Level 3 Production Arts
Mon Sep 07 2020
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Are you passionate about the arts? Want to know what goes on behind the scenes and develop the skills to be part of the integral team that bring the arts to life, whether that be on stage or on camera? This course offers a unique combination of set design and making, lighting design, sound, rigging and production management skills development. Throughout the course, you will build your skills as a multi skilled practioner through a mix of collaborative and independent working. The course is designed to give you a real hands-on experience of producing a wide range of live performance events. It develops your creative and technical knowledge and skills, gives you real industry experience and prepares you for a successful career in this exciting, ever-changing and dynamic profession. During your study you will learn the full range of production processes, from first design concepts through to realisation. You will gain real industry experience in both lighting and sound, design and stage management. Live Events students at Gateshead College are an integral part of all the music gigs and performances we stage, both in-house and at a range of music and theatre venues across the region. You will gain experience of setting up your own production company and working on a number of varied industry-based commissions. You will be supported in taking your next steps, whether that be applying to university, gaining an apprenticeship or entering the industry. Students get to engage with visiting lecturers, as well as go on trips and visits to venues, both regionally and nationally. You will gain experience of the sector due to the unique partnerships with the likes of Northern Stage, the SAGE Gateshead and other local businesses. You will work collaboratively with the music performance, music tech and performing arts students to bring to life performances to live audiences. On completion of this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to embark on a career in this creative and exciting industry.
The course is a two year, full-time vocational course, equivalent to 3 A-Levels. You will work on practical projects in the following: Northern Stage Residencies (1st & 2nd Year) Events Promotion and Management Lighting and Sound Design, Maintenance and Operation Set and Prop Design and Building Stage Management (inc. Costume and Make-Up) Set Up for Live Music and Performance
This course is
free to those aged under 19 years old.
Most people aged 19 years and over can qualify for free or reduced price course fees and there are grants and bursaries you can apply for to help cover the costs of coming to college, depending on your circumstances.
you already have a full level 3 qualification and are aged 19 years over, you
can apply for an Advanced Learning Loan or pay the fee upfront in full and
qualify for a 10% discount.
You can get more information at our enrolment events, by calling 0191 490 2246 or email us at
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