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Production Arts

Have you considered a career as a set designer costume maker prop maker scenic artist stage manager or maybe you prefer lighting sound projection design? Then our one-year Production Arts course is for you. Our exciting course will help you to develop a range of creative and technical production skills required for the theatre and live performance industry. This qualification allows you to explore develop and test your creativity as a theatre maker creative practitioner or technical operator. The University of Arts London Level 3 qualification is the equivalent of 1.5 A levels and a highly recommended route into the industry via Higher Education in your backstage specialism.

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    Entry Requirements

    • 4 GCSE qualifications at grades 9-4 including English Language or a creative subject. - Level 2 vocational qualification and a Level 2 English qualification Additional information: We would like to see a portfolio evidence of creative coursework or how you develop your technical and creative idea. If you are accepted onto this course without a Grade 4 or above in Maths and/or English you will need to re-sit these subjects alongside the vocational qualification.

    Assessment Method

    You will be assessed by a combination of assignments course work observation of practical workshops and a final project.

    Aims of the course

    Working in collaboration with the performing art courses across the year you will learn the production process from page to stage and apply this to many of the department's performances experiencing all the main roles and responsibilities. You will also participate in industry led projects higher education site visits and workshops and numerous performances at our partner drama schools and west end contacts. You will also gain a deeper knowledge of our creative and cultural industries equality and diversity representation in the sector and develop the confidence and skills you'll need to progress to the industry via drama school. Upon training with us you will join a succession of alumni who are now studying at the country's top drama schools or working professionally nationally and internationally. So if you are an art media drama student member of a youth theatre and keen to explore working in production or backstage. We would love to talk to you.

    Progression Opportunities

    Past students have progressed onto BA (hon) Stage and Events Management Scenic Arts Set Construction Lighting Design Costume construction courses at Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance Royal Academy of Dramatic Art Royal Central School of Speech and Drama Mountview Academy London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art East 15 and Goldsmiths. Alumni are now working for a range of high-profile organisations in the creative industry including; The National Theatre The Young Vic Shakespeare's Globe EastEnders Wimbledon Theatre The Albany Guildhall Carnival cruises and a variety of dramas made by Channel 4 BBC Apple TV Amazon Prime (Steve McQueen's Small Axe Anthology) Netflix (Bridgerton ) and Sky (Britannia). Successful students will be equipped to either enter a number of art and design-based roles. These could include product designer illustrator sculptor sketch artist digital designer architect 3D model maker animator independent artist painter interior decorator print designer and fashion branding roles.


    To offer the best experience to you we have assembled a team of industry-trained expert tutors and professional technical staff who have lifelong industry knowledge and experience. Our courses are delivered in industry style studios including a 90-seat theatre spacious rehearsal rooms a technical theatre workshop and lighting studio.

    Career Options

    On completion of this course you will be able to progress into higher education specialising in one of the following; - Set Design - Stage and Events Management - Lighting Design and Operation - Digital Theatre - Costume construction or design - Prop Making - Scenic Art - Set construction - Sound Operator - Theatre Technician

Course Details

Venue Lewisham Way
Day/Eve Day
Mode Full Time
Duration 35 weeks
Start Date 11/09/2023
End Date 28/06/2024
Course Code 3DRAG9S0


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16-18 Free
19-24 £ 4,670
24+ £4,670
International £9,000

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