Demonstrate Understanding of Basic Sound Operations

This 3-day training programme combines theory and practice in relation to working behind the stage in the arts or entertainment industry.
An image of a group of people standing behind a sound console.

Course Run: 8 – 10 Jul 2024

(Closing date for registration: 17 Jun 2024)

Course Run: 6 – 8 Nov 2024

(Closing date for registration: 7 Oct 2024)

Course Run: 24 – 26 Mar 2025

(Closing date for registration: 24 Feb 2025)

Time: 9.30am – 6pm
Venue: Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, Training Room 2
Course Fees - Before GST: $950.00
Course Fees - After GST: $1,035.50


This course is eligible for course fee subsidy and training allowance supported by National Arts Council.


This programme aims to equip the participant with the required skills and knowledge for basic sound operations in the arts or entertainment industry.



  • Audio terminologies and applications

  • Types of audio equipment, cables and accessories

  • Setting up audio equipment and dismantling sequences

  • Techniques to run microphone and loudspeaker cables

  • Continuity tester and its applications


Who should attend?

Theatre Technicians or individuals who have an interest to work in technical theatre and or related industries.

*All participants are required to wear safety shoes during the training programme



Participants will be awarded a Certificate of Participation for Demonstrate Understanding of Basic Sound Operations when they successfully complete the course and assessment.


Terms and Conditions

Participants need to fulfil the following requirements to attain certification:

  • Must successfully complete training and assessment
  • Meet the minimum of 75% attendance



This Esplanade Academy programme is eligible for course fee subsidy and training allowance, supported by the National Arts Council.

Individuals : 70% course fee subsidy

Individuals (Self-Employed Person)* : 90% course fee subsidy and training allowance of $10 per hour

Organisations (Non-Profit) : 70% course fee subsidy

Organisations (For Profit) : 50% course fee subsidy


*Individuals engaged for work under a contract for service (full-time employee contract) will be eligible for 70% course fee subsidy only.
*Proof of self-employed status required: Copy of latest IRAS Notice of Assessment or Consolidated Statement of Income, and CPF Contribution History from the past six months or CPF Transaction History for the past six months

Individuals who are Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents (PR) working in the Singapore arts industry.


To apply for course fee subsidy, you must:


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