Workers in other technical and co-ordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts co-ordinate and perform specific activities for television, radio and motion picture productions, news broadcasts, theatre and stage productions, and other live or recorded productions. They are employed by television and radio stations and networks, recording studios, motion picture and video production companies, concert promoters and theatre, stage and dance companies. (National Occupational Classification)

This profile includes information about Camera Crane Operator, Costumier, Lighting Technician, Make-up Artist, Set Builder, Special Effect Technician, Stage Electrician, Stage hand, Stage Manager, Stunt co-ordinator and more.

Occupational profile


Most occupations in these unit group require completion of college courses in broadcasting, theatre arts or a related field or a period of on-the-job training. Some occupations may require completion of a college or university program in broadcasting, theatre arts or a related field and several years of experience in a related support or assisting occupation in motion pictures, broadcasting or the performing arts are required. (National Occupational Classification).

Beyond universities and colleges, several other educational options exist. Post-graduate schools and private companies offer specific training. National professional training institutions offer intense programs of varying lengths, usually for performers. Film and broadcasting unions, such as IATSE and AQTIS, offer training programs. Studios allow performers to create their own training "programs" by mixing and matching courses from different instructors. (Cultural Human Resources Council)

Students wishing to receive support may wish to seek consultation with local associations such as Film Training Manitoba. If you are a University of Manitoba student who would like assistance determining an education plan that suits your unique goals, speak with a Career Consultant.

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