Diploma in Performance
Through the Diploma in Performance, you develop strategies and skills to interrogate the world and respond meaningfully with traditional, contemporary and experimental performance disciplines. Extending a significant rite of passage from apprentice to performer, this dynamic programme will train you to recognise events that have the potential to be explored and developed into performance.
Performance making is both a practical and an intellectual activity and you will be engaged in hands-on experiential learning alongside academic studies to maximise your abilities to interrogate, analyse and create, with a particular focus on physical performance forms and dramatic texts from Singapore and the region.
With skills and knowledge in acting, movement, voice and stagecraft, you will be able to devise and create performance events that present your view. The programme develops your professional discipline, capacity to work as an ensemble and collaborate with others, and an understanding of industry expectations. You have opportunities to perform in studios and the theatre venues at the College under the guidance of highly experienced educators and professionals.
While the wide range of skills covered during the course will prepare you for professional careers in theatre, film, television and live events, it also prepares you for specialisation and further studies at LASALLE.
In Level 1, you will share some common modules across the Diplomas in the School of Contemporary Music and the School of Dance & Theatre. These shared modules aim to provide you with a comprehensive basic knowledge and grounding in the basic creative processes, technical and academic skills essential for progressing to Levels 2 and 3. The modules also allow for diagnostic and formative teaching to ensure you have made the appropriate choice in Diploma in Performance.
In Level 2, you will be developed in skills, knowledge, problem-solving and in work methods. You will be placed in professionally structured projects and productions reflecting industry practice. Skills and knowledge are continually applied in projects and productions.
In Level 3, you will undertake modules that may include self-devised/directed studies or projects. In the Community Engagement module, you will learn from non-profit organisations or community-interest-led projects where you will identify community problems and issues of social concern of your chosen area of study could address and/or change. Using the skill sets and research methods learned, you will be asked to be creative and effective in proposing solutions to such problems and issues.
Career Paths: Actor, Assistant to Director, Assistant to Dramaturge, Arts Administrator, Radio/TV Presenter, Host for Live Events
Related Career: Talent Manager, Voice-over artist, Singer