Performance & Production Arts | UAL Diploma/Extended Diploma in Theatre Technology & Event Production | Level 3
Why this course?
This course covers a range of theatre arts disciplines, both performance-based and behind-the-scenes in production. You can opt to focus on either performance subjects (acting, dance, singing) or production subjects (lighting, sound, set design). If you are still deciding whether you prefer performance or production, you can opt to mix and match the course units and gain a general qualification. This will allow you to specialise further down the line in your studies. The College offers facilities unrivalled in the region, including a 160-seat professional theatre, high specification rehearsal and dance studios, and extensive production workshops.
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. Students’ skills are developed through practical workshops, seminars and studio performances.
This course can be studied over two years, you will study for the Diploma in the first year, and on successful completion, the Extended Diploma in the second year.
- Very inclusive and flexible course
- Explore both performance and production arts
- Professional rehearsal and theatre facilities on campus with industry standard technology
- Expert tutors with professional experience
- Learn in a creative environment at a dedicated arts campus
To join this Level 3 course, you should have at least 4 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) 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 such as Performing & Production Arts.
- Rigging, lighting and sound
- Video and stage technology
- Stage and production management
18,708 theatre performances took place in London alone in 2018, gross revenue rose by 8.6% to £765,800,051 compared to 2017 (OR) theatre attendance topped the 15 million mark for the first time last year, a rise of 3% to 15,548,154. This was helped by an 8% rise in musical attendance . - London Theatre, 2019
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
- Close proximity to Brighton and London - both offering a wealth of theatre experiences
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.
Without a doubt, one of the reasons we know you will love studying at Northbrook College 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.
Following completion and achievement of the Diploma (year 1) you can progress to the Extended Diploma (year 2).
After the Extended Diploma you can progress to a university-level course either at the MET or at other universities. Degrees at Northbrook College include Stage & Production Management or Lighting & Sound Design.
Future careers include:
- Lighting technician/designer
- Sound engineer
- Stage/production manager
- Pyro-technician, Video-wall technician
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.
More information about fees for college courses and financial support for 16-19 year olds can be found here. Please speak to our Admissions team if you have any further queries: email@example.com | 01273 667704
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.
Course is free if you meet the following criteria
If you will be aged 19-23 when your course begins and you have not already achieved a full Level 3 or higher, you may not have to pay any fees.