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Production Arts Level 3 at Norton College

Course description

The BTEC National Production Arts is a challenging yet exciting qualification that focuses on the skills needed for progression into the world of behind the scenes in a theatre. It can be taken at Subsidiary Diploma (one A level equivalent). The course will focus, among others on the following areas: Lighting; Sound; Set Construction; Scenic Painting; Costumes; Props and Mask Making. We can tailor the course to your strengths and interests in back stage work. This allows you to choose three other A levels or equivalents to study alongside this course.

Entry requirements

GCSE or equivalent: 4 A*-C.
English and Maths-desirable.
Specific- none.


Your entry qualifications for the course are 4 GCSE passes at A*-C, preferably including English and Maths plus a desire and passion to work back stage. We
have a long history of excellent results performing significantly above the national average in this subject area and students have progressed to Drama Schools who specialise in Production Arts. Students will be assessed throughout the course and there is no end. BTEC Nationals involve the study of Core Units plus Optional units of study, resulting in a high quality and highly flexible qualification. In total, a Subsidiary Diploma involves the successful completion of six units.

Future opportunities

Students can either use the BTECs as a route into Drama Schools, Higher Education or into the world of work and apprenticeships. Students achieving a qualification in
Production Arts should be aware that a high level of teamwork is essential and
will be an ideal preparation for employment in a wide variety of commercial sectors as these skills are highly prized by employers.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 25 August 2016
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