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Level 3 Technical Theatre

Subject Area

Performing & Production Arts

Student Type

Students aged 16-18

Study Mode

Full Time

What is the course about?

Do you love the theatre and want to be a part of the vital backstage team who makes it all happen? If so, the Level 3 Technical Theatre qualification will be perfect for you.

This practical course allows you to learn, develop, and apply skills in lighting, sound, and stage management. Throughout this course you will learn by taking on the role of a theatre technician, playing a key role in pre-production, running the production, and postproduction. The course will include live projects in different settings including theatres, conferences, site specific, and cabaret, depending on the event.

Why should I choose the course?

This course offers you the opportunity to develop the key technical and production skills required for industry, focusing on lighting, sound, and stage. It will also enable you to develop wider production skills. The course is highly practical and is assessed through live projects which will include no exams. This diverse and innovative course will allow you to use a wide range of industry-standard equipment and help you gain all the skills you need to enter this exciting sector.

The Northwest is a thriving creative hub with abundant career opportunities, meaning your skills are likely to be in high demand once you have completed your course.

What will I learn?

<p>This course offers you the opportunity to develop the key technical and production skills required for industry, focusing on lighting, sound, and stage. It will also enable you to develop wider production skills. The course is highly practical and is assessed through live projects which will include no exams. This diverse and innovative course will allow you to use a wide range of industry-standard equipment and help you gain all the skills you need to enter this exciting sector. &nbsp;</p>
<p>The Northwest is a thriving creative hub with abundant career opportunities, meaning your skills are likely to be in high demand once you have completed your course.</p>

What will the course lead on to?

This course offers the opportunity to develop a skill set for progression into higher education or employment. You could progress into job roles including the following:

  • Production arts
  • Events management
  • Lighting and sound engineering
  • Stage management
  • Prop and set design

Theatre and performance design

Are there any links with industry and university?

We are fortunate to be located centrally in the Northwest, with vibrant cities such as Manchester, Liverpool, Chester, and Preston on our doorstep. Warrington & Vale Royal College already has strong relationships with Culture Warrington, The Pyramid Arts Centre, and The Parr Hall, as well as other performing arts schools and companies.

Many of our students decide to progress on to higher education after completing their course. We have many opportunities for university visits and have developed great long-lasting relationships with some of the best local HE performing arts provisions.

What support is available?

We have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if required, as well as a Welfare Team that is on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed. Additionally, eligible students can access a wide range of finance and funding support to help them during their time at college.

For further information on student support please visit:

https://www.wvr.ac.uk/college-life/student-support/

Why should I choose to study the course at Warrington & Vale Royal College?

The course offers a real vocational experience of working both backstage and within a technical crew on live and pre-recorded events. Based in our dedicated onsite theatre, you will be working with industry-standard equipment and gaining the skills required to allow progression into industry or higher education.

What are the entry requirements?

You will need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and/or maths, or you will have need to have successfully completed an equivalent Level 2 qualification. If you have not already achieved a grade 4 in your either your GCSE English or maths, you will be required to work towards this as part of your study programme.

Are there any additional costs associated with the course?

<p>You will need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and/or maths, or you will have need to have successfully completed an equivalent Level 2 qualification. If you have not already achieved a grade 4 in your either your GCSE English or maths, you will be required to work towards this as part of your study programme.</p>

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Course options

05/09/2022

Duration
36 Weeks
Class Times
TBC
Location
Warrington Campus
Day(s)
Full-time
Adult Fee
4,851
16-18 Fee
Free
Fees Information
This course is FREE if you are 19-23 studying for your first full level 3 qualification.* This course is eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan. *Subject to terms & conditionss.
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