Production Arts Diploma Level 3
- September 2020, Full Time
Production Arts students develop the sort of creative problem solving, communication and time management skills highly valued by all higher education institutions and employers. Client facing, independent and pro-active they raise the bar every year, with students securing their first choice place at some of the most prestigious universities for Production Arts in the country.
On this course, you learn by completing projects and written assignments that are completed only while working on realistic workplace situations, to enable you to gain the experience needed to pursue a career in the production industries.
You will spend approximately 18 hours per week at college having taught sessions by your tutors. You will be expected to match this time with your own preparation, research and homework per week. During production periods you will be expected to spend more time at the College, including evenings and weekends in order to undertake and keep to rehearsal and planning schedules.
The college's state of the art facilities include the 180 seat Platform Theatre with an excellent industry standard lighting, sound and video equipment. Paired with, frequent visits by industry professionals and world leading suppliers and manufacturers support the learning of those involved.
Why Our College?
Real Theatre Environment
Our theatre hosts over 18 student performances to members of the public each year.
Awarded by the UAL
All of our performing arts courses are awarded by the University of the Arts London.
Production Stage Management
Our students design and manage the sets, lighting, sound and general running for each student performance.
Minimum of 4 GCSEs A*-C ; 9-4 in GCSE English. Relevant Level 2 Diploma at minimum Merit, plus 9-4 in GCSE English. Students will be invited for interview prior to selection.
This is a vocational, work-related course.
The University of the Arts (UAL) Level 3 Diploma in Performing and Production Arts is assessed through a series of projects that are designed to broaden student’s skills, experience and expertise. The projects are multi-disciplinary and require students to work collaboratively and proactively with fellow students as well as external clients and stakeholders. A final end-point assessment (commonly referred to as the Final Major Project) decides the student’s overall grade for the year which is graded as: PASS/MERIT or DISTINCTION. The first year (Diploma) is allocated the following UCAS points: PASS (36), MERIT (60), DISTINCTION (84). The second year (Extended Diploma) is allocated the following UCAS points: PASS (72), MERIT (120), DISTINCTION (168). Student work is externally assessed and scrutinised by external verifiers from the University of the Arts London (UAL) to ensure that academic standards are adhered to and maintained.
Successful completion of the Level 3 Diploma in Production Arts will provide direct entry onto the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Production Arts in the second year. The design and structure of the University of the Arts London (UAL) Level 3 Diploma in Performing & Productions Arts allows students the opportunity to further extend their learning by choosing an alternative Performing Arts pathway in their second year.
City College Norwich is a member of the University of the Arts London (UAL) Progression Partnership to promote the recruitment of talented, creative students from high quality further education institutions to UAL higher education degree level courses.
The course team also work with local and national higher education providers such as Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Rose Bruford, Royal Welsh, Backstage Academy and Royal Central School to ensure that our students are ready and prepared for their next step.
For those students who choose not to pursue careers within the production and performing arts industries the course provides fantastic opportunities to develop collaborative working skills, problem solving, creative and the higher order evaluative skills demanded by employers.
If you are a UK or home fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course, tuition fees are free. If you are aged 19 and over please contact the Advice Shop. Please check our Finance pages for information on loans, bursaries, fee information and student travel offers that are available. Alternatively please contact the Advice Shop.
It is essential production students see as much theatre as they can. Therefore we arrange regular trips to the theatres across the county to see a variety of work produced. Termly outings include a range of theatre shows, professional workshops and workplace related activities.