The Diploma in arts and Theatre management (DATM) provides both local and international perspectives in the training of personnel for the arts and theatre scene. The programme is designed to better prepare you for an exciting career in Singapore’s vibrant arts and cultural sectors.
You will acquire many sought-after skills such as stage and production management, arts marketing, lighting design, production design, and front-of- house and arts facilities management.
Practical training at our purpose-built cultural centre, The Republic Cultural Centre (TRCC), forms an integral part of your learning journey. In addition, industry attachment with established arts organisations and theatre companies allows you to gain real-world experience.
The arts and cultural arena in Singapore is growing rapidly as arts groups, galleries and cultural organisations now become an integral part of our urban landscape. With art festivals and clusters such as Gillman Barracks gaining more prominence, the demand for arts professionals is on the rise.
Designed with a strong global outlook, the Diploma in Arts and Theatre Management will give you both a local and an international perspective on the arts. You will have a choice of specialising in either arts management or technical theatre. You will be equipped with practical skills needed to take on the challenges in this vibrant sector.
This diploma will prepare you to ride the wave of growth in the arts and entertainment sector. You will be groomed to take on a variety of leadership roles from arts management to technical theatre production.
RP’s technology and arts management graduates possess the core skills and an artistic eye to function in a diverse range of arts management roles, from administrative and managerial to the technical aspects of production. Organisations such as the integrated resorts, local arts groups and film production companies are looking to fill positions such as:
For more information about university pathways, visit RP's Further Studies.
To find out more about how you can apply for this diploma, visit Republic Poly's Admissions page.
Want to find out more about the school that offers this diploma? Then drop by the School of Technology for the Arts's homepage now!
The course structure consists of general, discipline, and specialisation modules. There is also an industry orientation component.
Each module is equivalent to four modular credits (MC).
4 compulsory modules:
B102 Organisational Behaviour
G101 Cognitive Processes and Problem Solving
G107 Effective Communication
5 compulsory modules:
T201 Creative Concepts
T202 Art of Story
T251 Digital Tools for New Media
T601 Arts History (2 MC)
7 compulsory modules (28 MC):
T120 Understanding Drama
T121 Arts and Singapore Society
T221 Arts Management
T222 Production Design
T223 Stage Management
T324 Production Management
T329 Theatre Production Practicum
Option 1: Arts and Production Management Track (24 MC)
7 compulsory modules:
B205 Business Law
B209 Management Accounting
T225 Directing and Performance
T227 Arts Marketing
T320 Front of House Management (2 MC)T326 Arts Facilities ManagementT360 Contemporary and World Music Appreciation (2 MC)
Option 2: Technical Theatre Track (24 MC)
6 compulsory modules:
E234 Electrical and Electronic Fundamentals
T219 Live Sound
T226 Introduction to Lighting
T228 Stagecraft and Stage Technologies
T229 Digital Tools for Theatre
T322 Lighting Design
4 compulsory modules: G301 Project / G311 Industry ProjectG913 Portfolio DevelopmentG901 Character and Citizenship EducationT931 Industry Immersion Programme (20 MC)
Obtain a total of 4 modular credits from the prescribed range of modules offered by the Schools and Centre in RP.
Table 1: Minimum Entry Requirements
Any three other subjects
Note: To be eligible for selection, you must also have sat for one subject listed in the 1st group of relevant subjects and another different subject listed in the 2nd group of relevant subjects for the ELR2B2-A Aggregate Type.
Table 2: Aggregate Type
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To graduate with a Diploma in Arts and Theatre Management, you must complete a total of 122 modular credits. You should be able to do this within three years of enrolment if you successfully complete on average five modules, or its equivalent, per semester.