Theatre Production Practicum Programs at Banff Centre | Apply Today

Learn and create in the unrivalled mountain setting of the Canadian Rockies this spring and summer! The following programs are currently open for applications:

Boots and Shoes Technician Practicum
Develop the basic skill set required for boots and shoes work in the theatre industry. Project work as required by shows at Banff Centre will include soling, repairs, paint, alterations, and leather work. Applicants must possess a strong creative ability and visual sense, while strong basic hand and machine sewing skills as well as an ability to visualize both in two and three dimensions are assets.

Scenic Artist Practicum
Learn classic and modern scenic art ideas, processes, tools, and techniques. Participants will interpret designer information and translate it into high quality finished surfaces as required for each production. Ideal applicants will have completed technical theatre or fine art training that included hands-on scenic art practice, or have equivalent work experience. 

Scenic Carpenter Practicum
Program participants will interpret and generate technical information from drafting, handle materials, safely operate and maintain Scenic Shop equipment, implement a build plan, participate in the efficient construction of stage scenery, and load productions in and out. Ideal applicants will have completed formal theatre technical training in an accredited institution or have equivalent work experience. 

Wardrobe Technician Practicum
Observe and participate in the creative production process from interpretive design concept through creative development to realization. Learn to analyze all areas of the production schedule. Successful applicants should have a sound understanding of sewing construction and techniques. Post-secondary costume studies or related work experience would be beneficial. 

Wigs and Makeup Technician Practicum
This is presently the only program in Canada with a hands-on, self-led learning atmosphere where mentor support is provided. Starting with the basics, practicum participants will learn about wig and hair types and the various construction techniques for making wig foundations and facial hair. Ideal applicants will enjoy working with their hands, and have patience and an eye for detail. Visual arts experience is an asset.

Discovery Category: Training (e.g. workshops, courses, etc.)
Start Date: May 07, 2019
End Date: Aug 06, 2019
Format: In-Person
Venue Name: Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
Address: 107 Tunnel Mountain Drive, Box 1020, Banff, AB, T1L 1H5
Cost: These programs are covered 100% by financial assistance from Banff Centre.
Provider: Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
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