Production Arts

Qualification: Diploma
Level 2

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About this course

If you like the sound of a career working backstage to make a performance come to life this course is for you. You will assist with producing a variety of performances including the pantomime, lighting and sound show and a contemporary arts showcase. You will learn the skills to operate kit and equipment including lights, rigging, AV and sound as well as set design and the basics of event management.

Full-time students aged 16-18 will follow a study programme at City College which includes:

  • The main subject qualification
  • Work experience which is effective, relevant, and includes careers fairs, site visits, guest speakers and introduces you to the expectations of the real demands of work
  • English and maths, where students have not yet achieved a GCSE grade 9-4/A*-C in these subjects by age 16
  • Additional activities, such as tutorials and work-related learning, to help further develop the personal skills relevant to your progression goals

    These four elements should combine to provide stretch and challenge to prepare you for progression to employment or further study.
What you will learn
  • Lighting skills – rigging and operation
  • Sound skills – operation and EQ
  • Stage management
  • Set construction and scenic painting
  • Prop making
  • Roles within a production team
  • Health and safety within events industry

Production Arts Level 2 Assessment

Entry requirements
  • 4 GCSEs grade 3/D or above (including English)
  • Mature students considered depending on experience

You will be required to attend an interview at the College prior to enrolling onto this course.


Dates, times & fees
Start Date Course Times Duration Campus Fees
01/09/20 1 year Main campus
What next?

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Production Arts

Additional information

Trips, visits & activities

  • Local theatres, production companies and trade shows
  • Harry Potter Studio tour
  • Cruise ship visit
  • Guest speakers
  • Work experience
  • Industry week activities