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Production Arts

Course Code: LIV2
  • Level: 3
  • Qualification: Diploma
  • Course type: Full-time
  • Duration: One - two years
  • Time of day: Daytime

What's it all about?

Do you dream of producing music festivals, TV shows, conferences or theatre performances? Could you be the next generation of creative, managerial and technical workers in theatre, corporate conferencing, music and live events? This exciting live events production course at City College Plymouth is an advanced programme equivalent to A Levels. It will provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills that you need to prepare for employment or university study in related subjects. You will be working on set, building stage, designing and rigging lights, engineering sound and performing stage management operations in a wide range of settings inside and outside of the College. We are fully committed to providing you with a first-class education and industry relevant experience. This one to two-year programme is made up of bite-sized chunks that each gives you a recognised qualification.

Course information

You will study a range of subjects including :

  • sound production
  • lighting production
  • event management
  • production design
  • audio visual design
  • technical operation
  • set construction
  • career management.

Your individualised study programme will be made up of the following four areas:

  • the qualification you are studying
  • English and maths
  • work experience
  • other activities to develop your personal skills e.g. preparing you for employment, training or higher/further education.

Four to five GCSEs at grades 9-4 (A*-C) (including English and maths), although relevant experience will also be considered if you do not have these qualifications.

There are no exams. You will be continually assessed throughout each stage. This will include projects ongoing work, practice routines, tests and evaluation. Functional skills, or GCSE English/maths will also be assessed if appropriate.

On successful completion you may progress to:

  • a Foundation Degree in Live Sound at the College
  • a BA (Hons) degree in event production or event management
  • a higher diploma at a recognised drama school
  • employment in the industry.

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

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