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The Bristol Institute of Performing Arts (BIPA) provides the ideal opportunity to develop your skills in a professional setting. BIPA is home to over 30 in-house productions a year in its own Olympus, Studio and Showcase theatres. You’ll be continuously challenged to be a multi-disciplinary production artist, covering stage management, lighting design and operation, sound design and operation, scenic design and production management. You will be expected to be an organised individual with a passion for the backstage theatrical industry. Throughout the programme, you’ll be exposed to a range of performance environments by working on BIPA productions and professional placements. You’ll be given the opportunity to gain important industry contacts and create personal networks to aid your career progression. BIPA has unrivalled facilities in the South West of England, with three theatres, design suites, a production workshop and an in-house theatrical production and management team. BIPA operates as a drama school environment partnered with a highly successful commercial producing and receiving theatre.
What do I need to join?
UCAS points and GCSE Maths and English C/4. Entry via a successful interview. Previous experience in technical theatre is advantageous but not essential. Mature students – English C/4. Mature students over 21 without the relevant qualifications will be required to demonstrate previous experience and evidence of academic ability.
What are my career options?
Stage manager, theatre technician, production designer, lighting designer/technician, sound designer/technician.
Course information last updated: Friday 17th September 2021 @ 10.30am (1 day ago)