Theatre Design and Production Level 3 Extended Diploma

Theatre Design and Production Level 3 Extended Diploma

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Theatre Design and Production Level 3 Extended Diploma

Theatre Design and Production Level 3 Extended Diploma

Do you want to work Backstage? Our Level 3 Theatre Design and Production Course will enable you to explore a wide range of technical and creative skills alongside real production experience of the backstage roles that are essential for the staging of a successful performance.

In your first year you will develop a variety of production skills required to work backstage in theatre choosing from a range of creative and technical units. You will work on live productions assisting second year managers.

In your second year you will specialise in theatre design and production management focussing on your preferred subject pathway, including:

  • Lighting Design
  • Sound Design
  • Video Design 
  • Set and Props
  • Stage Management 
  • Costume Design
  • Theatrical Make-up 
  • Front of House and Box Office

You will work closely with production managers, directors and designers to create a variety of performance spaces. We have strong links with theatres including Leeds Playhouse, Opera North and Howard Assembly Rooms.

 
Duration 2 years
Study mode Full Time
Start date 09/09/2019
Campus Quarry Hill Campus
Course code 70345-01
Fee 16 - 18: no fee* 19+: £7,395 (19+ fee subject to change) (Advanced Learner Loan Eligible) *Be aware that if you are 18 when you start your studies you may have to pay fees for a year 2 top-up.

What you learn

Production pathway:

  • Make-up for performers
  • Special effects make-up
  • Hair styling for performers
  • Stage costume design
  • Stage costume making 
  • Stage wardrobe management
  • Designing for theatre
  • Props making
  • Scenic construction
  • Production planning
  • Production for theatre 
  • Front of House operations 
  • Assistant stage management 
  • Production workshop

Technical pathway:

  • Stage lighting operations
  • Stage sound operations
  • Technical stage operations (lighting, sound and video)
  • Deputy stage management 
  • Stage management 
  • Lighting design
  • Sound design
  • Props making
  • Scenic construction
  • Production planning
  • Production for theatre 
  • Front of House operations 
  • Assistant stage management 
  • Production workshop

Benefits / Skills you will develop

This course enables you to experience a wide range of backstage roles in the theatre and is designed for students wishing to make their career in the theatre or related industries. You will have the opportunity to develop your skills with real production experience of the backstage roles that are essential for the staging of a successful performance. You will gain insight into the different career paths available in this busy and exciting industry and will build a portfolio of work to showcase your talents for future educational or employment opportunities.

 

At the end of your second year you will lead a team of technicians or production artists in your preferred specialist area on a large scale production. You will be responsible for creating a design that meets the directors intentions. Your team will realise your ideas transform your given performance space that also meets the needs of the performers and audience. 

How you will be assessed

To achieve your level 3 qualification (equivalent to 3 A-Levels) you will need to complete a minimum of 18 units during your full-time 2 year programme of study. The course is accredited by BTEC and you will be assessed through a variety of different methods. 

Where is the course delivered (facilities / classrooms)

This course will be delivered at our brand new Quarry Hill Campus alongside Leeds Playhouse and situated amongst Leeds' creative quarter.

Sessions will be held in state of the art facilities including: Theatre, Technical Workshop, Hair and Make-up workshop, Costume Workshop and Production Meeting Room.

 

 

Entry requirements

If you are part of the new grading system for GCSE we would see a Grade 4 or above as the equivalent of a Grade C in this offer.

5 A*-C GCSEs including English or equivalent and a successful interview. Portfolio of creative work (if applicable).

What's next

Most of our students tend to go onto Higher Education to study degrees in various backstage areas including: Technical Theatre, Stage Management, Events Management, Set and Props Making, Make-up Special Effects and Costume Design. Some will go directly into employment or apprenticeships within the performing arts industry.

 Here are some of the places our students have progressed onto:

  • Guildhall School of Music and Drama 
  • Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama 
  • Backstage Academy 
  • Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
  • British and Irish Modern Music Institute 
  • Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts
  • Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts
  • Bournemouth University
  • Bolton University
  • Cardiff Metropolitan University
  • London College of Fashion 
  • Royal Conservatoire of Scotland 
  • Huddersfield University 
  • Bristol Old Vic

Some will go directly into employment/apprenticeships within the performing arts industry.

 

Campus Locations

Quarry Hill Campus

Playhouse Square
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS2 7BS
Nearest train station
Leeds Central Station, 0.9 MilesWebsite