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BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Production Arts (90-Credit) (Year 1) West Herts College


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Do you think your future lies beyond the spotlight in the backstage professions of lighting or sound design, set construction or stage manager?

There are countless careers to choose from. To succeed you’ll need to be technically competent, possess an artistic sense and understand how your role fits into the wider production team.

Your working life could be in a venue or at events and festivals.

What will I study?

Join us and learn by completing technical theatre projects and assignments based on real-life working situations, activities and demands.

You’ll work alongside performance and music students, staging productions in-house and externally at venues across the community. On campus, in Watford, we have everything you need to bring your creativity to life. Alongside our fully-equipped theatre space, there’s a green room, plus costume stores and dance studios.

You’ll study the following mandatory units:

  • Production arts workshop
  • Performing arts business
  • The historical context of performance
  • Production arts planning

Production for theatre performance

As well as being able to choose from a wide range of optional units, including:

  • Arts in the community
  • Stage management
  • Stage lighting design
  • Scenic painting
  • Stage model making
  • Working freelance in the performing and production arts

You will study towards the Level 3 Diploma (90 credits) in your first year, and progress on to the Extended Diploma (180 credits) in your second year.

Alongside your course you’ll study English and maths and take part in GAP work placements to develop your skills and confidence.

What can I do next?

HND, Foundation or Honours degree in related subjects such as stage management, set design, lighting design, events management and more. Possible careers include assistant stage management, technical operators, crew plus many more relevant career opportunities.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Production Arts (90-Credit) (Year 1).

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees

Contact provider


09 Sep


Watford Campus

Hempstead Road,



WD17 3EZ, England

Entry requirement for international students

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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