectives/awareness). 
  11. Demonstrate depth and breadth of skills in film (pre-production, production, post-production). 

Live Entertainment Production Major

  1. Practice teamwork and professionalism throughout the development and production process. 
  2. Employ creativity and problem solving skills throughout the process of producing a live event. 
  3. Communicate effectively in a verbal, written and visual manner within accepted live entertainment industry based parameters. 
  4. Evaluate production information and requirements for live entertainment. 
  5. Employ standard production safety procedures in producing live events. 
  6. Employ standard production language and terminology in producing live events. 
  7. Practice live entertainment industry etiquette standards in various workplace environments. 
  8. Use best practices for environmental sustainability. 
  9. Practice ethical behavior throughout the live production process. 
  10. Practice career, entrepreneurial and life management skills with growing confidence (networking, creative vision, marketing). 
  11. Examine your work and the work of others to disseminate and discuss process and workflow. 
  12. Recognize and discuss work of cultural and gender diversity (aboriginal/global/gender perspectives/awareness). 
  13. Demonstrate depth and breadth of technical skills for live entertainment production. 
Program Content

Acting

Year One:

  • CREA 105 Creative Core
  • CREA 110 Storytelling
  • COMM 210 Communication for Creative Arts
  • ACT 105 Expressive Body I
  • ACT 107 Voice and Speech
  • ACT 109 Acting I
  • ACT 110 Acting II
  • ACT 205 Voice and Body I
  • SCA Elective 
  • SCA Elective

One of:

  • AVFX 109 Animation History
  • FTLE 105 Theatre History Analysis
  • FTLE 110 Theatre Production History 
  • FILM 201 Introduction to Film: Film Art
  • FILM 202 Introduction to Film: Film History
  • MUSI 233 Introduction to Music History
  • ART 201 Art History I
  • ART 203 Art History II

One of:

  • ART 231 Visual Fundamentals 2D
  • ART 241 Drawing I

Year Two:

  • FTLE 205 Directing I
  • FTLE 210 Storytelling II
  • FTLE 215 Business for Stage and Screen
  • FTLE 220 Projects I
  • ACT 213 Voice Acting
  • ACT 224 Stage Combat I
  • ACT 209 Acting III
  • ACT 210 Acting IV
  • ACT 207 Voice and Speech II
  • ACT 226 Expressive Body II
  • ACT 230 Production Company Management I
  • Breadth Elective

Year Three:

  • FTLE 305 Workshops I
  • FTLE 306 Workshops II
  • ACT 206 Voice and Body II
  • ACT 308 Acting with Technology
  • ACT 320 Auditioning for Film
  • ACT 309 Acting V
  • ACT 310 Acting VI
  • ACT 330 Production Company Management II
  • ACT 331 Production Company Management III
  • Breadth Elective
  • Acting or Production Elective
  • Acting or Production Elective

One of:

  • PROD 309 Stage Projects I
  • PROD 300 Film Projects I

One of:

  • PROD 310 Stage Projects II
  • PROD 301 Film Projects II

Year Four:

  • FTLE 405 Applied Practicum I
  • FTLE 410 Applied Practicum II

Film Production

Year One: 

  • CREA 105 Creative Core
  • CREA 110 Storytelling I
  • COMM 210 Communication for Creative Arts
  • PROD 100 Production Fundamentals I
  • PROD 101 Production Fundamentals II
  • PROD 103 Film Production I
  • PROD 105 Production Safety 
  • SCA Elective 
  • SCA Elective

One of:

  • AVFX 109 Animation History
  • FTLE 105 Theatre History Analysis
  • FTLE 110 Theatre Production History 
  • FILM 201 Introduction to Film: Film Art
  • FILM 202 Introduction to Film: Film History
  • MUSI 233 Introduction to Music History
  • ART 201 Art History I
  • ART 203 Art History II

One of:

  • ART 231 Visual Fundamentals 2D
  • ART 241 Drawing I

Year Two:

  • FTLE 205 Directing I
  • FTLE 210 Storytelling II
  • FTLE 215 Business for Stage and Screen
  • FTLE 220 Projects I
  • PROD 203 Film Production II
  • PROD 204 Film Production III
  • PROD 221 Documentary Fundamentals
  • Acting or Production Elective
  • SCA Elective 
  • Breadth Elective

One of:

  • PROD 205 Advanced Cinematography I
  • AVFX 209 Post Production I

Year Three:

  • FTLE 305 Workshops I
  • FTLE 306 Workshops II
  • ACT 326 Directing for Film I
  • PROD 300 Film Projects I
  • PROD 301 Film Projects II
  • PROD 303 Film Production IV
  • PROD 304 Film Production V
  • PROD 307 Business for Film Production
  • PROD 315 Screenwriting
  • Production Elective
  • SCA Elective
  • Breadth Elective

Year Four:

  • FTLE 405 Applied Practicum I
  • FTLE 410 Applied Practicum II

Live Entertainment Production

Year One:

  • CREA 105 Creative Core
  • CREA 110 Storytelling I
  • COMM 210 Communication for Creative Arts
  • PROD 100 Production Fundamentals I
  • PROD 101 Production Fundamentals II
  • PROD 103 Film Production I
  • PROD 105 Production Safety 
  • SCA Elective 
  • SCA Elective

One of:

  • AVFX 109 Animation History
  • FTLE 105 Theatre History Analysis
  • FTLE 110 Theatre Production History 
  • FILM 201 Introduction to Film: Film Art
  • FILM 202 Introduction to Film: Film History
  • MUSI 233 Introduction to Music History
  • ART 201 Art History I
  • ART 203 Art History II

One of:

  • ART 231 Visual Fundamentals 2D
  • ART 241 Drawing I

Year Two:

  • FTLE 205 Directing I
  • FTLE 210 Storytelling II
  • FTLE 215 Business for Stage and Screen
  • FTLE 220 Projects I
  • PROD 207 Wardrobe Aesthetics
  • PROD 209 Drafting for the Entertainment Industry
  • PROD 211 Entertainment Management I
  • PROD 213 Stagecraft I: Building and Scenic Painting
  • PROD 215 Sound for Live Entertainment
  • PROD 219 Lighting and Projections I
  • Breadth Elective

Year Three:

  • FTLE 305 Workshops I
  • FTLE 306 Workshops II
  • PROD 309 Stage Projects I
  • PROD 310 Stage Projects II
  • PROD 319 Lighting and Projections II
  • PROD 321 Event Production I
  • PROD 322 Event Production II
  • Production Elective
  • Production Elective
  • Breadth Elective

Two of:

  • PROD 311 Entertainment Management II
  • PROD 313 Stagecraft II: Building and Scenic Painting
  • PROD 327 CAD and 3D Modeling 
  • PROD 329 Design for the Entertainment Industry

Year Four:

  • FTLE 405 Applied Practicum I
  • FTLE 410 Applied Practicum II

Visit RDC’s Course Catalogue/Timetable to read detailed course descriptions.