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Production Arts (Technical Theatre) BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at Hull College Group

Course description

This highly vocational course is designed to provide you with the knowledge you need to get out into the industry and start working on many kinds of live events and productions.

Although many of the skills you will learn are theatre based, these skills are widely transferable into other areas of industry such as conferencing, sporting events, television work, radio production, music gigs and festivals.

Students work as part of a production company, supporting a wide range of performances and shows covering many different styles and genres of theatre and live performance.

Each student will have the chance to explore all of the Technical and Event Management disciplines through ‘real life’ production situations while working in Hull College’s Riverside Theatre and supporting events in external venues in the local area.

Course content

  • Stage Management
  • Technical Stage Operations
  • Set Design and Construction
  • Events and Production Management
  • Stage Lights and Sound Design

Entry requirements

Grades A-C in English and Maths or a Level 2 qualification with Level 2 Functional Skills

Future opportunities

Completion of this course allows progression opportunities onto the BA Honors Degree in Theatre Production (Hull College School of Performance Arts) or other Higher Education courses at universities throughout the UK.

Further information

All students will partake in all of the elements of the Study Programme which include:

  • Vocational Studies
  • English and Maths*
  • Additional learning goals 
  • Individual learner reviews
  • Work experience
  • Directed Personal Study

Additional vocational work will be set for students to work on in studio’s as Directed Personal study, outside of the above timetabled sessions. Hours per week for this Study programme are between 16hrs and 30hrs.

Each student has an Individual Study programme package dependant on previous qualification achievements.

* Dependant on previous qualifications, Maths and English are mandatory requirements for all students who have not achieved Grade C or above in GCSE. Additional learning goals will be studied dependant on individual students previous English and Maths achievements.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 April 2016

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