Diploma in Arts & Entertainment Production Management (R25)


What You Will Learn

Renamed from Diploma in Arts & Theatre Management

The Diploma in Arts & Entertainment Production Management (DAEPM) will provide students with a comprehensive foundation and skills within the Arts and Entertainment industry that spans critical areas such as technical production, arts administration, and entertainment design, incorporating insights from both local and global perspectives.

The curriculum will foster the development of creative solutions and proficiency in production management principles, systems and processes tailored for the Arts & Entertainment industry and will reinforce theoretical learning and develop practical skills and competencies, preparing students to navigate the evolving industry demands professionally.

DAEPM graduates will emerge as proficient entertainment designers, technicians, and arts managers who are equipped to manage a wide array of arts, cultural, and entertainment events. Their expertise will encompass both production and managerial capacities, ensuring versatility to excel in various sectors beyond traditional theatre and diverse professional challenges.

In this industry, we are expected to be creative while working with limited resources and constraints. In this Diploma course, 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 (now known as Diploma in Arts & Entertainment Production Management) 2018 Graduate

General Modules

Discipline Modules

Elective Modules

For this diploma programme, students will select ONE Elective module from the list below:

List of Electives

AND for students who are taking the One-Semester Industry Immersion Programme, you will need to select ONE of the following options:

Option A: Select Elective modules totalling 12 MCs from the list of modules in applicable Minor Programmes

Option B: Select a Minor Programme

Option C: Select a CET-based Certificate programme and/or Elective module(s) from the list of modules in applicable Minor Programmes (only for eligible students)

Learn how you can customise your learning pathways here

Industry Orientation Programme Modules

Option 1: One-Semester Industry Immersion Programme

Select one module from the list below:

Option 2: Two-Semester Industry Immersion Programme

* Some module codes and synopses are pending confirmation and may be subject to change.

GCE O-level

Aggregate Type Range of Net ELR2B2 for 2024 JAE Minimum Entry Requirements/Grade
ELR2B2-A 13 to 22
  • English Language: C6
  • Mathematics (Elementary/Additional): D7
  • Any one of the 1st group of Relevant Subjects for the ELR2B2-A Aggregate Type: C6

Click here to view the aggregate computation for ELR2B2-A Aggregate Type.

Nitec/Higher Nitec

Minimum net GPA Relevant Qualifications
Nitec ≥ 3.5
  • 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
    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
Higher Nitec ≥ 2.0
  • BS24 Financial Services
  • 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
  • BS97 Filmmarking (Cinematography)
  • BS98 Event Management
  • 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
  • IT76 e-Business Programming
  • IT77 Facility Management
  • IT81 Broadcast & Media Technology
  • IT84 Interactive Design
  • IT93 Visual Effects
  • IT94 Integrated Mechanical & Electrical Design

GCE A-Level

Minimum Entry Requirements


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.
  • Applicants with visual impairment may encounter difficulties meeting the course requirements and expectations. Applicants with mild visual impairment who are interested to apply for the following Diploma may be assessed on a case-by-case basis to determine their suitability for the programme.
  • Applicants with hearing impairment may encounter difficulties meeting the course requirements and expectations, and may be assessed on a case-by-case basis to determine their suitability for the programme.
  • Applicants with mild colour vision deficiency may be assessed on a case-by-case basis to determine their suitability for the courses.

Career Opportunities

You can look forward to operational, administrative, technical, and managerial positions in arts venues and organisations, theatre and production companies, as well as theme parks.

Career options include:

  • Arts Administrator
  • Arts Programmer
  • Costume Coordinator/Designer
  • Lighting Programmer/ Designer
  • Production Coordinator
  • Production Manager
  • Set Coordinator/Designer
  • Stage 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 11 Jun 2024