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Our Performing Arts study programmes are validated by University of the Arts (UAL) . Technical theatre arts encompasses stage management, set and costume design, lighting, sound, scenic painting and props. The course provides extensive training that will support regular live performances in our dedicated Tressillian Theatre and performance studios. You can expect to be involved in at least 3 major performances each year plus our annual festival, schools tour, live industry briefs, and site specific performances around London.
Aims of the course
The aim of this course is to provide an extensive introduction to technical theatre arts to students who are interested in working within the performing arts and creative industries. You will work collaboratively demonstrating imagination, creativity, dependability and self-reliance
Unit 1 Principles of Performance
Unit 2 Engaging with an Audience
Unit 3 Introduction to Professional Practice
Unit 4 Contextual and Critical awareness
Unit 5 Production Skills and Context
Unit 6 Performance Skills and Context
Unit 7 Preparation of Specialist Skills
Unit 8 Collaborative Performance Project
You will be continually assessed throughout the year, units 1-8 of the UAL qualification. Units 1-7 are graded PASS, FAIL, REFERAL, and unit 8 is graded PASS, MERIT, and DISTINCTION. Your assessment will be based on your production roles, evaluation and reflective logbooks, sketchbooks, video diaries, and presentations
Successful completion of this course can lead to study on Level 3 UAL Diploma in Performance and Production Arts, higher education opportunities at institutions including Rose Bruford College, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, RADA, Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, Academy of Live and Recorded Sound and Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Creative apprenticeships, Higher Education, drama school, university and employment
What can I earn in the technical theatre sector?
When you're deciding what to study post-16, it's important to think about where your course will lead. Having studied for a vocational technical theatre qualification, you'll be starting on a very fulfilling and varied career path with the opportunity to earn well:
Stage managers start on around £25,000 a year and can earn £41,000 with 3-5 years' experience
Sound and lighting equipment operators start on around £16,000 a year and can earn £25,000 with 3-5 years' experience
If you'd like to turn your passion for technical theatre into a career, we offer a diverse range of vocational courses that will help you get where you want to go. Our former students have gained places at prestigious drama schools such as RADA, LAMDA and Rose Bruford, and gone on to successful careers in the West End and on national and international tours ? and with the right training, there's no reason why you shouldn't follow in their footsteps.
4 GCSEs A*-C / or 9-4 (in 2017 GCSEs)
Relevant Level 2 qualification with Merit or above
Relevant industry experience to Level 2 or above
Creative and technical workshop and lessons, industry workshops, trade shows and placements, drama school outreach projects and workshops, theatre trips and research visits.
Process for Application
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