BA (Hons) Production & Technical Arts Top-Up

Stand out from the rest with our exceptional and rewarding BA (Hons) Top-Up degree.
Train at LAMDA on the BA (Hons) Production & Technical Arts Top-Up course

Overview

Minimum age
18

Academic requirements
Foundation Degree in relevant subject, or equivalent professional experience

Course length
One year

Tuition fees
For academic year 2020/21:
UK/EU: £9,250 per year
International students: £20,259 per year

Applications
Are now closed for this course starting in autumn 2020. Applications for 21/22 will open in October 2020

Admission process
Application and interview

Degree awarded by
University of Kent

Amendments for Covid-19

If you are a current or prospective student for 2020/21, then how you experience our training will be different to some of the details below. Please read this document to find out more about the experience we are committed to offering you, so that you can make informed choices about your studies. By accepting and enrolling on to a course in 2020/21 you agree to these changes. You can find a breakdown of modules for this course below. For further information see our FAQ page.

Is this course for me?

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:

  • Lighting  
  • Sound  
  • Stage Management  
  • Production Management  
  • Scenic Construction  
  • Screen & Audio

Key information

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. 

Autumn Term: 28 September - 18 December 2020
Spring Term: 4 January - 9 April 2021
Summer Term: 3 May - 2 July 2021

Tuition fees
For academic year 2020/21:
UK/EU: £9,250 per year
International students: £20,259 per year

Tuition fees are reviewed annually

Application and interview fees
First round interview fee: £12

A LAMDA Production & Technical Arts student working on a lighting rig

All about the course

During this one-year technical arts course, you’ll undertake a senior production role in your chosen specialism on one of our major public productions or short films. 

With our support, you’ll secure a 10- to 12-week work placement 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 choose to either produce a 13,000 word dissertation, or a 7,000 word dissertation alongside a practical project.

What will I get out of the course?

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

This course has a maximum intake of ten. Most tuition will take place in groups of five or less, so you’ll be working closely with the teacher in small groups, but you’ll also have plenty of time to get personalised one on one training and some sessions will involve the whole group.

Teaching takes place at LAMDA in Barons Court, west London and our scenic workshops in Bermondsey.  

Your outline timetable will be produced one month before each term starts, so that you can start planning your time. There are three terms per year, starting in September, January and April. 

We are currently reviewing our course teaching timetable for our 2020/21 intake, so the timetable and course content may change after you have applied for a course. You’ll be consulted first before any significant changes.

Our Academic Services team provides access to a full range of appropriate academic support, including study skills, support for learners with dyslexia or dyspraxia, and other physical equipment or software needed to support you.

Academic Services also arrange access to any specialist help needed to support your physical or mental wellbeing, such as physiotherapy, vocal health or counselling. You’ll also have free online support with our digital health and wellbeing platform - Togetherall.

How will I be assessed?

You’ll be assessed continuously during all your classes and projects. There will also be a summative (final) assessment which takes place at the end of each module. 

LAMDA’s Higher Education qualifications are all currently awarded by the University of Kent. However, we’re undergoing a process which may result in our being able to award our own degrees. If this is the case, we’ll let you know, and if you’re already enrolled you’ll be able to choose whether you would prefer to receive your award from the University of Kent or from LAMDA directly.

Credits: 120 Credits in total  

Final degree outcomes are calculated on the basis of marks from the year, weighted according to the credit value of each module. 

Our Higher Education qualifications are all currently awarded by the University of Kent. However, we’re undergoing a process which may result in our being able to award our own degrees. If this is the case, we’ll let you know, and if you’re already enrolled with us you’ll be able to choose whether you would prefer to receive your award from the University of Kent or from LAMDA directly.

Join us for an open day

Join us on 7 December or 7 March for an informal open day to find out more about kick-starting a career in production and the technical arts.

Two LAMDA Production & Technical Arts students working on lights in the Sainsbury Theatre

We're here to help

At LAMDA, we’re a family. We’ll make sure you get all the support you need to feel at home. Read on for more information about accommodation, visas, healthcare, housing, insurance and student support.

Three LAMDA students sitting in a car, taken from short film The Club

Your future career

Your work placement will play a huge part in gaining professional experience in the area of your choice. And you’ll have many other opportunities to network with current industry practitioners, 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.

Applications

Applications for our full-time courses open this Autumn - sign up here and we'll email you when they open. You can still apply for an intensive summer short acting course. Applying to LAMDA can be done quickly and easily. You can pause and resume your application at any time.