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Production Arts Level 3


Type: Full Time

Subject: Performing Arts and Music


Start Date: 01 September 2020

Fee: Please contact the Information Centre for fee information

Course Length

2 Years


Level 3

Who is it for

Do you have an interest in back stage management, theatre lighting, props or design (as opposed to on–stage performance)? If so then our Production Arts course could be for you.

You will be a person who enjoys hard work and would love to work on live shows as part of a production team.

Interview Skills Assessment

You will be required to attend a Welcome Event – details will be provided upon application. You may also be asked to attend a second interview to show portfolio work.

What will I need

4 GCSEs at grade 4/C or above and must include English or maths. You will also need to be available for evening rehearsals and performances throughout the course. Experience of a theatrical environment is helpful but not essential.

What is covered

You will study general subjects such as:
• Stage management
• Lighting
• Theatre design

Specialist technical subjects:
• Lighting design
• Puppet design and operation
• Basic theatre sound
• Props making

How is the course assessed

You will complete a number of assignments, including assessed live productions, practical projects in back stage work and practical administration.

What can this course be combined with

You will be enrolled on a study programme that includes various aspects of study that complement your main programme of study. You could re–take GCSE English and Maths or study a functional skill. You could also work on cross–college arts projects.

What can this course lead to

You can go on to study for a degree in subjects such as technical theatre, production, design or theatre studies. The course can also be used to gain
employment in the theatre industry as part of a production team, backstage
crew or theatre management. Previous students have been accepted on to
industry recognised courses at LAMDA, Mountview and Guildhall.

Are there any additional costs

You will need to be available for evening rehearsals and performances. This will be discussed at interview.

Technical theatre students will need to have basic black wear, a hard hat and strong sensible footwear for backstage crewing.

All students on the course attend theatre performances and workshops and you will need to fund your own tickets and arrange transport home after college hours when rehearsing and performing. A basic tool kit is also required.

Other details

Typically up to 20 hours per week plus some evening rehearsals and performances. To be discussed at interview.

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