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Production Arts

Overview - Level 3 Extended Diploma in PRODUCTION ARTS

Providing an in-depth introduction to the skills and knowledge needed to run a performance, this course is ideal for anyone interested in the technical side of the creative and performing arts. Initially, you will study both the design and technical sides of productions to increase your overall employability. As the course progresses you can specialise in the technical areas relevant to a career as a creative technician making performance possible.

What will I be doing?

The technical requirements of performance production are diverse, so you will benefit from our solid, project-based learning approach. The study programme will cover a wide range of activities across areas such as lighting, live sound, stage management, and front of house roles plus a grounding in key design areas. Our regular events programme will give you a real, practical opportunity to develop your design and technical skills around performances, and through workshops, assignments and projects, while working alongside students of other disciplines.

Our project-based learning approach will give you the opportunity to try different design and technical theatre techniques and mediums to develop your skills. You will also benefit from masterclasses, workshops and visits from external professionals, and will carry out work experience both internally and externally across the wider performing arts community within Liverpool and beyond.

What will I study?

The Level 3 Extended Diploma in Production Arts is equivalent to three A-Levels and suitable for progression onto Higher Education. Typical projects will focus on Production for Theatre Performance, Production Arts Planning, Stage Management and Stage Sound Operations. You will also need to be prepared to undertake extra work (including after college hours), much as you would working in the performing arts industry. During your studies, you will also develop your interpersonal, critical and decision-making abilities, which will serve you well in future life.

Are there any extra-curricular activities?

We offer a range of enrichment opportunities to complement your studies, which, in previous years, have included scriptwriting, directing, choir, debating and events management. Our students also regularly undertake trips to exhibitions and performances, at venues within Liverpool and further afield.

What could I do next?

Successful completion of this course will enable you to apply for Higher Education or to seek employment in the creative and performing arts industry. Related career paths might include set construction, stage management, sound, lighting or production design.

How do I apply?

You must complete an application form for September 2018 entry and submit it to us as soon as possible. We will then call you for an audition, interview and workshop at some point in February or March 2018 -  you will be given at least four weeks’ notice and full guidance as to how to prepare. Offers of places (conditional on achieving a minimum of five GCSEs at grades A*-C/4) will be sent out during April 2018.

If you still have questions, contact Steph White, Programme Manager for Production Arts, on 0151 330 3232 or email s.white@lipasixthformcollege.org

Disclaimer

At present, course information is still subject to confirmation, and while every effort has been made to ensure it is accurate, the information on this website does not form any contract between LIPA Sixth Form College and any individual. In addition, LIPA Sixth Form College reserves the right to make changes and cannot accept liability arising out of, or in connection with, any such revision.