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    Production Arts and Technical Theatre Management

    Production Arts and Technical Theatre Management | Level 3 | P10427

    Study options

    How to study

    Full Time

    Start Dates

    Start Date

    September 2024



    1 or 2 Years



    Burton Town Centre Campus

    • Course overview

      This course will allow you to develop skills within the performing arts industry that explore the technical stage management elements from the backstage production team (the course is a non-performing course).

      You will explore and develop knowledge through workshops and theory sessions, using technical, process and design skills. You will understand stage management in different contexts and team roles related to a production. You will work with a range of technology and prepare for different stage settings and audiences, such as musical and immersive theatre, acting or dance shows and community theatre.

      You will develop lighting, sound, make-up, costume and set design skills by working on live briefs and performances in a real work environment and being assigned job roles for each performance. 

      Learners will work alongside Acting, Musical Theatre and Dance pathways to engage and understand the industry and specialist areas within performing arts. You will also have the opportunity to work on in-house productions and performances.

    • Fees and Costs

      Educational entitlements or fee concessions are solely based on the individual programme and nationally set eligibility criteria. To see if you qualify for fee concessions then please visit the 'what will I pay' section of our website. You may be surprised what you are entitled to!

      • Course Fees Examination & Registrations
      • 16-18 School Leaver info FREE Course fee IncludedExam & Registration fee
      • 19-23 Educational Entitlement info £7395.00Course fee £190.55Exam & Registration fee
      • 19+ Part Funded info £7395.00 Course fee £190.55Exam & Registration fee
      • 19+ Fully Funded info £7395.00Course fee £190.55 Exam & Registration fee
      • 24+ Fully Funded info £7395.00Course fee £190.55 Exam & Registration fee
      • Full Cost info £7395.00Course fee £190.55Exam & Registration fee

      Payment methods

      • Payment in Full (Credit Card / Debit Cards / Cash) accepted
      • Employer Sponsored accepted
      • Direct Debit Instalments accepted
      • Advanced Learning Loan accepted
      • Student Finance English Loan (HE) not accepted

      For International Learners

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      Call us: 01283 494757 or 01283 494472

      Visit us: Chat to the Financial Support Team in the Learner Hub
      Just drop-in, Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5pm and Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.


      Further Education Programme Only: The College reserves the right to change or amend, at any time, any of the course details including but not limited to; content, dates, times, venues, tutor, fees payable, concessions available, terms or conditions.

    • Entry requirements

      Applicants will be expected to have a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade 4 including either English or maths 

      (or) A level 2 subject specific qualification including a level 2 or equivalent in either English or maths 

      (or) An equivalent occupational experience including a level 2 or equivalent in either English or maths 

    • What modules will I study?
      • Collaborative Production Arts Project.
      • Personal Production Arts Profile
      • Production Arts Skills Development
      • The Production Arts Industry
    • How will I be assessed?

      This course is coursework based and has no formal exams. You will be assessed throughout the course, with a final end assessment or production, graded Pass, Merit, or Distinction.

    • What can I do next?

      Learners can progress to higher education degree programmes, such as: 

      HND Performing Arts

      BA (Hons) Technical Theatre and Production

      BA (Hons) Theatre Studies (Joint Honours)

      BA (Hons) Production Technology and Management

      BA (Hons) Theatre and Film

    • English & Maths

      Being confident with maths and English is not only important for everyday life but it’s expected as standard in the world of work. We’re committed to ensuring our learners have the full range of skills that universities and employers are looking for. If you haven’t yet achieved grade 4 (grade C) in English and maths and are aged between 16-18 years, you will continue to study these by undertaking a GCSE re-sit programme or appropriate stepping stone qualifications in addition to your vocational learning programme.

    • Work Experience

      We believe that the best way to get a real sense of your chosen industry is to try it out for yourself! That’s why all of our full time study programme courses include relevant industry work experience. It shows future employers you’ve got what it takes and are motivated to succeed. Not only does it look good on your CV, but it’s an opportunity to build up your confidence and industry contacts. Our Employment Hub works with over 500 local employers to ensure all students on full time study programmes have a high quality and meaningful work placement. So not only do you gain valuable work experience, it helps you decide on your future options, from choosing the right university course to finding the right employer. Work experience is a chance to you to spend time on an employer’s premises, observing the workplace, undertaking tasks (under supervision) alongside team members and learning the skills and behaviours needed at work. It’s designed to bridge the gap between your education and the world of work. It can help you to become aware of jobs you have not previously thought of, inform your career choices, develop your skills and help you gain the attitudes and behaviours expected at work. For more information on Work Experience, please contact our Employment Hub on 01283 494599 or email

    Apply now!

    More information on Performing Arts

    When you enrol on one of our performing arts courses, you will develop your talents, gain confidence in performing and benefit from lecturers with industry links and experience. From a career in the limelight as an actor or dancer to a behind the scenes role as a set designer or stage manager, our courses will help you to stand out from the crowd.

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    Contact Details

    Burton and South Derbyshire College
    Tel: 01283 494400

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