Level 3

Production Arts Practice

Duration

1 year

Location

The Broadway Theatre

Starting

Sep 2022

Audience

16-18
Adult 19+

Designed to kickstart your career in technical theatre, this course will cover all elements of successful backstage production needed for theatre, film or television. Covering lighting, sound technologies, stage management and prop design you'll gain the skills you'll need to produce high quality live performance.

You'll learn at our Broadway Theatre, a working theatre in the centre of Barking, giving you unparalleled hands-on experience, putting your skills into practice with opportunity for paid and volunteer technical production roles.

Successful completion of this course will give you the knowledge and practical experience needed for an exciting career in technical theatre and performance production.

In this course you'll learn not only about the technologies required to produce successful productions, but have the opportunity to build your collaboration and creative skills.

The four main learning modules are:

  • Production Arts Skills - developing your understanding of the creative, technical and teamwork skills and knowledge needed in a successful backstage team.
  • Production Arts Industry - learning about the wider industry with the opportunity for you to carry out an individual research project.
  • Personal Production Arts Profile - you'll develop an individual project, such as a portfolio, show, or event, related to your personal interests and self-promotion.
  • Collaborative Production Arts Project - working collaboratively to explore roles that form part of the industry, and working together to produce a final product.

Your final project can be adapted to suit different specialisms, interests or community, and local needs, and will act as a final showcase.

Assessment for this course is mainly through the development of project work and plans.

For your final showcase piece you'll work with others to bring together your learning and experience.

  • You will have achieved 4 or more GCSE grades at 4 and above including either English or Maths or have successfully completed an appropriate Level 2 qualification.

  • You will also need to provide a portfolio of work, as well as a reference.

  • Passion for Production Arts and experience in Music, Drama, Acting, Technology for stage and film is essential.
  • You may be requested to attend an interview with the curriculum team as part of the application process.

Successful completion of this course will enable you to continue your studies in technical theatre at higher education level, or to enter the workplace in a variety of roles relating to theatre, TV or film production.

Where it can lead to

There are number of routes you can take following successful completion of a course. Further study can include Higher Education courses or a Higher Apprenticeship where you will expand your skills through study whilst earning a wage. Or you may choose to move directly into employment.

Contact our careers team for further guidance.