Production Arts

  • Level 3 Extended Diploma

  • 2 years full-time

It’s good to remember that the performing arts sector is not always about performing in front of an audience. There are some great opportunities for those who have creative practical skills who are key to staging entertainment events such as stagehands and lighting technicians.

The course is suitable for those interested in developing a career within the vast performing arts industry as a; technician, stage manager, production manager, set designer, costume designer, prop maker, scenic artist, lighting designer/operator, sound designer/operator.

This Level 3 course aims to give you a comprehensive introduction to the skills required to embark on a career or progression to higher education / specialist training in theatre and live performance, dance, music, events, festivals, television or film.

It will allow you to develop creative and practical techniques using studios, specialist workshops and purpose-built facilities. You will reflect the day-to-day reality of the industry through project-based briefs and public performances.

Throughout the course, you will undertake:

  • Technical skills such as video, sound and lighting operations, scenic painting, set construction, stage management, prop and costume making
  • Creative studies including designing for set, costume, lighting, sound, props and special effects
  • Contextual studies covering contemporary and historical issues in performance and business studies

Please note, studio / materials costs may apply to this course.

You will be assessed in a variety of ways, which could include assignments, case studies and continual class assessment.

5 GCSEs at grade C or above, preferably including English and Maths. Equivalent qualifications are accepted, including a Merit at Level 2.

On successful completion of Year 1, you will achieve the Level 3 Diploma. On successful completion of Year 2, you will achieve the Level 3 Extended Diploma.

Progression from the Level 3 Extended Diploma can include higher education, specialist training or working within the industry.

Enrolment fee: £40

Course-related fees, eg materials/equipment: £60*

*This cost is approximate and is subject to change. Some costs may be payable to the College and some may be payable to external suppliers. Further details can be obtained by contacting hello@bridgend.ac.uk. There may be support available towards these costs; please visit our website for more information.

Please note: Access to an appropriate digital device for learning is required for this course. You may be eligible for support with this; please visit our website for more information.

This Level 3 course aims to give you a comprehensive introduction to the skills required to embark on a career or progression to higher education / specialist training in theatre and live performance, dance, music, events, festivals, television or film.

It will allow you to develop creative and practical techniques using studios, specialist workshops and purpose-built facilities. You will reflect the day-to-day reality of the industry through project-based briefs and public performances.

Throughout the course, you will undertake:

  • Technical skills such as video, sound and lighting operations, scenic painting, set construction, stage management, prop and costume making
  • Creative studies including designing for set, costume, lighting, sound, props and special effects
  • Contextual studies covering contemporary and historical issues in performance and business studies

Please note, studio / materials costs may apply to this course.

You will be assessed in a variety of ways, which could include assignments, case studies and continual class assessment.

5 GCSEs at grade C or above, preferably including English and Maths. Equivalent qualifications are accepted, including a Merit at Level 2.

On successful completion of Year 1, you will achieve the Level 3 Diploma. On successful completion of Year 2, you will achieve the Level 3 Extended Diploma.

Progression from the Level 3 Extended Diploma can include higher education, specialist training or working within the industry.

Enrolment fee: £40

Course-related fees, eg materials/equipment: £60*

*This cost is approximate and is subject to change. Some costs may be payable to the College and some may be payable to external suppliers. Further details can be obtained by contacting hello@bridgend.ac.uk. There may be support available towards these costs; please visit our website for more information.

Please note: Access to an appropriate digital device for learning is required for this course. You may be eligible for support with this; please visit our website for more information.

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