Ministry of Education
Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch

Stage and Studio Production


In this specialization, students will develop their capabilities in:

  1. the construction of stage and televised broadcast sets, and
  2. the operation of video and digital video editing equipment. Broader competencies in creative problem-solving, teamwork, and safe workplace practices will be emphasized during this program.

Arts & Culture Sector Specific Occupations: Electrician; Painter and Decorator; Set Designer; Costume Designer, Camera Operator; Digital Video Editor; Computer Graphics (CG) Operator.

For more career related information, please visit the Ontario Skills Passport website: and search “The Database”.

Certification and Training

All SHSM student will complete mandatory certification in: First Aid; CPR; WHMIS and will participate in the Junior Achievement Program as well as a portfolio development workshop. Stage & Studio students may also receive training in: Stage Makeup, Fall Protection, Digital Signage Development & Digital Video Editing .

Experiential Learning and Career Exploration

Stage & Studio students will assist with the preparation and performance in broadcasts that will be televised on the local community television station. Job shadowing and work experience opportunities will also be provided for students. Enriched Field Trips will supplement class assignments. The Toronto International Deaf Film and Arts Festival (TIDFAF), The Deaf Cultural Center and GE Canada are committed participants in all SHSM programs at The Ernest C. Drury School For The Deaf.

“Reach Ahead” Opportunities

Stage & Studio students will participate in annual field trips and visitations to post secondary options including tours of Sheridan College, the National Institute For The Deaf (NTID) / Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and Gallaudet University

Co-op Education

Stage & Studio students must take two credits in Co-op Education and will be placed in appropriate settings.

All Stage & Studio students will be involved in the construction of sets for staged performances and filmed productions. They will be responsible for the creation of costumes, the application of makeup on actors and they will use studio equipment for lighting, switching, taping and editing of televised broadcasts.

Required Courses**

Grade 9/10 Grade 11 Grade 12
TGJ2O *BTA3O 2 Co-op
1 of TCJ3C / HNC3O 2 of TCJ4C / TGJ4O /
1 of ADD3O / TGJ3O / AWJ4M / ADD4M / TGV4M

BTA: Information Technology Applications in Business / ADD: Dramatic Arts – Production AWJ: Visual Arts – Stage Design / ENG: English / TCJ: Construction Technology TGJ: Communications Technology / TGV: Communications Technology – Video Production

*These courses will include Contextualized Learning Activities (CLAs) that will cover expectations from the ENG / BTA courses and will reflect knowledge and skills relevant to Arts & Culture.

**Sample from the College Destination Pathway