The aim of this course is to provide an extensive introduction to technical theatre arts to students who are interested in working within the performing arts and creative industries. You will work collaboratively demonstrating imagination, creativity, dependability and self-reliance
Students will support a variety of productions in the Northbrook Theatre and our new studio theatre as well as external events. Both our in-house theatres are fully resourced with professional standard lighting and sound equipment and supported by specialist theatre technicians.
You will learn how to plan, design, rig and operate the systems necessary for theatre and music production: sound, light, communications and projections.
If you have not yet achieved GCSE grade 4 or above in English and/or Maths, you will also study English and/or Maths while at college.
- Production skills – Rigging, lighting operation & design, sound operation and design, video & stage technology and stage & production management
- Principles of Performance & engaging with an Audience
- Introduction to Professional Practice
- Preparation of Specialist Skills
- Collaborative Performance Project
After 1 year at Level 3
you can achieve a University of the Arts London (UAL) Level 3 Diploma in Production Arts.
This means you can move on to the Extended Diploma course (below).
After 2 years at Level 3
you can achieve a University of the Arts London (UAL) Extended Diploma in Production Arts.
This is equivalent to 3 A Levels. This means you can apply for university level courses or seek work in industry. You could also apply to many other specialist courses at universities and drama schools.
See UCAS tariff point values for these qualifications
Career options could include Lighting technician, Lighting Designer, Sound System Engineer, Live Sound Engineer, Production manager, Live Visuals engineer or operator, Video Wall Technician, Moving Light technician, Pyro-technician, Event Manager, Tour Manager, Site Manager, Safety Officer, Artist Liaison, Stage manager etc
Funding & Financial Support
Students are assessed via observations and completion of practical / portfolio assignments. Units will be internally assessed and externally moderated. There are no exams on this course.