Diploma in Arts & Theatre Management (R25)

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What You Will Learn

Transform your creative vision with technical theatre and arts management skills, and direct your career in the arts.

Immerse yourself in the vibrant world of arts and culture. At the Diploma in Arts & Theatre Management (DATM), you’ll learn how to balance a keen aesthetic eye with core technical skills, and develop perspectives from both local and international practices.

Discover everything about theatre management: stagecraft, production design, marketing, stage and production management, front-of-house, and venue management. You will also gain access to stateof-the-art theatre facilities, such as our purpose-built Blackbox Theatre at The Republic Cultural Centre, to polish your technical expertise in theatre and live entertainment.

Gain a head start through interning with big names in this exciting industry. At DATM, amass all the essentials you need for a fulfilling and successful career where your passion lies. When you graduate, you will be equipped to embark on a rewarding career in the arts and theatre scene, locally and internationally.


In this industry, we are expected to be creative while working with limited resources and constraints. In DATM, we learn to think outside the box and work realistically within boundaries. We are given a lot of exploratory space to experiment and having been able to work with people of different roles opens my mind. Our lecturers constantly share with us valuable industry experiences, and emphasise on the importance of staying curious.

Bhavisha Chandroo Methani
Diploma in Arts & Theatre Management, 2018 Graduate

The course structure consists of general, discipline, and specialisation modules. There is also an industry orientation component.


GCE O-level

Aggregate Type Range of Net ELR2B2 for 2022 JAE Minimum Entry Requirements/Grade
ELR2B2-A 6 to 20

a) English Language / 1-6
b) Mathematics (Elementary/Additional) / 1-7
c) Any three other subjects / 1-6

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 listed in the JAE Information Booklet.

Nitec/Higher Nitec

Minimum net GPA Relevant Qualifications
Nitec ≥ 3.5
  • NT44 Digital Media Design/ Digital Media Design (Interactive Media)
  • NT46 Product Design
  • NT47 Communications Technology
  • NT52 Digital Animation
  • NT54 Digital Media Design (Digital Video Effects)
  • NT56 Digital Audio & Video Production
  • NT60 Electrical Technology (Lighting & Sound)
  • NT65 Space Design (Architecture)
  • NT66 Space Design (Interior & Exhibition) / Interior & Exhibition Desgn
  • NT70 Interactive Media Design
  • NT71 Visual Communication
  • NT72 Visual Effects
  • NT74 Mobile Systems & Services / Info-communications Technology (Mobile Networks & Applications)
  • NT79 Info-Communications Technology (Cloud Computing)
  • NT80 Social Media & Web Development
  • NT81 Attraction Operations
  • NT84 Business Services
  • NT87 Travel & Tourism Services
  • NT16 Video Production
  • NT21 Architectural Drafting/ Building Drafting (Architectural)
  • NT23 Civil & Structural Drafting/ Building Drafting (Civil & Structural)
  • NT26 Electrical Fitting & Installation/ Electrical Installation & Servicing/  Electrical Technology/ Electrical Technology (Installation & Servicing)
  • NT27 Electrical Power & Machines/ Electrical Technology (Power & Control)/ Electrical Technology (Power & Machines)
  • NT30 Maintenance Fitting/ Mechanical Servicing/ Mechanical Technology
  • NT40 Info-Communications Technology (Networking & System Administration) / Infocomm Technology
  • NT41 Multimedia Technology
Higher Nitec ≥ 2.0
  • BS81 Early Childhood Education
  • BS82 Banking Services
  • BS83 Hospitality Operations
  • BS84 Business Studies (Event Management)
  • BS85 Business Studies (Accounting)/Accounting
  • BS86 Business Studies (Administration/ Secretarial)
  • BS87 Business Studies (Logistics)/Integrated Logistics Management/Logistics for International Trade/International Logistics
  • BS88 Business Studies (E-Commerce)/Business-Information Technology
  • BS89 Business Studies (Sport Management)/Sport Management
  • BS90 Business Studies (Service Management)/Service Management
  • BS91 Beauty & SPA Management / Beauty & Wellness Management
  • BS92 Visual Merchandising
  • BS93 Community Sport & Recreation Management
  • BS94 Retail Merchandising
  • BS95 Passenger Services
  • BS96 Performance Production
  • IT21 Electro-Mechanical Engineering
  • IT22 Mechatronics Engineering
  • IT31 Electrical Engineering
  • IT41 Electronics Engineering/Industrial Electronics Engineering
  • IT51 Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Design/Mechanical & Electrical Drafting & Design
  • IT52 Mechanical Engineering
  • IT54 Mechanical Engineering Drawing & Design
  • IT55 Manufacturing Engineering
  • IT56 Information Technology
  • IT57 Wireless Technology
  • IT61 Network Security Technology / Cyber & Network Security
  • IT63 Games Design & Development
  • IT64 Business Information Systems
  • IT65 Leisure & Travel Operations
  • IT66 Security System Integration
  • IT67 Civil & Structural Engineering Design
  • IT68 Facility Systems Design
  • IT69 Information Systems Quality
  • IT70 Mobile Unified Communications
  • IT72 Process Plant Design
  • IT74 Aerospace Engineering
  • IT75 Advanced Manufacturing / Engineering with Business
  • BS97 Filmmarking (Cinematography)
  • BS98 Event Management
  • IT76 e-Business Programming
  • IT77 Facility Management
  • IT84 Interactive Design
  • IT81 Broadcast & Media Technology
  • IT93 Visual Effects

GCE A-Level

Minimum Entry Requirements
  • Obtain an A-S grade for General Paper (English Medium),
  • Obtain an A-E grade for 2 other H2 subjects, AND
  • Must have taken GCE 'A' Level examinations whilst studying in a Junior College / Millennia Institute in Singapore
  • Please click here to view a list of module exemptions


For more details on admission using Singapore Cambridge GCE A-levels qualifications, please refer to our webpage at www.rp.edu.sg.


Admission to RP is based on academic merit and subjected to available vacancies of our diploma programmes. Meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee that applicants will be offered a placement in the diploma programme. These requirements are set in place to ensure fairness to all applicants.

Career Opportunities

You can expand your career growth in operational, administrative, technical and managerial positions in arts venues and organizations, theatre production and event companies, theme parks, tourist attractions and arts education.

Career options include:

  • Artist Liaison Officer
  • Arts Administrator
  • Arts Programmer
  •  Lighting Programmer/ Designer
  • Marketing and Outreach Manager
  • Production/Stage Manager
  • Scenic and Costume Designer
  • Venue Manager

Further Studies

Graduates can choose to pursue an arts related degree programme at top universities.
Degree programmes include:  
  • Bachelor of Arts Management
  • Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Studies
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts Technical Theatre and Stage Management
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons) Theatre and Entertainment Arts

Last updated on 26 May 2022

Important Dates

Joint Admissions Exercise

Application for Intake AY2022 will open in January 2022.

Polytechnic Foundation Programme Admissions Exercise (PFPAE)

Application for Intake AY2022 will open in January 2022.

Direct Admissions Exercise

Application for Intake AY2022

  • Other Qualifications: November 2021 and January 2022
  • O-Levels, ITE and Working Adults: January - March 2022

Early Admissions Exercise

Application Dates for Intake AY2023:

  • O-Level Students: 23 - 29 June 2022
  • ITE Students: 9 - 15 June 2022
  • Working Adults: 6 June - 3 July 2022