BA (Hons) Production & Technical Arts Top-Up
1 year top-up course
The course runs for one year from September 2022. This course follows on from our/an equivalent Foundation course. At the end of the course you will gain a degree awarded by LAMDA.
You'll build on your existing experience and choose a specialism in Lighting, Sound, Stage management, Production Management, Scenic Construction or Screen & Audio. You'll undertake a production role on one of our public-facing productions, go on an industry based placement and write a dissertation.
Who's the course for?
Minimum age 18. This course requires a Foundation Degree upon entry, graded merit or higher in relevant subject, or equivalent professional experience.
Applications now closed for 2022/23 entry.
For academic year 2022/23:
UK applicants: £9,250 per year.
International applicants: £21,910 per year.
There isn't an application fee for Production & Technical Arts courses.
Applications for this course are now closed. Register your interest for 2023 entry here.
About the course
During this one-year technical arts course, you’ll undertake a production role, which you will have selected, in your chosen specialism on one of our productions or short films.
With our support, you’ll undertake a significant work placement project where you’ll develop further professional practice and make vital connections within the industry.
The third requirement is a dissertation module, where, with our help, you will choose, define, research and complete a project of your own. You can either produce a 12,000-14,000 word dissertation, or a 6,000-7,000 word dissertation alongside a practical project and a 1,000 word report.
You’ll have to be dedicated and determined to succeed and demonstrate how you can apply your passion for your chosen career in production and technical arts. You’ll also need to be able to work under your own initiative and collaboratively, and have the creative spark to bring a new way of thinking to your chosen field in production and technical arts.
This production course is designed to build on your existing experience and knowledge. On this course, you'll choose one of the following specialisms:
- Stage Management
- Production Management
- Scenic Construction
- Screen & Audio
Teaching takes place at LAMDA in Barons Court, west London, and our scenic workshops in Bermondsey, although course components may be offered by blended learning (a mix of online and onsite delivery).
Once you've completed the course you will:
- Be equipped with all the necessary skills and experience for a rewarding career at the relevant technical level in the entertainment industry
- Gain a thorough knowledge of the performing arts industry and feel comfortable working as part of a professional theatre company or film production team
- Be able to apply research and presentation skills successfully in order to enhance your professional practice
You will need to have a Merit at Foundation Degree level in a relevant subject, or be able to demonstrate equivalent learning in a professional environment.
You need to be a fluent English speaker. Non-native speakers do not need to provide an English language test report when they apply as we assess English at the interviews. However, you’ll need to provide a valid IELTS test report with an overall score of seven if you’re offered a place. We can only accept IELTS for UKVI.
For academic year 2022/23:
UK: £9,250 per year
International students: £21,910 per year
Course fees confirmed in an offer letter may be increased in further years of study by an inflationary amount determined in accordance with measures set by government.
Application and interview fees
First round interview fee: £15
How will I be assessed?
You’ll be assessed continuously throughout all your classes and projects. There will also be a summative (final) assessment which takes place at the end of each module.
An outline timetable will be shared with you before you course starts, so that you can start planning your time. There are three terms per year, starting in September, January and April.
This course normally has an intake of around ten. Most tuition will take place in small groups, so you’ll be working closely with the teacher , but you’ll also have plenty of time to get personalised one-on-one training and some sessions will involve the whole group.
Your future career
Your work placement may be a useful opportunity for gaining professional experience in the area of your choice. And you’ll have other opportunities to network with current industry practitioners (this may be online, onsite or a combination of the two), and we will ensure you’re prepared both for interviews with employers and self-employment.
You’ll also have access to the Genesis LAMDA Network when you graduate which provides mentoring and a bridge into the industry.