Production Arts (Stage Management and Technical Theatre) - Level 3 Diploma at Chichester College
At the heart of our thriving Performing Arts department sits the busy and efficient Technical Stage Management team. Throughout the year we produce a number of shows and the stage management students assist in the running and technical management of all of our shows. We work mainly in our own studio "The Riverside Theatre" and sometimes venture to outside venues, The Showroom at Chichester University and The Alexandra Theatre in Bognor Regis. This is a very broad, hands on, practical course.
You will be studying all areas of Technical Theatre & Stage Management. Some units of study are: lighting design and operation, sound design and operation, stage management, production management, scenic painting and construction and prop making.
In this course, you gain the basic skills and knowledge in Technical Theatre and begin to find your areas of interest and expertise. You will have in the first term, classroom based lessons and also be expected to work independently on research projects whilst technically supporting the shows with your fellow students. Progression to the second year, will see you improve upon the work already undertaken and will give you the opportunity to take on more varied roles as well as leadership roles.
You need a minimum of 5 GCSE's (incl English AND Maths) at grade C or above or a merit level grade in a related subject at level 2 to get onto the 90 credit Diploma in the first year. Then to do the top-up year, you need to have been successful in the first year and passed all the units required.
Each unit of study that you undertake requires you to create a portfolio of evidence in the form of research, essays, photographs, videos, show related documentation (ie cue sheets, schedules, plans etc.) as well as personal evaluations and collection of witness statements. There are no exams/tests.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chichester College directly.