Course Details

At the heart of the drama department is the Technical Theatre and Production Arts Department. Lead by industry experts with many years of professional experience you will join the hardest working team in the college. This is the first year of a 2 year programme at Level 3. The Stage and Technical Management students support every show that we produce here at Chichester College and build a portfolio of work that is second to none. The department is busy, active and enormous fun. We offer an experience in our theatre that is as near to a professional experience as possible. We expect high standards and we produce excellent results. If you choose to apply for Chichester College Technical Theatre at Level 3 (and achieve a min M grade) you will gain enough UCAS points for a University entrance or entrance to any of the highly sought after drama schools. We have a 100% success rate for students entering HE and Apprenticeships. We also have a very high success rate for students going into the industry in local theatres, directly from this course. Come along at any point in the year to see one of our shows and see the work of the Tech theatre students in action.

Entry Requirements

5 GCSE's at a Grade 4 or above (must include English Language and Maths) It is important that you have a genuine interest in this subject and are able to demonstrate a passion for the subject at interview. No previous experience necessary.

Career options

Studying Technical Theatre and Production Arts means you can have a career as a technician or Stage Manager for theatre, live events, festivals, music venues or sometimes film and television. Its also possible for you to move into more specialist areas like producing and management.

Stage Management / Technical Theatre L3

Five highlights

  • 1 Courses taught by qualified industry professionals
  • 2 Fully equipped studio theatre
  • 3 Practical, hands on, work experience
  • 4 100% success rate for students going to HE, Apprenticeships and Industry
  • 5 Links with many local theatres / production companies

Key Points

  • Chichester Campus
  • 07.09.2020
  • UAL L3 Diploma Production Arts (Technical Theatre & Stage Management)


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Course code Location Course length Start date
PFA250CF1A Chichester Campus 1 Year 07.09.2020

What you need to know

What will I study?

You will be taught a broad of technical theatre skills from the Lighting, Sound, Stage Management, Set Construction & Props making to theatre skills, performing arts business and professional development. The teaching at the start of the course is split between classroom based delivery and workshop teaching and then in the latter part of the course you will be working directly on our many and varied productions which range from theatre, music, dance, drama and musical theatre. You learn to programme and operate our Lighting and Sound systems which we are up to date and industry standard (ETC and Qlab) You will be taught all aspects of Stage Management from design to rehearsals through to the show and beyond.

How will I be taught?

The teaching methods are varied and extensive. We have numerous lecturers who offer their own brand of expertise to your training. These range from Seminars / lessons. Workshops. Practical tasks. Hands on practice. Guest lecturers from industry and trips to the theatre. We also offer work experience and Independent projects. You will be given numerous lessons and lectures on all technical theatre related topics in which you will be taught the main bulk of your theory. Then you will then be g

How will I be assessed?

You will run a live and active website and blog which will detail and document your learning throughout the year. You will be assessed on your practical work as well as your show based paperwork. You will also be assessed on the manner in which you carry out your duties ie: attitude, organisation and commitment. You will be given assignments to complete each half term which will involve some or a mixture of the following: - research projects/portfolios - log books - show related paperwork like cue sheets and lighting plans etc - photos and videos of your practical work - feedback and evaluation - reflective accounts

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