Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM)

Arts & Culture Industry Workshops

Specialist High Skills Majors (SHSM) help students meet the requirements of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), while focusing on a career path that matches their interests and skills. Read more about SHSM here. YPT is facilitating a SHSM workshop in May, 2017 – see below for details.

Technical Theatre

The day will start with students participating in a behind-the-scenes tour of the theatre. Led by YPT staff members, the tour will look at what it takes to mount a production with visits to our Props, Wardrobe and Scene shops. It will also include a history of the building and the company itself. Students will then meet with YPT’s Director of Production for a mentorship session focusing on leadership skills in production. The day will conclude with a certification workshop in Scenic Painting with YPT’s Head Scenic Artist.

SHSM - May 2016 - Mattea
YPT’s Head Scenic Artist, Mattea Kennedy, works with students during our Specialist High Skills Major Workshop in May 2016.

When: Wednesday, May 3, 2017
 Young People’s Theatre, 165 Front Street East, Toronto, ON M5A 3Z4
Cost: $50.00 per student (includes one certification workshop, mentorship session and backstage tour)

Schedule for the Day:
10:00AM Check-In and Tour
10:30AM Production Mentorship
11:30AM Lunch
12PM Certification Workshop
3PM End of Day

Space is limited. To book your program, please contact Aimee Bouchard, Interim Member Schools Manager: abouchard@youngpeoplestheatre.ca, 416.363.5131 x216.

Registration closes April 25, 2017.

Students must attend with a supervising teacher. Participants should bring their own lunch. Food outlets are not available on site.

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