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Performing Production Arts Light & Sound UAL Level 3 Diploma at Hertford Regional College

Course description

The potential job roles for those working towards this qualification are: Lighting or Sound Engineer for theatre, music and festivals, Lighting or Sound Designer for theatre, festivals, music events and public art installations. The course is 1 year progressing to a second on successful completion.

Course content

Lighting and sound design and operation sound recording and editing techniques, video recording and editing techniques. You will undertake a range of technical theatre roles for live events put on at the College and in external professional venues.

Entry requirements

  • 200 GCSE points including a minimum grade C in GCSE English Language
  • Or a L2 Vocational Diploma at Merit level in a relevant arts or construction specialism and a minimum grade C in GCSE English Language
  • Evidence of interest and ability in art and design


You will be assessed each through practical assignments. The final term’s assessment will be in the form of a self -chosen project, which is externally assessed.

Financial information

Free to those under 19 on 31st August 2016. If you are 19 or over on 31st August 2016, have been a permanent resident in the EU for the last three years, and are a fee paying new entrant you will pay £1500 tuition fee (this was the fee for 2015/16 and could be subject to change for 2016/17). However, fee paying students continuing on the same course for a second year will be charged £1500 tuition fee (this was the fee for 2015/16 and could be subject to change for 2016/17). You will be required to pay an administration fee, exam fees, kit fee, materials fee and an Awarding Body Registration fee if applicable. For these costs please contact our Information Centre.

Future opportunities

You can progress to a second year in theatre technology or you can progress directly to an apprenticeship or employment. On completion of the second year you will have an extended diploma, which is a nationally recognised advanced level qualification, allowing you direct access to university or employment.

Further information

Additional Activities 

If you haven’t achieved a GCSE Maths grade A* - C you will continue to work towards achieving this qualification.
You will receive group and individual tutorial support.
You will undertake independent learning and study.
You will work on commissions from employers and have the opportunity to go on a variety of theatre related trips and visits.

What will I need? 

You will need drawing materials and a sketch books as well as an external hard drive. You will be advised of what you need when you enrol. Expect to spend about £100 in the first year and a much smaller amount in the second year when you will only need to top up what you have used. There will be an approximate charge of £20 for trips.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hertford Regional College directly.

Last updated date: 25 April 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year
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    • Buses: a regular bus service connects Cheshunt and Broxbourne rail stations to the campus.

      Additional buses run to the College including:

      C2/C3 from Harlow                       approx 30 minutes
      310/311 from Waltham Cross      approx 17 minutes
      310/311 from Hertford                  approx 40 minutes

      Trains: The National Express East Anglia Service provides services from Broxbourne and Cheshunt stations to London Liverpool Street, Tottenham Hale, Waltham Cross, Enfield Lock, Harlow, Sawbridgeworth, Bishop’s Stortford and Stansted. 

      Example journey times:
      London Liverpool Street – Cheshunt – 20 minutes
      Stansted Mountfitchet – Broxbourne – 24 minutes

      Parking: There are limited car parking spaces on site.