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Production Arts (Technical Theatre) BTEC Extended Diploma - Level 3 at Dudley College

Course description

This course would suit students interested in the creative process of technical theatre. The purpose of the course is to enable students to be trained to a professional standard in the use of stage and theatre-related equipment.

 

Course content

This course would suit students interested in the creative process of technical theatre. The purpose of the course is to enable students to be trained to a professional standard in the use of stage and theatre-related equipment.
You will have the opportunity to develop technical skills in lighting, live sound and visual imagery and will work closely with performing arts courses to develop stage management skills. This requires you to work on productions that are staged in our state-of-the-art theatre.

You will work on a wide range of internal and external performances including music gigs, musical theatre, plays, dance and fashion shows. Over two years you will also work as part of the technical crew for the Evolve Theatre, assisting visiting companies and gaining valuable work experience in a professional working environment.

Core units:
• Production arts workshop
• Performing arts business
• The historical context of performance
• Production arts planning
• Production for theatre performance.

Specialist units:
• Lighting operation
• Moving lights and LED operation
• Lighting design
• Live sound for the stage
• Sound operations
• Sound design
• Visual imagery
• Stage management
• Stage technology installation
• Stage design and construction.

Entry requirements

You must attend an interview and should have 4 GCSEsat grade C or above

OR

First Diploma in Performing Arts.

Assessment

This course is 100% coursework and will be continually assessed through a range of practical and written assignments.

Financial information

There is no need to worry about the costs of coming to college as there is lots of financial help available. Our finance and welfare officers will be able to talk to you about any help that may be available to you based on your individual circumstances.

 

Examples of financial help are:

 

Bursary fund

 

Students aged 16-18 attending a full-time further education course can apply to the 16-18 Bursary Fund for help with college related costs. More information about the 16-18 Bursary Fund can be found at the website:https://www.gov.uk/1619-bursary-fund or by contacting our Student Finance team on 01384 363 555.

 

Free BUS PASS

 

We will provide a free bus pass to help with travel costs for 16-18* year olds on full-time programmes, based on individual circumstances**. To qualify for a free bus pass***, you must live more than one mile from the campus at which you will be studying and not already be in receipt of other financial support, such as Care to Learn funding.

 

*Under 19 as at 31 August 2017.

 

**Students with learning difficulties or disabilities who are unable to access public transport may still be able to receive help – talk to our Student Finance team.

 

***Evidence of family income will need to be provided.

 

For advice on help that may be available to you when you start college call our Student Finance team on 01384 363 555

Future opportunities

Specialist drama schools, Foundation degree or BA (Hons) degree in stage technology, lighting design, live sound or stage management.

Career options: Theatre technician, lighting and sound designer, stage manager, production designer.

 

Further information

For further information about Dudley College and the courses on offer, please visit http://www.dudleycol.ac.uk or contact Student Services on 01384 363 363.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 14 February 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years.BTEC 90 Credit Diploma – Equivalent to 1.5 A LevelsBTEC Extended Diploma – Equivalent to 3 A Levels
  • Course code: PPERCB00042
  • Web url: http://www.dudleycol.ac.uk

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    • At Dudley Evolve you will find:

      Fantastic learning facilities for travel and tourism, sport, public services, performing arts, hair and beauty, media, graphics, art and design, along with a new stage school for performing arts, dance and music students.