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Big Fish Installation

See what it takes to build a set for a production like Big Fish!

Length of Study

Two years

Study Options

Full time

Credential Granted



Fall term (September)

Workplace Learning

Hands-on learning, working on performances in the John L. Haar Theatre and Theatre Lab workshops


University of Alberta: up to 30 course credits may be transferred to the Faculty of Arts.

University of Lethbridge: Theatre Production graduates may be admitted to a Post-Diploma BFA (Dramatic Arts) or Post-Diploma BFA (Dramatic Arts)/B.Ed.

Nov 23 2016 - Dec 3 2016
MacEwan Theatre Season 2016/2017
Feb 8 2017 - Feb 18 2017
MacEwan Theatre Season 2016/2017
Mar 22 2017 - Apr 1 2017
MacEwan Theatre Season 2016/2017
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Theatre Production

A booming arts and entertainment industry in Canada is creating enormous opportunities for skilled technicians. If you are creative and passionate about sets, costumes, props, and the latest sound and lighting equipment, then MacEwan University is the perfect place to start your challenging and rewarding backstage career. You are someone who is invisible to audiences, but without you the magic of theatre, television and film would not exist. A career in theatre production requires creativity, accuracy and determination. Following two intense years of study in MacEwan University’s Theatre Production program, you’ll have the skill set and experience you need to market yourself in a thriving industry.  

In the first year of the two-year Theatre Production program you will learn about all aspects of theatre production. In the second year you can specialize in the area of your choice. Learn about:

  • Props and set construction
  • Lighting and sound effects
  • Costumes
  • Stage management
  • Collaboration with actors and directors

Hands On

At MacEwan University you learn by doing. You will get hands-on experience working on live theatre and musical productions. In our top-notch facilities at the Centre for the Arts and Communications campus in west Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, you will:

• Work with wood, metal, fibreglass, clay, and other materials
• Build and paint props and sets
• Operate lighting and sound equipment
• Work directly with industry professionals


Our Theatre Production program has produced hundreds of working lighting and sound technicians, set and costume designers and builders, stage managers, production managers, technical directors and other theatre professionals.