Production Arts (Theatre Lighting and Sound) Technical Subsidiary Diploma

Entry Requirements:

At least 4-5 GCSEs graded 9-4 including English at grade 4 or above. You should have an interest in theatre and ideally experience of being involved in performances.

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. Lighting and sound will be key disciplines explored throughout the qualification. 

Course content
Opportunities for assisting performances throughout the course include public performances in college. You will develop practical skills and gain a wider understanding of the Performing Arts Industry. You will focus on types of lighting and using a lighting console to create and run cues for a performance. You will also learn to record with microphones, use a live mixing desk and do sound for
a performance.

How will I be assessed?
This is a two-year course which is based on continuous assessment rather than formal examinations.

Are there any special expenses?
Throughout the course you will have the opportunity to take part in professional workshops and attend performances. You should be attending performances regularly.

What could I do next?
The course will allow you to apply for courses in Technical Theatre Higher Education. Some students also progress onto Drama schools for professional training.

Additional Information

Equivalent to 1 A Level

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