This is an exciting and mainly practical course. It is project based and you will learn to produce, support and manage a variety of productions for live performance. You will work as part of a team facilitating all the live performances in the Performing Arts department. You will be introduced to all areas of technical theatre and stage management in the first year of your course and then you will be able to specialise in your 2nd year if this is appropriate for your career path.
There is a continuous assignment process involving practical, research and presentation work. Written work is in the form of assignments, individual portfolios, journals and research reports. There is a mix of practical classes with some theory and will suit you if you are willing and eager to learn and to get hands on with performance projects. You’ll get to use our excellent facilities and be a part of live performances in a professional theatre.
The course will not only help you develop your knowledge and understanding of every aspect of the Production Arts Industry but it will help your communication skills and should give you confidence in working both on your own and with others. These are skills that you can apply whatever you decide to do after you have finished the course .You will also be able to carry out research and reflect with thought and perception on your own working practices.
5 GCSEs at A* - C (or acceptable alternatives). Must include English Language.
The course is assessed entirely by coursework.
Most students go on to do a degree or foundation degree, at a University or a Production course at a drama school. A significant number of ex-students are now working successfully in the T.V, Film and Theatre. Other students have formed their own companies. While some students progress onto courses in the production arts, students do also go on to degree courses in a wide range of other areas where artistic understanding and communication skills are important, including Hospitality and Events Management, Tourism and Nursing.