Performance & Production Arts | UAL Professional Diploma in Production | Level 4

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Course Code: FE0767-1C Course Type: 16+ college (full-time) Campus: West Durrington Campus Qualification: UAL Level 4 Professional Diploma in Technical and Production Practice for the Creative Industries Awarding Body: UAL Funding: Eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan

Why this course?

This course has been designed to provide learners with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to work within the production arts industry. It is available as a one-year full-time course, giving you access into employment, and will open up the possibility of further progression to university. It could also be of interest to those in industry wanting a recognised qualification in line with their experience. 

  • Industry-standard facilities
  • Collaborative working
  • Flexible learning programme
  • Specialist training

Start dates

September 2022 Apply
September 2023 Apply

Qualifications required

To start at this level, you need to have successfully completed a related Extended Diploma or equivalent (A-Levels). 

About this course

The qualification is suitable for learners who have an interest in production arts or a related subject who would like to get first hand experience of the operational processes of events across our on-site performance spaces and community venues. It is industry-recognised with endorsement from: Ambassador Theatre Group, National Theatre, TAIT Stage and White Light.

Music studio at West Durrington campus

Course units

Topics include:

  • Principles of technical and production practice
  • Applied professional practice
  • Professional development project

After this course

Further study

On successful completion of the Professional Diploma you can begin your career in technical production or you can progress to a university-level course, either at the MET or at other universities.

Future careers

  • Deputy chief electrician
  • Assistant technical manager
  • Senior venue technician
  • Senior stage technician
  • Senior lighting technician
  • Senior sound technician
  • Senior video technician
  • Senior automation technician 
After this course

Course fees

This course is free (you do not have to pay fees) if:

  • You are a UK citizen, hold EU Settlement Status or have a visa which could qualify you for home status.
  • AND you are under 19 on 31 August in the year you are studying.

Advanced Learner Loan

You may be eligible to apply for a loan to meet the course costs of your qualification fees. This is paid directly to the College on your behalf. For more information about Advanced Learner Loans, please click here

More funding options

Subsidised fees

If the above does not apply to you, you may still be eligible for a subsidised fee. For more information, please speak to our Admissions team: | 01273 667704

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Course costs

All 16+ (full-time) courses are free to UK citizens, those who hold EU Settlement Status or have a visa which could qualify them for home status, AND are under 19 years old on the 31 August of the year of entry. If you are 19+ and interested in studying this course, you can find out more about costs and financial support in the link below.

19+ fees

How to apply

We accept applications throughout the year, allowing you to apply up until the course starts.

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