BA (Hons) Production & Technical Arts Top-Up
1 year top-up course
This is a one-year full-time course, starting in September 2023. It is designed for students holding our Foundation Degree (FdA), or one from an equivalent provider.
You'll deepen your existing experience with specialist roles in Lighting, Sound, Stage Management, Production Management, Set Construction or Screen.
You’ll undertake senior production roles on three public-facing productions or screen projects, carry out a substantial professional placement, and undertake an independent industry project on a subject you choose.
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 are now open for 2023/24 entry
For academic year 2022/23:
UK applicants: £9,250 per year.
International applicants: £23,005 per year.
There isn't an application fee for Production & Technical Arts courses.
Saturday 1 July 2023 at 5pm [BST]
Interviews will be held from November 2022 through to July 2023, we encourage early applications.
Application form and interview, find out more on our How to apply page.
About the course
During this one-year technical arts course, you’ll undertake three production roles, which you will have selected, 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 an independent project, where with our help, you will choose, define, research and produce a 4000 word project of your own.
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 from among the following specialisms:
- Stage Management
- Production Management
- Scenic Construction
- Screen & Audio
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.
Credits: 120 Credits in total
Specialist Production Role 1 (25 credits)
Specialist Production Role 2 (25 credits)
Specialist Production Role 3 (25 credits)
Professional placement (30 credits)
Independent Industry Project (15 credits)
Final degree outcomes are calculated on the basis of marks from the year, weighted according to the credit value of each module.
For academic year 2023/24:
UK: £9,250 per year
International students: £23,005 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.
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.
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
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, as well as our LAMDA Connect platform, find out more about support beyond LAMDA here.