BA Production Arts

Key information:

Art form:
Production Arts
Fees:
Application Fee: £35 GBP; Tuition Fees: See Fees section below
Deadline:
19 January 2022 for September 2022 entry
Level of study:
Undergraduate
Mode of study:
In-person

About the programme

The Production Arts undergraduate programme equips you with the skills you need to succeed in the professional arts industry, with graduates going on to work in theatre, events, television and film. We strongly believe that your training should be tailored to your individual career aims.

For this reason, you will select one of four pathways, each with a different emphasis:

Within each pathway you can study elements of the other three. For example, if you want to learn about props and scenery construction but retain an interest in lighting, or gain experience in sound while focusing mainly on stage management, you can choose accordingly. The programme is flexible enough to allow for a wide range of interests, or a more specialised approach.

Programme Structure

Stage Manager wearing headset on stage

Our Facilities

Our professional-standard performance venues with state-of-the-art equipment allow our programmes to keep in line with current practice and new theatre technology. Students use the School’s on-site theatres, rehearsal rooms, workshops and costume department to collaborate on major productions and a range of smaller projects and events.

Preparing for work

Career preparation includes lectures, masterclasses and advice on how to apply for work, CV preparation, working as a freelancer, invoicing and self-employment, and interview preparation.

Throughout the programme you will have the opportunity to collaborate with actors, singers and musicians from other programmes to generate your own projects.

Key development areas which are essential for employment include:

  • Learning to be part of the team of technicians, designers, stage managers, costumiers, actors, singers and musicians, working alongside professional directors, designers and conductors to participate in the creation and public performance of acclaimed dramas and operas 
  • Using information technology in planning and managing productions, developing transferable skills in the latest Office software and using specialist packages 
  • Gaining detailed knowledge of current industry developments and trends 
  • Developing core transferable skills 

Lecturer teaching students at a computer

Your tutors

A particularly high staff-student ratio is one of the strengths of the programme. As you progress, staff will shift from formal teaching roles to empowering and supporting your production work. This allows you freedom to demonstrate and develop your professional standards and skills.

A member of the teaching staff will also be your personal tutor and will follow your progress and act as a mentor for your personal and professional development.

Regardless of their year, all students work together on all productions. Peer learning is an essential element of the programme.