Production Arts (Stage & Screen) BA (Hons) Stage Management, Lighting & Electrics, Sound & Scenic Crafts

Film & TV

Production Arts (Stage & Screen) BA (Hons)

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Course Overview

Stage Management, Lighting & Electrics, Sound & Scenic Crafts.

The BA Hons Production Arts (Stage and Screen) provides a broad-based training, combining theatre, TV/film and radio drama production skills.

A summary document with key course information for 2021/22 entrants can be found on the policies and procedures page.

ⓘ Where Covid-19 control measures impact our ability to deliver this course as described for the 2022-23 academic year, we will update offer holders by email and confirm teaching arrangements at least four weeks before term begins.

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In the first three terms the course provides a grounding in all the core production disciplines needed to work as a professional.

During this first year students learn theoretical and practical aspects of stage management, lighting, sound, prop-making and scenic construction. Students also learn a range of common skills: communication, problem solving, time management and leadership.

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In the second year, BA Hons students then broaden their training by being involved in a range of theatre productions and film/radio drama recordings.

These include one 11-week term based at our Christchurch Studios in Clifton village. Students work on location film shoots, stop-motion animation and audio recordings.

In their final year, students specialise in their chosen discipline and continue training in either theatre production or in film and TV.

Students will spend up to five weeks on placement with a professional production company or organisation. This is an integral part of the final year enabling students to match their career aspirations to the practical reality of a work environment.

Students are also offered interviews with professionals from the relevant industry.

Our success in graduate employment is excellent.

Graduates go on to have careers in a wide range of jobs including in stage management, lighting, sound, automation and construction working with companies such as the RSC, The Globe, The Royal National Theatre, Cameron Mackintosh, Welsh National Opera, Birmingham Royal ballet etc and numerous other UK regional rep companies and international theatre and production companies.

Students specialising in Film and TV find employment on Feature Films, TV location filming and post production, Animation and a wide range of independent film production.

I find it immensely satisfying passing on the baton and continuing the culture of generosity of the many people who taught me. It’s a privilege and pleasure to nurture and teach so many talented young people and see them flourish in their career. Cathy Stewart, Head of Scenic Art