Production Arts Level 3 at Sheffield College
This is an exciting and mainly practical course. It is project based and you will learn to produce, support and manage a variety of productions for live performance. You will work as part of a team facilitating all the live performances in the Performing Arts department. You will be introduced to all areas of technical theatre and stage management in the first year of your course and then you will be able to specialise in your 2nd year if this is appropriate for your career path.
You’ll get to use our excellent facilities and be a part of live performances in a professional theatre. The course will not only help you develop your knowledge and understanding of every aspect of the Production Arts Industry but it will help your communication skills and should give you confidence in working both on your own and with others. These are skills that you can apply whatever you decide to do after you have finished the course .You will also be able to carry out research and reflect with thought and perception on your own working practices.
The Production Arts department is based at Hillsborough College in a new purpose-built Creative Arts Centre fully equipped to professional standards. The facilities have been specially designed and equipped to give you the best possible environment in which to learn about the industry.
The Btec course is extremely well established and many of our previous students are now working successfully within the industry in production and design. You will be taught by tutors who have strong links with specialists and companies both locally and nationally, and the team includes tutors who themselves have worked in the industry.
Hillsborough college itself is college is a bright and friendly college with excellent facilities and good public transport links.
During your course you will be working in the evenings on a number of occasions. This is because you will be working on several performances over the year. You are given a year planner at the start of the course to enable you to ensure that you are able to prioritise college commitments and participate fully in all projects.
5 GCSEs at 4-9 / A* - C (or acceptable alternatives). Must include English Language.
There is a continuous assignment process involving practical, research and presentation work. Written work is in the form of assignments, individual portfolios, journals and research reports. There is a mix of practical classes with some theory and will suit you if you are willing and eager to learn and to get hands on with performance projects.
At The Sheffield College we will always do our best to support you through your studies, to make them as stress free as possible. We have a specialist support team who can give you all the advice you need on all things financial, including what might be available to you, so that you don’t go short and you can concentrate all your efforts into your studies.
If you meet the eligibility criteria we’ll be able to support you with free meals. You’ll get an amount of money that you can use within the college shops and diners per day. This will be added to your student ID card which you will just swipe to purchase items.
Students (including Apprentices) of The Sheffield College who live in South Yorkshire are eligible for a 16–18 Student Pass which entitles pass holders to cheaper travel on buses and trams in South Yorkshire. Pass holders are also entitled to half fare on Northern train services in South Yorkshire.
Learner Support Fund
If you are enrolled with us, you may receive support towards the cost of:
Books and materials
Uniform and equipment
Essential course trips
- DBS checks needed for your course (previously known as CRB)
UCAS registration fee and travel to interviews when applying for university
Most students go on to do a degree or foundation degree, at a University or a Production course at a drama school. A significant number of ex-students are now working successfully in the T.V, Film and Theatre.
Other students have formed their own companies. While some students progress onto courses in the production arts, students do also go on to degree courses in a wide range of other areas where artistic understanding and communication skills are important, including Hospitality and Events Management, Tourism and Nursing.
Come and see for yourself at one of out Open Day dates throughout the year:
- Thursday 12th October 2017, 3.30pm - 7pm
- Monday 20th November 2017, 3.30pm - 7pm
- Tuesday 23rd January 2018, 3.30pm - 7pm
- Wednesday 7th March 2018, 3.30pm - 7pm
- Thursday 17th May 2018, 3.30pm - 7pm
City, Hillsborough, Peaks and Olive Grove campuses will all be open for all dates.
If you can't attend one of our Open Days, please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org to organise a tour of the college
How to apply
You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.