Why study Production Arts?

Do you enjoy working backstage at events? Have a passion for production and producing your own shows? Big Creative Education’s Level 3 in Production Arts will teach you the industry-informed skills you need to operate professionally behind the scenes. This will range from fixing the perfect lighting for a theatrical production in BCA’s fully-fitted 200 seat theatre to learning how to manage and instruct a team of performers live on stage.

You will develop a wide range of skills in lighting, sound effects, set design, video projection, rigging, stage management and set construction. Put all of these skills to practice with hands-on experience producing and managing your own theatrical productions in our commercial 200 seat theatre and production workspace, with equipment and resources informed by and innovating on those currently used in the industry today.

Studying a Level 3 in Production Arts can lead to a wide number of potential careers in the creative arts industries including set design & management, audiovisual production, theatrical production and technical theatre, festival and event production – including music, festivals, and sports. This is a wide-ranging and all-encompassing course that emphasises the complexity and craft of production and puts you centre-stage in your learning experience.

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Age Requirements
All BCE courses are for learners aged 16-23 as of 31 August 2019.

However, if you have a learning difficulty and/or disability with a valid Education and Healthcare Plan, you can study with us up to the age of 25.

Level 3

You will learn the full process behind arts production including set design, scenic construction, prop making, stage lighting and video projection, set/events management, and sound design. Understanding the processes behind the world’s greatest live events you will hone your skills in each discipline, before ultimately putting your skills into practice with your own productions – held in Big Creative Academy’s 200 seat theatre.

What you will learn:

  •  Production Arts
  • Performing Arts Business
  • Production Arts Planning
  • Performance
  • Stage Management
  • Stage Lighting Design
  • Stage Model Making/Scenic Painting
Course entry requirements:

Applicants must have 5 GCSEs at grade C (4) or above (including Art & Design) or a L2 Diploma in Art & Design or L2 in Production or Performance would be desirable.

Course duration and start date:

The course will begin in September 2020 and lasts for two years.

What qualification(s) will I receive?

  • Level 3 Diploma in Production Arts

Learners with a grade 3/ D in GCSE English and/or Maths will complete a GCSE re-sit alongside their course.

Learners with a grade 2/E or below in English and/or Maths will work towards achieving their Functional Skill qualification alongside their course.

Progression Opportunities

The course is specifically designed for people who are looking to gain a career in areas such as events production, theatre production, theatre management, creative arts, set design, audiovisual production and sound design. We encourage a minimum two year of study to maximize your experience and portfolio and opportunities to progress to an apprenticeship or university.

Will I receive support throughout my course?

At Big Creative Education, we pride ourselves on offering support to all of our young people throughout their programme.

We have a number of learners who have a range of support needs from specific learning difficulties, or autistic spectrum disorders to mental health conditions, amongst others. If you currently have a valid Education and Health Care Plan or a Learning Difficulty Assessment (LDA), you will be entitled to government funded support from your local authority to ensure we help you achieve the best from your learning.

If you wish to discuss any aspect of learning support, please do not hesitate to contact Lauren (Entry Level to Level 2) or Shayne (Level 3) on 020 8498 3300.

For more information about the support we offer to learners please click here

How will I be taught and assessed?

All of our courses are vocational which means they are designed to compliment learners with a visual and kinaesthetic learning style.

As a result, you will be assessed via a range of both practical and written assignments.

What happens after I submit an Application?

Once you have submitted your application online, you will be contacted via post and email with an interview appointment. Our interview evenings happen on a monthly basis so you will never wait more than 30 days for an appointment.

Your interview is an opportunity for you to showcase and discuss your creative skill set with our industry professional tutors. We actively encourage applicants to attend their interviews with either a portfolio of work (if you have it) or an audition piece (if you’re applying for Music Performance or Performing Arts).

At the end of your interview you will receive a conditional offer for September subject to achieving the entry criteria. This will also be confirmed in writing so you have something to keep as a reminder.