Overview

Are you interested in working behind the scenes in theatre, learning your trade in sound, lighting, and scenic construction, as well as production and stage management?
Based at The Arden School of Theatre this HND in Technical Theatre and Production Arts will provide you with the skills necessary to enter the exciting world of technical theatre.
Initially you will concentrate on operational level skills, including sound, lighting, and scenic construction, before moving into design and stage management in your second year. You will also have the opportunity to work alongside our performing arts degree students on their final productions, working with top creative directors from the industry on real life projects whilst being mentored by industry specialists.
The Arden School of Theatre immerses you into a community of theatre makers, performers, and creatives; helping you to achieve and be the best you can be. We also enjoy strong relationships with local theatres including Contact Theatre, The Royal Exchange, 53Two, and Hope Mill Theatre.


Location
Nicholls Campus
Attendance
Full Time
Duration
2 years
Start
August 2021
You will be taught by industry professionals who have a breadth of experience in the industry, from West End and large scale tours, to regional and fringe theatre.

• 64 UCAS tariff points from A2 or BTEC diploma in a relevant subject
Applicants who do not meet the standard entry criteria but have previous learning towards a degree-level qualification or relevant industry or life experience will be considered on an individual basis and may be invited to interview.
TBC
Assessment will be largely portfolio based, through ongoing coursework against each of the modules.

There will be varying assessment methods which will include presentations, formal written reports, portfolios that will showcase a variety of creative products.
Upon completion of this course, you will possess a Higher National Diploma in Technical Theatre and Production Arts. You will be able to showcase your skills and abilities and advance your career in the industry.

Possible careers for this programme would lead to jobs such as;
• Assistant stage manager/stage manager
• Lighting or Sound technician
• Sound / Lighting Design
• Technical Assistant
• Assistant scenic artist and carpentry

and many more.
Required and essential items for programme and cost.

There may be material costs relating to the creative requirements of the course for the development of your creative projects should you wish to, however this is not essential.

You will need resources to develop portfolios in physical and digital formats to showcase work. A laptop/mac would be beneficial.

Depending on your creative ideas the costs of producing the work necessary for the course can range from £50-£100.
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Required and essential items for programme and cost.

There may be material costs relating to the creative requirements of the course for the development of your creative projects should you wish to, however this is not essential.

You will need resources to develop portfolios in physical and digital formats to showcase work. A laptop/mac would be beneficial.

Depending on your creative ideas the costs of producing the work necessary for the course can range from £50-£100.

All students are subject to UCEN Manchester’s Terms and Conditions from the date they accept an offer to study here, full details of which can be found here. The UCEN Manchester Admissions Policy and Procedure can be found here.


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