Performance & Production Arts | UAL Diploma/Extended Diploma in Theatre Technology & Event Production | Level 3
Why this course?
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.
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
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 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.
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 MET include Stage & Production Management or Lighting & Sound Design.
Future careers include:
- Lighting technician/designer
- Sound engineer
- Stage/production manager
- Video-wall technician
UK and EU students do not have to pay fees if they are under 19 on 31 August in the year they are studying. More information about fees for college courses and financial support for 16-19 year olds can be found here.