HOW TO BECOME AN INTIMACY COORDINATOR

Intimacy Coordinators Canada participates in ONLY training and mentoring those who have completed LEVEL 3 training or higher with Intimacy Directors & Coordinators (IDC) - pathway describe below.

 

Certification through IDC denotes a rigorous commitment to the study and practice of intimacy coordination and/or intimacy direction and a high level of proficiency in this field. Our certified professionals represent the highest standard of artistry and safety and are committed to pioneering this work with excellence and integrity. 

 

LEVEL 1 registration for one of their 4-week online courses & a 2-day in person workshop, & for more information on training, please click here: IDC CERTIFICATION

The journey to becoming an intimacy coordinator could take up to 2 years to complete. Multiple workshops, online course certifications, and mentorship all need to be completed for Intimacy Coordinator certification. 

PREREQUISITES BEFORE APPLYING TO MENTOR WITH INTIMACY COORDINATORS CANADA:

  • Completed Level 3 IDC professional workshop program, or equivalent experience.

  • Minimum of 300 hours, 10 years, or 15 show credits working in a Directorial, Choreography, or Coordinator position on film & television sets 

  • Background with movement instruction

  • Sexual education advocacy courses and background

  • Mental health first aid (and subsequent MHFA working with minors) training and background

  • ACTRA members preferred

  • Canadian citizenship with permanent residence in Canada

PATHWAY TO CERTIFICATION

LEVEL 1:
Foundations

Level 1 combines a 4-week online course with a 2-day in-person workshop to solidify the foundations of intimacy work in performance. Level 1 is open to any and all, regardless of plans to work toward the full certification. 

 

Prerequisites: None. This is open to everyone! 

 

How: Go to the IDC workshops offerings page and sign up for one of the Level 1 multi-week online course, and attend one of the 2-day workshops offered around the United States. More information HERE

LEVEL 2:

Intermediate

Level 2 combines an 8-week online course with two 3-day in-person workshops that focus in on special topics within the intimacy profession. This offers a chance to explore intermediate applications of intimacy work such as “Intimacy and Acting” or “Intimacy as Choreography" before beginning to specialize. 

Prerequisites: Completion of an IDC Level 1. More information HERE

LEVEL 3:

Specialization

Level 3 provides the opportunity to engage with the specialized role of either the Intimacy Director (live performance) or the Intimacy Coordinator (tv and film). This level is by application only.

Prerequisites: Completion of LEVEL 1 and LEVEL 2 IDC workshops.

LEVEL 3 workshops are by application only.

All applicants must have completed the external requirements prior to attendance at a Level 3 workshop. Our suggested trainings are listed below.  

External Requirements for applying to Level 3:

 

How: On your own, complete the external requirements. Submit your application to a chosen Level 3 workshop. Upon acceptance, attend the workshop!

*Please Note: This intensive does involve a professional evaluation and personal feedback session. You must achieve the workshop learning objectives in order to be passed on to Level 4.

More information HERE

LEVEL 4:

Application

Level 4 aims to provide professional support and mentorship as you begin working professionally in the industry. Paired with a mentor, participants will be guided through appropriately challenging work. Successful completion of Level 4 results in certification with IDC.

 

Prerequisite: Completion of Level 3 ID or IC specialization

 

How: After passing Level 3 candidates submit their application for a final project and are assigned an advisor. This process is highly individualized.

If needed, the candidate and their advisor find the appropriate assisting opportunities or professional opportunities tailored to the candidate's goals in the industry.

 

Candidates will then complete the Fieldwork and a final assessment of that work for submission to IDC

Certified

Once you’ve completed the 4 levels, you’re a Certified Intimacy Professional with IDC!

Certification with IDC designates the highest artistic standards within the field of Intimacy Direction for Theatre and Live Performance and/or Intimacy Coordination for TV and Film. 

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