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

Full Time Professional Training Courses

Production Arts (Stage & Screen) BA (Hons)

Key Information
  • Award

    BA (Hons) Production Arts (Stage and Screen)

  • UCAS Code

    W45A

  • Duration

    Duration: 3 years (full-time)

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Course Overview

Please note: This course opens for 2021 entry on 19 May 2020.

Applications can only be accepted through UCAS Undergraduate and not via any third party.

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 of essential course information is also available (PDF, 399 KB).

Subject to revalidation: As part of its regular performance enhancement review process this Course is subject to re-validation by the University of the West of England. This involves some changes to the Course as outlined here. You will be provided with full details once the Course has been revalidated.

ⓘ Where Covid-19 control measures impact our ability to deliver this course as described for the 2021-21 academic year, we will update offer holders by email and confirm teaching arrangements at least four weeks before term begins.

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.

 

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.

Working relationships made at BOVTS often extend beyond the course, design commission rates are excellent, it’s fantastic to see the graduates embracing successful and rewarding careers as Performance Designers in a professional environment. Angela Davies, Head of Performance Design