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Full Time Production Arts BTEC National Diploma

In Norwich ()

Price on request

Description

  • Typology

    BTEC

  • Duration

    2 Years

Description

All students take the five core units: Performing Arts Production Workshop, Performing Arts Business, Historical Context of Performance, Performing Arts Production Planning, and Production for Theatre Performance. You will take specialist units, which include Stage Management, Stage Lighting Operations, Stage Sound Operations, Performing Arts Event Management, and Stage Design for Performance.

Important information

Government funding available

To take into account

You will normally need to have at least one of the following: a BTEC First Certificate or Diploma in a related subject, an Intermediate GNVQ in a related subject, at least four GCSEs at grades A*-C, appropriate work experience. You will also be expected to attend an interview workshop day, where you will be required to participate in practical activities, prepare and perform a short...

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Course programme


Production Arts BTEC National Diploma
  • School:
    • School of Creative Arts
  • Attendance Type:
    • Full Time
  • Course Level:
    • Level 3
  • Course Keywords:
    • stage management,
    • technical,
    • build
  • Qualification:
    • BTECs, OCR Nationals and other vocational qualifications

Summary:

This course is for people who are interested in working within the Performing Arts and Creative Industries in the technical and design areas. It is a practical, work-related course. You learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situation, activities and demands. As well as learning about the employment area you have chosen, you develop the skills you need to start a career. It is equivalent to three A levels which means when you have finished the course you can choose whether to get a job straight away or go into higher education first. The course is equally suitable for school leavers and mature students.

The course is made up of eighteen units - five core units which everyone takes and thirteen specialist units. The core unit in Performing (Major Project) counts as two units. The specialist units enable you to study particular areas in depth.

Course Length:
Two years
Entry Requirements:

You will normally need to have at least one of the following: a BTEC First Certificate or Diploma in a related subject, an Intermediate GNVQ in a related subject, at least four GCSEs at grades A*-C, appropriate work experience. You will also be expected to attend an interview workshop day, where you will be required to participate in practical activities, prepare and perform a short presentation and undertake a short interview. Dates and venue for the interview workshops will be given to you by the Admissions team once you have made your application.

Assessment:
All units are assessed and graded and an overall grade for the qualification is awarded. Assessment is on-going throughout the course, and requires you to complete projects and assignments based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. Assessment activities that you may undertake include: participating in practical workshops, rehearsals, performances, coursework, research, keeping journals, writing essays, giving presentations, discussing work.

Academic Progression:
BTEC National Diplomas are valued by employers and higher education (universities and colleges). If you decide to go to university or college you could take a degree, Foundation degree or a BTEC Higher National in subjects such as Events Management, Technical Theatre or Stage Management.

Career Progression:
BTEC National Diplomas are valued by employers and higher education (universities and colleges). If you want to get a job straight away you could work in Performance Support.

Full Description:
All students take the five core units: Performing Arts Production Workshop, Performing Arts Business, Historical Context of Performance, Performing Arts Production Planning, and Production for Theatre Performance. You will take specialist units, which include Stage Management, Stage Lighting Operations, Stage Sound Operations, Performing Arts Event Management, and Stage Design for Performance.

Days and times of attendance:
You will spend approximately eighteen hours a week at College, and at The Garage with your tutors having taught sessions. You will be expected to match this time with your own rehearsal, preparation, research and home work per week. During Production periods you will be expected to spend more time at the College in order to undertake and keep to rehearsal and planning schedules.

Trips:
It is essential as a Production student that you see as much theatre as you can, therefore we arrange regular trips to the theatres across the county to see a variety of work produced. We also arrange a yearly residential trip, and in the past we have visited London and New York.

Full Time Production Arts BTEC National Diploma

Price on request