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Production Arts (Technical) Level 3 Extended Diploma at South Essex College

Course description

This course will give you the knowledge, practical skills and confidence to enter the entertainment industry as a member of the backstage production team.

Completing this course will give you an Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Production Arts (Technical).

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Entry requirements

  • production arts planning
  • production arts workshops
  • historical context of performance
  • production for theatre performance
  • performing arts business
  • automated stage lighting
  • stage lighting operations
  • stage sound design
  • stage management
  • deputy stage management
  • assistant stage management
  • stage technical maintenance
  • theatre front of house operations
  • puppet construction and operations
  • maths and English


  • two GCSEs at grade C or above, in addition to maths at grade four or above and English at grade four or above, or
  • four GCSEs at grade C or above, including maths and English, or
  • you will be asked to provide evidence of your ability in the subject which could be in the form of a portfolio
  • successful attendance at interview event and satisfactory references

Financial information

  • practical tasks and supporting written material

Future opportunities

FREE to UK/EU under 19s not in employment

Further information

  • you are prepared for employment

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Essex College directly.

Last updated date: 25 January 2017
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