Diploma Admissions

 

Minimum Academic Requirements

Country Qualification Remarks
Qualifications Remarks
Year 10 Certificate 5 credits including a pass in English
Qualifications Remarks
GCE ‘O’ Level 5 credits including a pass in English
Qualifications Remarks
Senior High School Diploma 5 credits and IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL iBT 71
Qualifications Remarks
Realschulabschluss/Mittlere Reife IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL iBT 71
Qualifications Remarks
Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) 5 subjects at Level 2 and above including English
Qualifications Remarks
Indian Certification of Secondary Education (ICSE) by Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) 5 credits including English (Grade 1-5)
All Indian Secondary School Examination by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) 5 credits including English (Grade A1-C2)
Qualifications Remarks
Completed Senior High School (Year 12) and
passed National Final Examination (SMA UAN)
5 credits including a pass in English
Qualifications Remarks
Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate/ Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho 5 credits and IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL iBT 71
Qualifications Remarks
High School Diploma (Year 12) 5 credits and IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL iBT 71
Qualifications Remarks
Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) 5 subjects (Grade A-C) including Cambridge O-Level English Language
Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) 5 subjects (Grade A1-B6) and IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL iBT 71
Qualifications Remarks
Basic Education High School Examination 5 credits and IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL iBT 71
Qualifications Remarks
Vitnemal fra Grunnskolen
(formerly Avgangseksamen)
(Leaving Certificate from Lower Secondary School)
5 credits including a pass in English
Qualifications Remarks
High School Diploma (12 years of general education) 5 credits including a pass in English

 

 

 

 

Qualifications Remarks
Certificate of Secondary (Complete) General Education IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL iBT 71
Qualifications Remarks
General Secondary Education Certificate/Industrial Institute Diploma IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL iBT 71
Qualifications Remarks
Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level Aggregate score of 25 points or better in 4 GCE ‘O’ Level subjects, excluding English. A pass in English at Grade C6 or better. Alternative English qualification: IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL iBT 71
GCSE/IGCSE 5 subjects, including English (Grade A to C)
Singapore Integrated Programme Completed IP Year 4
Higher NITEC or NITEC Certificate  
Qualifications Remarks
Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level) 5 credits including a pass in English
Qualifications Remarks
Slutbetyg fran Grundskola
(Leaving Certificate awarded on completion of compulsory education)
5 credits including a pass in English
Qualifications Remarks
Senior High School 5 credits and IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL iBT 71
Qualifications Remarks
Mathayom/Maw 6 with score of 50% and above 5 credits and IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL iBT 71
Qualifications Remarks
Tawjihiyya IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL iBT 71
Qualifications Remarks
General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) 5 subjects, including English (Grade A to C). Alternative English qualification: IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL iBT 71
Qualifications Remarks
High School Graduation Diploma 5 credits including a pass in English
Qualifications Remarks
Upper Secondary School Graduation Diploma/ National University Entrance Examination IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL iBT 71
Entry Into IELTS TOEFL
PBT CBT IBT
Diploma 5.5 525 197 71

* If an international applicant has satisfied all the other requirements of entry but does not have evidence of the required standard of English, he/she will be eligible to undertake the LASALLE English Proficiency Test (EPT). Successful completion will aid the application process into the programme of choice.

Entry Into IELTS TOEFL
PBT CBT IBT
Diploma 5.5 525 197 71

* If an international applicant has satisfied all the other requirements of entry but does not have evidence of the required standard of English, he/she will be eligible to undertake the LASALLE English Proficiency Test (EPT). Successful completion will aid the application process into the programme of choice.

Entry Into IELTS TOEFL
PBT CBT IBT
Diploma 5.5 525 197 71

* If an international applicant has satisfied all the other requirements of entry but does not have evidence of the required standard of English, he/she will be eligible to undertake the LASALLE English Proficiency Test (EPT). Successful completion will aid the application process into the programme of choice.

Entry Into IELTS TOEFL
PBT CBT IBT
Diploma 5.5 525 197 71

* If an international applicant has satisfied all the other requirements of entry but does not have evidence of the required standard of English, he/she will be eligible to undertake the LASALLE English Proficiency Test (EPT). Successful completion will aid the application process into the programme of choice.

Entry Into IELTS TOEFL
PBT CBT IBT
Diploma 5.5 525 197 71

* If an international applicant has satisfied all the other requirements of entry but does not have evidence of the required standard of English, he/she will be eligible to undertake the LASALLE English Proficiency Test (EPT). Successful completion will aid the application process into the programme of choice.

Entry Into IELTS TOEFL
PBT CBT IBT
Diploma 5.5 525 197 71

* If an international applicant has satisfied all the other requirements of entry but does not have evidence of the required standard of English, he/she will be eligible to undertake the LASALLE English Proficiency Test (EPT). Successful completion will aid the application process into the programme of choice.

Entry Into IELTS TOEFL
PBT CBT IBT
Diploma 5.5 525 197 71

* If an international applicant has satisfied all the other requirements of entry but does not have evidence of the required standard of English, he/she will be eligible to undertake the LASALLE English Proficiency Test (EPT). Successful completion will aid the application process into the programme of choice.

Entry Into IELTS TOEFL
PBT CBT IBT
Diploma 5.5 525 197 71

* If an international applicant has satisfied all the other requirements of entry but does not have evidence of the required standard of English, he/she will be eligible to undertake the LASALLE English Proficiency Test (EPT). Successful completion will aid the application process into the programme of choice.

Entry Into IELTS TOEFL
PBT CBT IBT
Diploma 5.5 525 197 71

* If an international applicant has satisfied all the other requirements of entry but does not have evidence of the required standard of English, he/she will be eligible to undertake the LASALLE English Proficiency Test (EPT). Successful completion will aid the application process into the programme of choice.

Entry Into IELTS TOEFL
PBT CBT IBT
Diploma 5.5 525 197 71

* If an international applicant has satisfied all the other requirements of entry but does not have evidence of the required standard of English, he/she will be eligible to undertake the LASALLE English Proficiency Test (EPT). Successful completion will aid the application process into the programme of choice.

Entry Into IELTS TOEFL
PBT CBT IBT
Diploma 5.5 525 197 71

* If an international applicant has satisfied all the other requirements of entry but does not have evidence of the required standard of English, he/she will be eligible to undertake the LASALLE English Proficiency Test (EPT). Successful completion will aid the application process into the programme of choice.

Entry Into IELTS TOEFL
PBT CBT IBT
Diploma 5.5 525 197 71

* If an international applicant has satisfied all the other requirements of entry but does not have evidence of the required standard of English, he/she will be eligible to undertake the LASALLE English Proficiency Test (EPT). Successful completion will aid the application process into the programme of choice.

Entry Into IELTS TOEFL
PBT CBT IBT
Diploma 5.5 525 197 71

* If an international applicant has satisfied all the other requirements of entry but does not have evidence of the required standard of English, he/she will be eligible to undertake the LASALLE English Proficiency Test (EPT). Successful completion will aid the application process into the programme of choice.

Entry Into IELTS TOEFL
PBT CBT IBT
Diploma 5.5 525 197 71

* If an international applicant has satisfied all the other requirements of entry but does not have evidence of the required standard of English, he/she will be eligible to undertake the LASALLE English Proficiency Test (EPT). Successful completion will aid the application process into the programme of choice.

Entry Into IELTS TOEFL
PBT CBT IBT
Diploma 5.5 525 197 71

* If an international applicant has satisfied all the other requirements of entry but does not have evidence of the required standard of English, he/she will be eligible to undertake the LASALLE English Proficiency Test (EPT). Successful completion will aid the application process into the programme of choice.

Entry Into IELTS TOEFL
PBT CBT IBT
Diploma 5.5 525 197 71

* If an international applicant has satisfied all the other requirements of entry but does not have evidence of the required standard of English, he/she will be eligible to undertake the LASALLE English Proficiency Test (EPT). Successful completion will aid the application process into the programme of choice.

Entry Into IELTS TOEFL
PBT CBT IBT
Diploma 5.5 525 197 71

* If an international applicant has satisfied all the other requirements of entry but does not have evidence of the required standard of English, he/she will be eligible to undertake the LASALLE English Proficiency Test (EPT). Successful completion will aid the application process into the programme of choice.

Entry Into IELTS TOEFL
PBT CBT IBT
Diploma 5.5 525 197 71

* If an international applicant has satisfied all the other requirements of entry but does not have evidence of the required standard of English, he/she will be eligible to undertake the LASALLE English Proficiency Test (EPT). Successful completion will aid the application process into the programme of choice.

Entry Into IELTS TOEFL
PBT CBT IBT
Diploma 5.5 525 197 71

* If an international applicant has satisfied all the other requirements of entry but does not have evidence of the required standard of English, he/she will be eligible to undertake the LASALLE English Proficiency Test (EPT). Successful completion will aid the application process into the programme of choice.

Entry Into IELTS TOEFL
PBT CBT IBT
Diploma 5.5 525 197 71

* If an international applicant has satisfied all the other requirements of entry but does not have evidence of the required standard of English, he/she will be eligible to undertake the LASALLE English Proficiency Test (EPT). Successful completion will aid the application process into the programme of choice.

Entry Into IELTS TOEFL
PBT CBT IBT
Diploma 5.5 525 197 71

* If an international applicant has satisfied all the other requirements of entry but does not have evidence of the required standard of English, he/she will be eligible to undertake the LASALLE English Proficiency Test (EPT). Successful completion will aid the application process into the programme of choice.

Entry Into IELTS TOEFL
PBT CBT IBT
Diploma 5.5 525 197 71

* If an international applicant has satisfied all the other requirements of entry but does not have evidence of the required standard of English, he/she will be eligible to undertake the LASALLE English Proficiency Test (EPT). Successful completion will aid the application process into the programme of choice.

Entry Into IELTS TOEFL
PBT CBT IBT
Diploma 5.5 525 197 71

* If an international applicant has satisfied all the other requirements of entry but does not have evidence of the required standard of English, he/she will be eligible to undertake the LASALLE English Proficiency Test (EPT). Successful completion will aid the application process into the programme of choice.

Entry Into IELTS TOEFL
PBT CBT IBT
Diploma 5.5 525 197 71

* If an international applicant has satisfied all the other requirements of entry but does not have evidence of the required standard of English, he/she will be eligible to undertake the LASALLE English Proficiency Test (EPT). Successful completion will aid the application process into the programme of choice.

Admissions Test/Audition/Portfolio & Interview Requirements

All applicants are required to take an Admissions Test or submit a portfolio and attend an interview. 

Option 1: Admissions Test

The Admissions Test is only available to applicants from Singapore and in selected cities in China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Myanmar subject to availability of test schedules. Applicants will be notified of the required materials to bring along for the Admissions Test. 

After the Admissions Test, an interview will be conducted for applicants. During the interview applicants are required to share their motivation in pursuing the Diploma programme that he/she has applied to. For international applicants who have undertaken the Admissions Test, a Skype/phone interview will be arranged at a later date for those who have passed the Admissions Test. 

Option 2: Portfolio

Create a portfolio containing minimum 10 pieces of original work. 

Label each work as follows: (i) title of your work (if any), (ii) medium used and (iii) month/year created. Your work may be inspired by a movie or book. 

Your portfolio should include at least two of the following categories: Paintings, drawings, collages, posters, sculptures, digital images (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc), photographs and/or video clips. 

Your portfolio should consist of works created solely by yourself (not from a photograph, magazine, or copied from a reproduction of another source). Provide artwork that have been recently completed within the last five years. 

During the interview applicants are required to participate in a discussion about the content of their portfolio. 

We are looking for applicants who demonstrate: 

  • Readiness to participate in different learning environments 
  • An inclination to learn through exploration and experimentation 
  • A keen interest to acquire knowledge of the Visual Arts 
  • Good studentship i.e. time management, independent, learning integrity, etc. 

 

 

This is a generalist Programme covering music and audio production for live performance and recorded music production, music theory, and aural training that prepares students for entry into the music industry or further degree studies. Students from all music backgrounds can enter this Programme with an audition that demonstrates their previous experience in music and audio production. 

You are required to attend an interview with an audition component to demonstrate your creative potential. You are expected to demonstrate experience in music and audio production by presenting two examples of your work via CD or DVD, as well as a clear vision for your own musical future. Examples of acceptable CD/ DVD submissions are recordings of music productions, original compositions recorded and produced by you, or DVD video of a live performance where you were an integral part of a live sound reinforcement production. 

Music Training Pre-requisites 

Previous qualifications in music theory or practical exams are preferred but not a requirement for entry into the Diploma Programme. Students will be judged solely on their ability to perform during the audition and interview process. 

Audition Requirements 

  • Theory/Aural: Complete a music theory and aural test set by the School of Contemporary Music. 
  • Practical: Present two examples of work in music and audio production. Students must be prepared to discuss their role in the production and demonstrate an understanding of the technologies involved. (CD/DVD must be submitted to the audition panel) 

All applicants are required to take an Admissions Test or submit a portfolio and attend an interview. 

Option 1: Admissions Test

The Admissions Test is only available to applicants from Singapore and in selected cities in China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Myanmar subject to availability of test schedules. Applicants will be notified of the required materials to bring along for the Admissions Test. 

After the Admissions Test, an interview will be conducted for applicants. During the interview applicants are required to share their motivation in pursuing the Diploma programme that he/she has applied to. For international applicants who have undertaken the Admissions Test, a Skype/phone interview will be arranged at a later date for those who have passed the Admissions Test. 

Option 2: Portfolio

Create a portfolio containing minimum 10 pieces of original work. 

Label each work as follows: (i) title of your work (if any), (ii) medium used and (iii) month/year created. Your work may be inspired by a movie or book. 

Your portfolio should include at least two of the following categories: Paintings, drawings, collages, posters, sculptures, digital images (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc), photographs and/or video clips. 

Your portfolio should consist of works created solely by yourself (not from a photograph, magazine, or copied from a reproduction of another source). Provide artwork that have been recently completed within the last five years. 

During the interview applicants are required to participate in a discussion about the content of their portfolio. 

We are looking for applicants who demonstrate: 

  • Readiness to participate in different learning environments 
  • An inclination to learn through exploration and experimentation 
  • A keen interest to acquire knowledge of the Visual Arts 
  • Good studentship i.e. time management, independent, learning integrity, etc. 

Written Assignments: To be submitted at your audition/interview.

  • Be prepared to talk about your favourite dancer and/or a memorable dance performance. What, who inspires you, and why you have chosen to come to LASALLE.
  • Write about a dance performance that you have seen recently. Did you like it? Why? (200-250 words)
  • Are Waffles really better than Pancakes? (200-250 words)

Audition Guidelines

  • You will be required to do a one and a half hour Ballet class/Contemporary class during the Audition. Additional Contemporary dance combinations may be given.
  • If you feel Contemporary Dance or Ballet does not best demonstrate your natural dance ability, you can request for an opportunity to perform a solo demonstrating another technique, e.g. Jazz or Hip Hop. The duration of the solo is to be 1 to 3 minutes. If you are requesting this opportunity, it should be indicated in the application form, but is subject to approval.
  • If you have absolutely no experience in the Ballet/Contemporary, you are to submit a DVD of yourself dancing in the technique that you are familiar with, prior to the audition date, or to bring the DVD with you for the audition.

Things to Note
In preparing for the audition, it is advisable that you thoroughly warm up and that you wear appropriate dance wear and footwear for the audition. Please take note that you may be asked to improvise in your audition.

What are we looking for?
The assessment of your audition will be based on your ability to pick up and replicate steps, show natural dance ability, a good understanding of the chosen technique, a strong performance quality and a passion for movement. We are looking for people who are disciplined, open to learning and are dedicated to growing in their art.

All applicants are required to take an Admissions Test or submit a portfolio and attend an interview. 

Option 1: Admissions Test

The Admissions Test is only available to applicants from Singapore and in selected cities in China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Myanmar subject to availability of test schedules. Applicants will be notified of the required materials to bring along for the Admissions Test. 

After the Admissions Test, an interview will be conducted for applicants. During the interview applicants are required to share their motivation in pursuing the Diploma programme that he/she has applied to. For international applicants who have undertaken the Admissions Test, a Skype/phone interview will be arranged at a later date for those who have passed the Admissions Test. 

Option 2: Portfolio

Create a portfolio containing minimum 10 pieces of original work. 

Label each work as follows: (i) title of your work (if any), (ii) medium used and (iii) month/year created. Your work may be inspired by a movie or book. 

Your portfolio should include at least two of the following categories: Paintings, drawings, collages, posters, sculptures, digital images (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc), photographs, and/or video clips. 

Your portfolio should consist of works created solely by yourself (not from a photograph, magazine, or copied from a reproduction of another source). Provide artwork that have been recently completed within the last five years. 

During the interview applicants are required to participate in a discussion about the content of their portfolio. 

We are looking for applicants who demonstrate:

  • Readiness to participate in different learning environments
  • An inclination to learn through exploration and experimentation
  • A keen interest to acquire knowledge of the Visual Arts
  • Good studentship i.e. time management, independent, learning integrity, etc.

 

All applicants are required to take an Admissions Test or submit a portfolio and attend an interview.

Option 1: Admissions Test

The Admissions Test is only available to applicants from Singapore and in selected cities in China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Myanmar subject to availability of test schedules. Applicants will be notified of the required materials to bring along for the Admissions Test. 

After the Admissions Test, an interview will be conducted for applicants. During the interview applicants are required to share their motivation in pursuing the Diploma programme that he/she has applied to. For international applicants who have undertaken the Admissions Test, a Skype/phone interview will be arranged at a later date for those who have passed the Admissions Test. 

Option 2: Portfolio

Create a portfolio containing minimum 10 pieces of original work. 

Label each work as follows: (i) title of your work (if any), (ii) medium used and (iii) month/year created. Your work may be inspired by a movie or book. 

Your portfolio should include at least two of the following categories: Paintings, drawings, collages, posters, sculptures, digital images (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc), photographs and/or video clips. 

Your portfolio should consist of works created solely by yourself (not from a photograph, magazine, or copied from a reproduction of another source). Provide artwork that have been recently completed within the last five years. 

During the interview applicants are required to participate in a discussion about the content of their portfolio. 

We are looking for applicants who demonstrate:

  • Readiness to participate in different learning environments
  • An inclination to learn through exploration and experimentation
  • A keen interest to acquire knowledge of the Visual Arts
  • Good studentship i.e. time management, independent, learning integrity, etc.

 

All applicants are required to take an Admissions Test or submit a portfolio and attend an interview. 

Option 1: Admissions Test 

The Admissions Test is only available to applicants from Singapore and in selected cities in China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Myanmar subject to availability of test schedules. Applicants will be notified of the required materials to bring along for the Admissions Test. 

After the Admissions Test, an interview will be conducted for applicants. During the interview applicants are required to share their motivation in pursuing the Diploma programme that he/she has applied to. For international applicants who have undertaken the Admissions Test, a Skype/phone interview will be arranged at a later date for those who have passed the Admissions Test. 

Option 2: Portfolio

Create a portfolio containing minimum 10 pieces of original work. 

Label each work as follows: (i) title of your work (if any), (ii) medium used and (iii) month/year created. Your work may be inspired by a movie or book. 

Your portfolio should include at least two of the following categories: Paintings, drawings, collages, posters, sculptures, digital images (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc), photographs and/or video clips. 

Your portfolio should consist of works created solely by yourself (not from a photograph, magazine, or copied from a reproduction of another source). Provide artwork that have been recently completed within the last five years. 

During the interview applicants are required to participate in a discussion about the content of their portfolio.

We are looking for applicants who demonstrate:

  • Readiness to participate in different learning environments
  • An inclination to learn through exploration and experimentation
  • A keen interest to acquire knowledge of the Visual Arts
  • Good studentship i.e. time management, independent, learning integrity, etc.

 

All applicants are required to take an Admissions Test or submit a portfolio and attend an interview. 

Option 1: Admissions Test 

The Admissions Test is only available to applicants from Singapore and in selected cities in China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Myanmar subject to availability of test schedules. Applicants will be notified of the required materials to bring along for the Admissions Test. 

After the Admissions Test, an interview will be conducted for applicants. During the interview applicants are required to share their motivation in pursuing the Diploma programme that he/she has applied to. For international applicants who have undertaken the Admissions Test, a Skype/phone interview will be arranged at a later date for those who have passed the Admissions Test. 

Option 2: Portfolio

Create a portfolio containing minimum 10 pieces of original work. 

Label each work as follows: (i) title of your work (if any), (ii) medium used and (iii) month/year created. Your work may be inspired by a movie or book. 

Your portfolio should include at least two of the following categories: Paintings, drawings, collages, posters, sculptures, digital images (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc), photographs and/or video clips. 

Your portfolio should consist of works created solely by yourself (not from a photograph, magazine, or copied from a reproduction of another source). Provide artwork that have been recently completed within the last five years. 

During the interview applicants are required to participate in a discussion about the content of their portfolio.

We are looking for applicants who demonstrate:

  • Readiness to participate in different learning environments
  • An inclination to learn through exploration and experimentation
  • A keen interest to acquire knowledge of the Visual Arts
  • Good studentship i.e. time management, independent, learning integrity, etc.

 

 

This is a generalist Programme covering a wide range of contemporary popular music styles that focuses on a thorough grounding in musicianship including performance, music theory, and aural training that prepares students for entry into the music industry or further degree studies. Students from all music backgrounds can enter this Programme with an audition of three contrasting pieces, one of which should be an original composition by the candidate, if possible. 

You are required to attend an interview with an audition component to demonstrate your creative potential. You are expected to demonstrate a strong knowledge of the music you are playing, as well as a clear vision for your own musical future. 

Music Training Pre-requisites 

Previous qualifications in music theory or practical exams are preferred but not a requirement for entry into the Diploma Programme. You will be judged solely on your ability to perform during the audition and interview process. 

Audition Requirements

  • Theory/Aural: Complete a music theory and aural test set by the School of Contemporary Music.
  • Practical: Present three contrasting pieces, one of which should be an original composition by the candidate, if possible. (Music Scores must be submitted to the audition panel):
    • Two contrasting pieces from any style of music.
    • One original piece composed by the candidate, if possible. This piece does not have to be a polished or perfected work. It should, however, demonstrate your creativity.
    • Choose pieces that show off your technical and musical abilities most effectively.

You must submit two (2) written assignments and present two (2) performances, from either Option A or Option B.

Written Work
You must submit BOTH written assignments on the day of the audition appointment.

All written work must be typed and printed

  • Write a critique about a play, musical or film that you have seen recently. Describe elements that were successful and unsuccessful. Explain why and be specific. (350-400 words)

  • Make a ‘Top Five’ list of all the things you hope to gain from your college experience. Which two or three would you place at the top of your list? Explain why these experiences are most important to you. (250-300 words)

Performance Audition

Please prepare two contrasting monologues to be acted in the audition. Memorise them both. You will perform them before your interview. 

You can choose from the lists available 

Download Male Monologues here
Download Female Monologues here

Option A

  • One monologue from the selection of Singaporean plays provided, and
  • One monologue from the selection of American plays provided.

Option B

  • One monologue from the selection of Singaporean plays provided, and 
  • One song from the prescribed list. Learn 32 bars only of any section, not the entire song. You can sing these unaccompanied or you may wish to bring a ‘minus one’ to sing along to. 

At the audition, you will also engage in some group activities to see how you work within a group. Wear loose fitting clothing that you can move easily in and no shoes.

International Students 

If you are an international applicant, who cannot audition in person, you must submit a video recording of the above audition requirements on a DVD, together with all written work. A Skype interview will follow.

Note – All the prescribed plays in the selections are available in The Ngee Ann Kongsi Library (Block F Level 4) at LASALLE. It is recommended that you have read them so you have a better grasp of the texts and can make informed choices.

Technical and Production Management deals with all the many and varied backstage roles and careers that make live performances possible. The people managing the technical aspects – Lights, Sound and Audio-Visual technology – all collaborate with performers, directors, designers, and composers, all in the same event – together with those who are managing people, managing time, and managing finances. Such skills are transferable and can be used in many careers.

This Programme seeks imaginative, enthusiastic and inventive people who love theatre and live performance – but don’t want to be in front of the audience. We also seek those who love working with all the new technology, equipment and machinery involved in making a ‘show’ – from small intimate galleries to huge colourful productions like The Lion King.

Some of you like to draw, some of you like to write, some of you prefer to make a sound tape, a power-point or a collage of images. We want to know your ideas and your ambitions, what you enjoy in the Performing Arts – and we want to know what areas you are most interested in exploring. To help us get to know you and your ideas, you are invited to submit a project that manifests as many aspects as you wish, related to a story or play that you know well.

Project:
Choose from either a Folk Story, a Legend or a Fairy Tale. (for example: Chang Er, Puteri Gunung Ledang or Cinderella. Something that has a story (the narrative or plot) some characters (the roles played by actors), and some meaning (theme or ‘content’). Think about how you would like to see your version of this onstage, and start to collect some ‘show and tell’ items – for example, notes, pictures, and music. (For ideas and examples, please see over page).

Your collection (or portfolio) might be a series of scrap books, a sketchbook, notes and lists, extracts from review and articles, power-point presentations, drawings, paintings, photocopies, newspaper/magazine tear-sheets, and/or DVD, sound bites, computerised graphics etc.

Interview:

  • You might like to prepare some notes for yourself – to read from, or as talking points.
  • If you have drawings, photos or programmes from your previous productions do bring these materials to the interview.
  • Bring your project to the interview and share all your ideas with us – as if we are producers or sponsors that you want to persuade to invest money in your ‘show’.
  • We will ask you some questions about your project.
  • We will ask you about your interest in the Technical and Managerial aspects of Production, and what areas of work attract you.
  • You can ask us any questions about the Programme and its subjects, about the Theatre School, or the College.

Don’t be nervous. We are here to know you better.
Try to enjoy yourself: it’s fun sharing ideas about theatre.
We might offer you a place immediately. We might ask for you to prepare more material, or set you a specific task. Whatever we do, it will be an attempt to understand and help you.

Ideas and examples of what you might like to include in your project – the story of your choice:

  • Draw, paint or collect some images that show the different settings or scenery – perhaps show how these ‘scenes’ might appear with different lighting, with different atmospheres, in daylight or at midnight – whatever the story needs.
  • Go through the story and make lists of any furniture and props that the scenes might need – then draw or copy or cut out images of the most important props or special machinery and special effects.
  • Consider all the characters in the story and select some of the most important; then make some notes about their main qualities, their age, their ambitions, etc. Draw, collect photographs, cut out magazines, etc, of what you think the story will look like. Perhaps you might like also to cast some of these roles with actors you know.
  • Think about the meaning of the story. What is the story about? What ‘message’ might the story contain? For example: is it about responsibility to self, to love, to family, to country? Is Cinderella about rivalry among sisters? Or is it about goodness being rewarded? Does your story still have meaning today? Write some statements about what you would like to convey to an audience.
  • If you have a special interest, see the story through what you love – if you love sound effects, what noises or music can you showcase? Can you surround the audience with speakers? If you love lighting, then imagine the colours, moving lights, and special effects. If you are the Stage Manager imagine controlling the rehearsal schedules for all the actors, dancers, singers and costume changes, and calling the cues and controlling all the effects yourself. You may want to make all the costumes, or design the sets or props. You can explore you own passion in this project and perhaps focus on and feature what you love best.

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