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L3 Technical Theatre - UAL Diploma in Performing & Production Arts Level 3 | Diploma in Performing and Production Arts

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Unconditional Places to Full-Time Applicants

Due to the uncertainty around how long the Covid-19 outbreak will last, it has been agreed for the immediate future that we will be offering unconditional places to full-time (not University Level) applicants who apply to SGS College.

Once you apply for your course, you will receive a communication offering you a place.

You just need to accept the offer, if you wish to.

We will then be in touch to discuss the offer once the Covid-19 risk reduces.


Learn more about Performing Arts at SGS College


The Technical Theatre courses cover a wide range of disciplines and skills required for employment within the performing arts and live events industries. Production arts provides the ideal opportunity for students interested in all aspects of technical theatre to apply their skills in a professional setting, with over 35 productions each year. The College has amazing resources, including Studio 22, an 80-seat studio theatre equipped with an ETC Nomad digital lighting desk, a 16-channel analogue sound desk and projection mapping facilities. Our main theatre, the Olympus, is a 250-seat theatre with a state-of-the-art ETC Ion digital lighting desk, which controls our in-house stock of generic lighting and our Martin and Robe automated lights. We have a 32-channel analogue Allen and Heath sound desk, as well as a 32-channel Yamaha LS9 digital sound desk; these control our audio features, which include radio microphones and a fully equipped band area. Students will study: • Lighting design and operations • Sound design and operations • Scenic construction and design for stage • AV design and operation • Stage management

What do I need to join?

4 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including English, or a Merit at Level 2. Exceptional entry may be possible if a high level of skill in drama can be demonstrated. People over 19 without formal qualifications will be considered.

You will be required to attend a practical audition workshop and take part in an interview for the course.

How will I know how I am doing?

Your tutors will closely monitor and guide you through the course to ensure you reach your potential. You will have personal, one-to-one tutorials to review progress regularly.

Maths & English

A key requirement for obtaining many jobs is to achieve a good standard of English and maths. Therefore, learners that do not yet have a GCSE grade 4 (C) will be enrolled on either GCSE or functional skills programmes alongside their main course.


The performing arts and leisure industry is one of the few areas in the jobs market that has sustained levels of employment and has even shown areas of growth in the present economic climate.

Work Experience

There is a work experience requirement linked to your programme and all students will complete industry-related placements.

What can I do next?

You will be prepared for higher education courses at drama conservatoires, universities or our HND Production Arts taught course at the Bristol Institute of Performing Arts, WISE Campus.

What are my career options?

Employment within the performing arts industry, teaching, freelance work or arts administration.

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Course information last updated: Friday 3rd April 2020 @ 7.30am (18 minutes ago)

AvailabilityAll Full-time Further Education courses commence in September each year. If you can't find what you're looking for or require further assistance, please contact our Admission team 01453 761165 or email [email protected]

7th Sep 2020
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7th Sep 2020
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