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Coleg Y Cymoedd

Course Details

Diploma in Production Arts (Technical Theatre)

Locations and Attendance

Full Time - To be arranged

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Course Duration : 03/09/2018 to 28/06/2019
Course Times : 09:00 to 16:00
Course Code : 9AF316NA


FT Registration Fee - £30.00

Please Note - These fees are for the 2018/19 Academic Year and are subject to change annually. Fees are payable for each year of study. Days, Times and Fees for Part Time and HE courses are subject to change. HE Tuition Fees will be confirmed April 2018.

Course Outline

With growing opportunities for employment in Production Arts in Wales, there has been an increase in demand for learners with specific technical skills to meet local employer and industry needs. This course will focus on servicing those needs by developing your knowledge and skills in all areas of Production Arts including set design and construction, costume design/construction, stage management, lighting and sound for theatre, television, film, music and corporate events.

With a purpose built theatre located at our Rhondda Campus and maker workshops at our Nantgarw campus the course aims to provide you with the skills of an industry professional to get hired, empowering you to be successful in your chosen field.

Entry requirements

You will require 5 GCSEs at grades A*- C including English and Maths or a Level 2 Diploma at Merit grade in a creative or IT related subject. You will be invited to attend an interview

You will also be required to undertake an initial assessment in literacy and numeracy to establish any support required.

What will I study?

The course focuses on developing skills and knowledge based on industry practices across a broad spectrum of technical production and business related units, such as:-

set design/construction, prop making, prosthetics, costume design/construction, lighting design and operation, sound technician skills, on-set safety, set/stage management.

How will I be assessed?

Each unit is assessed based on the specific requirements of specifications distributed by the awarding body and includes a combination of practical, project based, hands-on assessment and written research, evaluation and reflection. Projects will endeavour to revolve around professional performances and industry shows/events. All units are internally assessed and externally moderated.

Career Opportunities and Progression

Building on Coleg y Cymoedd's reputation as a niche provider of courses that develop unique, highly sought after industry skills, learners will work on industry related projects that prepare and encourage them to target career opportunities offered by local creative sector employers, including: Pinewood Studios, Cleartechlive and BBC Wales. The expansion of Coleg y Cymoedd's Production Arts provision will further enhance progression opportunities onto our specialist Higher Education courses, including: FD & BA (Hons) Costume Construction for Screen & Stage, BA (Hons) TV & Film: Hair, Make-up and Special Effects and BA (Hons) TV & Film: Props; and our HND in Creative Production Arts (Theatrical Make Up and Props), all franchised via the University of South Wales.

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