Why Should You Take This Course?
This is a course for anyone interested in what happens behind the scenes to get a show up and running. You will have the opportunity to work alongside our Performing Arts students on productions.
Opportunities for assisting performances throughout the course include public performances in college and touring to a variety of venues. You will develop practical skills and gain a wider understanding of the performing arts industry. You will work on modules which are divided into 'Core' and 'Optional' areas.
- Assistant Stage Management
- Deputy Stage Management
- Stage Management
- Scenic Construction for the Stage
- Scenic Painting
- Mask Making in the Performing Arts
- Production Management for Live Performance
A variety of skills-based modules through different projects.
This element may include modules such as; Production Arts Workshop, Technical Stage Operations, Stage Lighting Operations, Stage Sound Operations, Puppet Construction and Operation, Period Props and Special Effects and Animated Props for the Stage.
How will I be assessed?
The BTEC Subsidiary Diploma is a two year course which is based on continuous assessment rather than external examinations. It is possible to be accredited with the Level 3 Certificate after the first year.
Are there any special expenses?
Throughout the course you will have the opportunity to take part in professional workshops and attend performances. Tools and art equipment will be needed. You should be attending performances regularly.
What could I do next?
The BTEC Level 3 Diploma could allow you to apply for courses in Technical Theatre Higher Education. Some students also progress onto Drama schools for professional training.