Accessibility links

Level 3 BTEC Certificate/ Subsidiary Diploma in Production Arts (Theatre Technology) at The Rodillian Academy

Course description

Year 12:
In year one of the course you will develop the skills needed to become a Theatre Technician and cover 3 other productions arts areas such as: *Technical Stage operations, ‘Sound For The Stage’ and ‘Lighting For The Stage’. The Year 12 course is the equivalent of 1 AS level
* The specific units will be chosen to suit the cohort each year.

Year 13:
In year two of the course you will study ‘Production Arts Workshop’ and specialise in a further 2 production arts areas such as: * ‘Special Effects & Animated Props For The Stage’, ‘Stage Lighting Design’ or ‘Stage Sound Design’. You will take part in the production of at least one public performance during the year. The 2 Year course is the equivalent of 1 A level
* The specific units will be chosen to suit the cohort each year.
 

Course content

Year 12:
In year one of the course you will develop the skills needed to become a Theatre Technician and cover 3 other productions arts areas such as: *Technical Stage operations, ‘Sound For The Stage’ and ‘Lighting For The Stage’. The Year 12 course is the equivalent of 1 AS level
* The specific units will be chosen to suit the cohort each year.

Year 13:
In year two of the course you will study ‘Production Arts Workshop’ and specialise in a further 2 production arts areas such as: * ‘Special Effects & Animated Props For The Stage’, ‘Stage Lighting Design’ or ‘Stage Sound Design’. You will take part in the production of at least one public performance during the year. The 2 Year course is the equivalent of 1 A level
* The specific units will be chosen to suit the cohort each year.
 

Entry requirements

Year 12:
5 GCSEs at C or above or BTEC level 2 Performing/Production Arts and/or equivalent are minimum requirements.

Year 13:
That you have achieved a Pass or higher on the level 3 certificate in order to progress to year 13 and the subsidiary diploma
 

Assessment

The assessment process is ongoing, so it allows you to analyse and improve your own performances throughout your course in much the same way as they would in real workplace. The projects that you undertake form the basis of your unit results, which are graded as a pass, a merit or a distinction.

Future opportunities

With the international recognition of BTEC courses such as this, you can progress straight into employment. If successful there are a wide variety of prospective careers that you can explore, for example: lighting/sound technician, roadie, lighting/sound designer, sound recording engineer.
It is possible for you to progress further into higher education, as successful BTEC National qualifications give UCAS points for university applications.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 16 November 2015
Provider logo

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

Contact details

Venues