FdA in Production and Technical Arts

Key Facts
  • Starts September
  • Course Type Full Time
  • Duration Two Years
  • You Need 5 Requirements needed View


Students will have practical sessions in developing lighting, sound and set design as well as developing their academic skills in the Contextual Studies Module. This module aims to prepare students for dissertation at Level 6, grow critical thinking and academic skills. Each student will also undertake a work placement with a local theatre or theatre company for a week where they will shadow a current Stage Manager in a professional venue. They will provide lighting, sound, stage management and technical support for productions throughout the year. The programme has a 80/20 Practical/Academic ratio.

What will I learn

Level 4 modules: • Production and Technical Arts in Context • Health, Safety and Legislation • Stage Management • Lighting Operation • Sound Operation • Planning for the Future Level 5 modules: • Production Arts in Context 2 • Production Management • Design Portfolio • Production Workshop • Production Arts in Practice

How will I learn

You will study the arts in a range of ways including practical workshops, lectures, seminars and tutorials. Tutorials help you to discover and develop your personal aptitude for your chosen career path.

What's next

Graduates will expect to work in the arts and entertainment industries, education and the media. Successful completion of this course can lead to progression into the industry such as crew, lighting operators, arts managers or assistant stage managers or on to further higher level study.

Additional Information

You will be assessed in a variety of ways, including essays, reports, presentations and performance observations. Each assessment is carefully designed to give you the necessary tools to succeed.

This higher education course is in partnership with Teesside University
Study locally in our fantastic studios, workshops and theatre
Learn from our industry experienced tutors and technicians
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