Production Arts in the Industry

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Career opportunities

Students from Guildhall School Production Arts programmes have a very good record of employment and former students can be found in a wide variety of theatre and opera occupations.

Transferable skills

As well as equipping you with the skills and knowledge to enter the theatre and entertainment industries, the Production Arts programmes provide you with a range of transferable skills which are valuable to any employer. These include:

  • Team working
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Problem solving
  • Time management
  • Managing financial resources
  • Practical application of IT
  • Research skills
  • People management
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Alumni & Graduates

On successful completion of your studies you will be equipped with the standards, skills, knowledge, experience and contacts to enter the professional theatre. You will receive lectures and advice on what being freelance means and how to go about getting work. Our graduates have had a near 100% employment rate.

Additionally, students who have a right to work in the UK will automatically gain full membership to British Actors’ Equity once they finish the programme. This can be as a permanent employee of a theatre or company, or initially on a freelance basis.