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Introductory Short Course
Theatre technology
There is a great need for arts and culture management training on community level to create sustainability and jobs in the industry. The Institute for Arts Management and Development has the expertise to present this training and has been doing so successfully for the past 10 years.

Purpose of the course:

To empower people that are involved in the arts and culture industry on grass roots level to manage their community based arts and culture organisations more effectively and on a more sustainable level.

Admission requirements:

Admission requirements: 
Grade 12 or equivalent qualification to matric.
Learning assumed to be in place: 
Practical involvement in any kind of arts / culture organisation or structure. A passion for the arts and creative industries Good reading, writing and communication skills.

Course outcomes and assessment criteria :

Course outcomes and the associated assessment criteria: 

Study Unit


Assessment Criteria

  After completion of this course, participants will: Participant will be assessed on the following criteria:
  • General orientation to the  theatre environment
  • Safety in the theatre
  • Applicable legislation
  • Foyer management  
  • Duties and responsibilities
  • Stage management
  • Duties and responsibilities
  • Introduction to Theatre Sound
  • How does it work?
  • Basic equipment and it’s functioning
  • Introduction to Stage Lighting
  • Basic equipment and it’s functioning
  • Planning the lighting for a production
  • Colour
  • Special effects
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of the importance of safety in the theatre through group discussions
  • Discuss and list the duties of a foyer manager
  • Discuss and list the duties of a stage manager
  • Set up a small sound system with all the basic equipment in a practical exercise.
  • Set up a small lighting system with all the basic equipment in a practical exercise
  • Draw up a lighting plan for a production


Method of assessment: 
Formative assessment throughout and a summative assessment at the end

Additional information

T43 100 1
Mode of delivery: 
Target group: 
This is a concise programme focussed on the teacher that must present productions at school level, the technical person at community performing arts level, learners that have an interest in the technical aspects of productions and students involved in theatre for the love of it.
Contact us
Mr Leroux Malan
Telephone number: 
018 299 2852