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Technical Theatre Arts

Technical Theatre Arts

What will I learn on this course?

This course provides learning experiences through which you will develop a wide range of skills required within the technical theatre sector. Through practical exploration and real life performance projects you will develop and hone specialist design, creative, technical and management skills required to work successfully in this industry. You will also learn how to communicate your ideas effectively and collaborate with others in order to establish strong, professional relationships which are fundamental to the successful production and performance process.

How is this course structured?

At BOA it is our firm belief that vocational training and providing first-hand experience with industry practitioners is essential to provide the best possible education.  With this in mind the Production Arts pathway is built around real life scenarios and projects that will require students to collaborate across pathways, designing for live performances within BOA and in the wider community.

At Post 16 students progress to the BTEC LEVEL 3 EXTENDED DIPLOMA IN PRODUCTION ARTS which will account for approximately 16 hours study per week and is equivalent to 3x A2 awards. 

How will I study?


Year 1 of this full time programme develops students’ knowledge and understanding of a wide range of subject areas which sit within the technical arts sector, including:

Stage Management and Production
Planning Make-up for Performance
Stage Model Making
Lighting Design and Operation
Production Arts Business and Industry
Technical Theatre Operations
Historical Contexts of Theatre Productions
Prop Making and Mask Making
Costume Design and Garment Construction
Scenic Design and Construction

Technical theatre skills and techniques will be developed through students working on a range of mid and large scale performance projects. Students can take part in specialised work placements, and also experience other areas such as make-up design, puppet making and visual imagery. Year 2 enables students to undertake full responsibility within their chosen area of study taking on a particular creative and / or technical role of their own choosing. You will be assessed through a range of mediums such as notebooks, design portfolios, essays, log-books, presentations, group discussions, blogs and the production of artefacts such as props and set.

Entry Requirements

You must demonstrate a passion for backstage practices and be eager to learn a wide variety of skills and disciplines associated with this exciting field. Practical experience is welcome. You will undertake an aptitude workshop to assess your suitability for this course. Prospective students must demonstrate:
• Independence, imagination, motivation, positivity and creativity
• Commitment and the ability to work effectively as part of a team whilst following clear guidelines
• Potential in design, development of ideas and communication of their ideas
• Strong written and verbal communication skills alongside efficient organisational skills
• Interest in, and commitment to, working practices related to theatre and other live arts venues 

Download the course outline
BTEC Level 3 Technical Theatre Arts


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