UAL Level 3 Diploma in Performing & Production Arts - Backstage Production

Course code: RFAM104P

Subject area: Backstage Production

Study level: School Leaver

Course level: 3

Course details

9:00am - 5:00pm

Monday to Friday

7th Sep 2020 - 2nd Jul 2021

Abingdon Campus

Contact details

enquiries@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

01235 555585

Interested in working backstage in live theatre?

If you think you'd enjoy being behind the scenes, making it all work and aiming for a career in the industry, this new specialist course is the perfect route towards achieving those dreams.

You will develop the required skills and knowledge to pursue further studies and/or a career in technical theatre. You will experience all aspects of Backstage Production including; stage management; set design and construction; costume; sound and lighting. You can work with experienced performers, directors and performance students to stage numerous large and small scale productions throughout the year, at the College and in the local community.

Past productions have included dance shows, musicals and plays with elaborate set designs and special effects. With our purpose-built theatre you will make use of industry standard lighting and sound equipment and production tools, as well as access to light and sound software.

What will I learn?
• Stage management skills for working in the theatre industry
• The art of lighting and sound design
• Stage design and construction
• Arts administration and the Performing Arts business
• To develop skills in event management
• Work to an industry standard
• Have the opportunity to work with industry trained practitioners
• Design and create set and prop pieces appropriate for productions

Abingdon & Witney College have well established links with creative and cultural industries within Oxfordshire and beyond. We use these links to ensure you get a real-world experience and exposure as an emerging Creative.

This qualification is recognised throughout the industry. Successful candidates can progress directly into the industry to become stage managers, production assistants, set designers, costume designers, arts administrators or to work on live events such as festivals. Alternatively there are related higher education courses. Past students have progressed to Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Guildford School of Acting, SA and Rose Bruford.
5 GCSEs at grade C/4 and above usually including Maths and English OR
Level 2 Diploma at Merit or above usually including GCSE maths and English.
There is a course consumable fee of £70.00 payable at enrolment which covers studio consumables, production kit and general resources. There is also a fee of £50.00 for induction / day trips payable via WisePay at the start of term. The total course fee is £120.00.

In addition to the main course fees there is an optional residential trip to New York costing approx £1200 (cost given for guidance only.)

Trips and visits may be offered as part of your programme of study but these will be optional and fees will be collected throughout the duration of the course. Details of cost will be provided during the enrolment process if not already above.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course cost, call 01235 216 298 for more information.

The 19+ full fee button displays the full fee that may apply, the rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. Also see the Course Fees & Finance page under the Info Centre link at the top of the screen.

16 - 18 Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Kit / Clothing: £20.00
Materials: £50.00

Total Cost: £70.00


19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £4,670.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Kit / Clothing: £20.00
Materials: £50.00

Total Cost: £4,740.00


19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Kit / Clothing: £20.00
Materials: £50.00

Total Cost: £70.00