REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE
- To gain an interesting and current insight into backstage theatre.
- To develop a critical understanding job roles from lighting, sound, stage, makeup, set design and stage management.
- To gain the knowledge and understanding to pursue degrees and apprenticeships.
WHAT YOU WILL STUDY
Year 1 (Subsidiary Diploma) – a basic understanding of lighting, sound and projection. All students will get the opportunity to operate the lighting desk for a major production. Design and make latex masks or skin cuts and bruises. Design and build theatre sets for major productions. Devise, make and record your own sounds.
Year 2 (Diploma Production Arts) – events management, planning for major productions, stage lighting design, mask making.
HOW YOU WILL BE ASSESSED
Coursework and a series of portfolios to justify your practical work.
A wide range of university degree courses, apprenticeships and careers. Courses can include anything from Stage Make Up to Lighting Design to Set Design to General Technical degrees. Careers and further training posts have recently included students gaining prestigious technical degree places across the country. Other students have chosen this course to run alongside other creative subjects such as Dance, Performing Arts, Music, Fine Art and Textiles.