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Production Arts (Theatre Production) UAL Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma at Northbrook College Sussex

Course description

Full production experience on a range of public shows in The Northbrook Theatre and our new studio theatre makes this course unique in the region. Resources include fully equipped professional theatre with ETC Ion lighting desk, intelligent and generic lighting fixtures, DigiCo Digital Sound Desk, wireless and shotgun microphones, projector, video mapping software, QLab workstations, wireless technical intercom, hemp and counterweight fly tower, wardrobe, make-up and prop studios, paint gallery and scenic workshop.

Level 3 includes:


  • Production planning
  • Stage management
  • Lighting Design
  • Sound Design
  • Technical theatre ops
  • Stage design
  • Scenic construction
  • Special effects
  • Working freelance

If you have less that grade C in GCSE English or Maths, you will also study that subject at college.

Students will be expected to provide the following kit:

Blacks: Fleece, trousers, t-shirts, shorts socks

PPE (personal protective equipment): steel toe capped boots, riggers gloves

Tools: Adjustable wrench 6” and 8”, leatherman or multi-tool, torch (handheld or led head torch), scale ruler, portable usb flashdrive

Entry requirements

To start on this course you need:

4 GCSEs at grades A* to C including either English or Maths (if you have A* to C in English, your Maths grade must be minimum D - or vice versa) 
a relevant Level 2 qualification, including English and Maths requirements.

You will be invited to show relevant examples of your work at interview.

Future opportunities

After 1 year at Level 3 you can achieve a University of the Arts London (UAL) Level 3 Diploma in Production Arts. This means you can apply for the Extended Diploma course (below).

After 2 years at Level 3 you can achieve a University of the Arts London (UAL) Extended Diploma in Production Arts.

This is equivalent to 3 A Levels. This means you can apply for university level courses or seek work in industry. You could also apply to many other specialist courses at universities/drama schools. These have included RADA, LAMDA, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Rose Bruford College and Guildhall. The qualification attracts 180, 280 and 420 UCAS tariff points for Pass, Merit and Distinction grades respectively.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Northbrook College Sussex directly.

Last updated date: 10 May 2016
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