Make the most of these extraordinary times and gain a nationally-recognised qualification. A short online course is a significant first step to improving your skills and achieving your career goals.
If you want a career in technical theatre, design, or production, for live performing arts, theatre or film, then this is the course for you. This practical course covers a broad range of technical and design skills for stage and screen, and prepares you for the professional industry. Our West Durrington campus has two working theatres, both are equipped with industry-standard lighting boards, sound mixing desks and professional software. We also have a 3D workshop with tools to create sets and props, as well as facilities to make costumes. The live shows performed by our acting, dance and music students provide a live environment to train.
- Develop practical skills within a live theatre environment
- Access specialist facilities including industry-standard lighting boards, sound mixing desks and professional software
- Collaborative learning experience
- Enrichment trips to museums, galleries, and performance spaces
To join this Level 3 course, you should have at least 4 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, preferably including English and maths, and examples of your creative work to show at interview.If you do not have the above grades, you can start on one of the MET’s Level 2 courses.
Following completion and achievement of the Diploma (year 1) you can progress to the Extended Diploma (year 2).Following the Extended Diploma you can progress to university-level. Related degrees at Northbrook College including;
- Production Design
- Prop Making & Special Effects
- Costume for Performance & Film
- Make-up & Hair for Theatre & Media
Future careers could include:
- Set/costume designer
- Prop maker
- Make-up/prosthetics artist
- Production designer
- Film/ theatre sound designer
- Technical state manager/ stage manager
You will be assessed throughout your course via practical activity observations, academic coursework and industry placements. Assessments are based around ‘real-life’ projects and industry or workplace scenarios including work experience. Your final grade will be awarded as pass, merit or distinction.
*FREE* Online short courses
The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.
How to apply
Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.
HOW THE APPLICATION PROCESS WORKS
Set Up Your Account
You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.
Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.
Application Review Meeting
Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.
Accept Your Place
Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.
Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.