Reasons to study this course
- Priestley has an outstanding reputation and track record for students progressing onto Production Arts related subjects within the most prestigious universities and theatre schools.
- Excellent preparation for a career in numerous backstage areas such as Stage Management, Lighting Design, Set Design, Costume, Sound Design and Theatrical and SFX Makeup. Production Arts students work on every element of the production, but don’t perform on the stage!
- Opportunities to take a number of production roles inside and outside of college.
What you will need to study this course
- interest in theatre and wider production genres
- ability to take part in essential rigging, technical rehearsals and performances outside of normal college hours
- willingness and ability to work in a team and independently
What you will study
Year 1 (Foundation Diploma) – Develop your skills in numerous areas such as stage lighting, sound, SFX makeup, projection and set design.
Opportunity to design, build, operate and stage manage a performance.
You will work on numerous live performances throughout the academic year and develop skills by putting them into practice.
Year 2 (Extended Diploma) – Develop your new skills with a focus on your preferred expertise. You will prepare yourself for university, theatre schools or apprenticeships by researching different industry careers.
How you will be assessed
Practical job roles for productions
Coursework in the form of online portfolios using written, video, verbal responses and photographic evidence to support the work undertaken.
Trips sampling different performance genres including The Harry Potter Studios in Leavesden as well as the opportunity to join the wider Media and Performing Arts trip to New York. Numerous enrichment activities ranging from Stage Makeup to Technical one-to-one tuition. Work experience.
Numerous university courses including Stage Makeup, Lighting Design, Set Design, Stage Management and General Technical Degrees. Careers and further training posts have recently included students gaining prestigious technical and set design degrees across the country. This course can be combined with other creative subjects such as Dance, Fine Art and Textiles, Performing Arts and Music. However, students have also combined this course with a wide range of none creative subjects.