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Live Events Production

Course Code: LIV2
  • Level: 3
  • Qualification: Diploma
  • Awarding body: Pearson, Pearson
  • Duration: One - two years
  • Course type: Full-time
  • Time of day: Daytime
  • When you'll study: Various days and times

What's it all about?

Step into the Spotlight with Our Live Events Production Course!

Dive into the Diploma in Live Events Production at City College Plymouth and set out on a journey of
intellectual and creative growth. This isn’t just a course—it’s a foundational exploration where
fresh ideas, innovative concepts, and technological marvels converge. Delve into the
fundamentals of theatre and live events, where the boundaries of what you know are constantly

Course information

Delve into Live Events Production at City College Plymouth and embark on an enlightening journey of discovery and understanding. This course is your stepping stone into the expansive world of production arts, serving as a gateway to the fundamental concepts and evolving techniques.

At the heart of this Diploma, you’ll be introduced to a wealth of new ideas, from the foundational elements of theatre to the dynamic pace of live events. With a balanced focus on theory and practice, you’ll be encouraged to explore various techniques, question established norms, and apply your academic knowledge to real-world challenges. 

Unit 1 – Principles of Performance: Explore the foundational principles and bring your ideas to life in our state-of-the-art theatre! 

Unit 2 – Engaging with an Audience: Master the art of captivating audiences and creating mesmerising experiences! 

Unit 3 – Introduction to Professional Practice: Absorb wisdom and insider knowledge from industry professionals through lectures and workshops! 

Unit 4 – Critical and Contextual Awareness: Develop a critical eye and contextual understanding, essential for creating meaningful and impactful productions! 

Unit 5 – Production Skills and Context: Dive into the technical aspects, learning the ropes of rigging, the precision of CAD design, and the innovation of creative content! 

Unit 6 – Performance Skills and Context: Cultivate performance skills and understand their contextual application in the real world of production arts! 

Unit 7 – Preparation for Specialist Study: Prepare for specialised studies, honing your skills and knowledge in your chosen field! 

Unit 8 – Collaborative Performance Project: Experience the power of collaboration, creating extraordinary productions with your peers!

Why Choose This Course? 

The Diploma lays the groundwork for your next step – the Extended Diploma in Production Arts. Every module is designed to set you up for success in the more advanced stages of your

Holistic Learning Experience: Dive deep into the world of production arts with hands-on training, real-world applications, and insights that pave the way for the Extended Diploma. Experience learning that’s not just theoretical but alive and dynamic!

Flexible & Diverse Learning Paths: As you embark on this journey, you have the freedom to tailor your learning experience. Our flexible study options and diverse curriculum ensure you’re well-prepared to delve deeper into specialised modules in the Extended Diploma.

Future-Ready Skills for Advanced Studies: Cultivate a vast array of skills that not only serve you in the Diploma but also prime you for the Extended Diploma. Gain technical expertise and essential soft skills like adaptability and effective communication, setting the stage for advanced opportunities.

GCSE English and Maths: Applicants must have achieved a grade 4 or above in both GCSE English and Maths. These foundational subjects provide the essential skills needed to excel in the course. 

Relevant GCSEs: In addition to English and Maths, applicants should have attained grade 4 or above in at least two further relevant GCSEs. Subjects that are considered relevant include, but are not limited to: 

– Art 

– Design 

– Physics 

…and other related disciplines.

These requirements ensure that students have a solid academic foundation and a genuine interest in the field, setting them up for success in the Live Events Production course. 

If you have any questions or require further information about the entry requirements, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our admissions team. We’re here to guide and assist you on your path to a vibrant future in Production Arts!

In our exhilarating Live Events Production course, we embrace a myriad of assessment methods, each designed to inspire, challenge, and elevate your technical and creative spirit. Our assessments are not just about measuring; they are about exploring, discovering, and celebrating your unique journey!

After successfully completing your Diploma in Production Arts, you’ll be perfectly positioned to step right into the second year and earn your Extended Diploma in Live Event Production. 

Here’s what awaits you: 

Advanced Learning: Dive deeper into the fascinating world of production arts, building on the foundational skills you’ve gained during your first year. 

Enhanced Career Opportunities: The Extended Diploma is well-recognized by industry professionals, giving you a competitive edge as you embark on your career. 

Specialised Modules: Engage in advanced courses tailored to provide a richer understanding of production arts, equipping you for both higher education and coveted roles in the industry.

Hands-on Experience: You’ll benefit from practical projects, collaborations, and workshops, further honing your skills and crafting a standout portfolio.

Networking: Connect with industry insiders, guest speakers, and peers. These connections will expand your professional network and open doors to a myriad of opportunities. 

By choosing to advance to the Extended Diploma, you’re not just continuing your educational
journey—you’re boosting your career prospects in the vibrant field of production arts. Plus, with the College’s robust industry ties and dedicated support, you’ll be ready for either immediate employment or further studies upon graduation.

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

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Future careers

What you could earn:

Photographers, Audio-visual and Broadcasting Equipment Operators


Potential salary


Entry level salary


Average salary


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