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Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing & Production Arts (Technical Theatre) at West Kent College

Course description

This course is for students who wish to undertake a career in production and technical roles within the performing arts.

In year 1 you will work towards the Level 3 Diploma, if you achieve this you can progress onto year two and work towards the full Extended Diploma.

Supporting rehearsals and performances with rotating technical duties will expand your skills base and will be reinforced by a portfolio of evidence.

This course examines production techniques such as:

• Sound
• Set design and construction
• Lighting
• Stage management

Alongside your practical work, you will study the history and theory of performance creation, performing arts industry and how to set up and run a production company.

Entry requirements

You will need five GCSEs at Grades A*-C/9-4, including English and maths or a Level 2 First Diploma in a related subject at Merit or Distinction, with Grade C/4 GCSE in English and maths.

You will be required to attend an interview, and present a pre-interview task. You also need a positive recommendation or reference from your school/tutor.

Future opportunities

Progress to university or an Apprenticeship or aim to start your career in the performing arts industry, in entry level production roles.

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: 30 October 2018
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    • West Kent College in Tonbridge offers you a wide choice of courses for a fantastic learning experience. Choose from A-Levels, work-related options such as beauty therapy, construction or motor vehicle, Apprenticeships giving you the chance to earn while you learn, all the way up to university-level programmes in a range of subjects.

      The College gives you the freedom to learn in your own way, in an environment that offers first-class facilities and lecturers with industry experience. We will help you find the right course and, often, when your course is completed, help you to find work in the career you are aspiring to.

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      At the Tonbridge campus, students benefit from new buildings including a fantastic theatre seating over 300, television and radio studios, light and airy design studios, photography studios and darkrooms, music rehearsal rooms and recording studios.

      Students can enjoy the latest technology, such as leading-edge IT facilities, a Learning Resource Centre with over 20,000 resources and new science laboratories.

      There is also a range of facilities open to staff, students and the public, including hairdressing and beauty salons and a restaurant with a view over the Weald.