Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Theatre Technology & Event Production - Level 3 (UAL Diploma/Extended Diploma)

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Course Code: FE0340-1C Course Type: 16+ college (full-time) Campus: West Durrington Campus Start Date: September 2019 Qualification: UAL Extended Diploma in Performance & Production Arts Level 3 Awarding Body: UAL

Course aims

This practical course will teach you how to plan and rig the lighting, sound and projection systems for plays, musicals, gigs and festivals. Our main theatre and studio theatre are equipped with industry-standard lighting boards, sound mixing desks and professional software. The live shows performed by our acting and music students provide an ideal environment to train for technical and stage management roles in a range of formats.

Entry requirements

To join this Level 3 course, you should have at least 4 GCSEs at grade 4 or above, preferably including English and maths. 

If you do not have the above grades, you can start on one of the MET's Level 2 courses.

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Course content

  • Rigging, lighting and sound
  • Video and stage technology
  • Stage and production management

Why this course at the MET?

  • Fantastic facilities – industry-standard equipment and software 
  • Develop skills within a professional theatre environment 
  • Department is highly respected in the industry
  • Expert tutors with professional industry experience 
  • Practical course allows you to explore and build your skills


Northbrook MET is highly regarded in the theatre industry as a provider of excellent training.

The MET's Theatre Arts department has a broad range of staff who are all practising artists and producers involved in the region's exciting theatre scene. Our staff are here help you realise your potential.       

Our experienced teaching staff are passionate about their areas of expertise and are committed to helping you to attain your learning goals and meet your personal aims.  

Close proximity to Brighton and London - both offering a wealth of theatre experiences.      

Without a doubt, one of the reasons we know you will love studying at Northbrook MET is the renowned creative facilities and atmosphere at our West Durrington Campus. The campus is a dedicated arts space, with the theatre courses running alongside music and art & design courses. You will collaborate with like-minded, passionate students and benefit from the various creative projects that take place, such as theatre shows, music gigs and art exhibitions. The campus is regularly used by professional creatives, which further highlights the quality of our industry-standard facilities.

Further study

You can progress to university level, either at the MET or at other universities. Degrees at Northbrook MET include Stage & Production Management or Lighting & Sound Design.

Future careers:

  • Lighting technician/designer
  • Sound engineer
  • Stage/production manager
  • Pyro-technician
  • Video-wall technician
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