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Production Arts

Production Arts include stage lighting, sound, video projection, stage management, set construction and special effects scenic painting. This exciting and creative course could get you started in a wide range of jobs in a a much sought after industry.

Our Performance facilities include a TV and Drama Studio, Radio Station and a large Performance Hall with state of the art lighting and sound system, sprung floor and audience seating for 100. You will take part in exciting theatre and live art projects which give you the opportunity to gain professional experience making and managing new performance work. Craven College tutors are all professional performance subject specialists in the Performing Arts industry and will help develop your skills in Acting, Singing, Dance and Technical Theatre. They have strong links with regional theatres, television and film companies and organise visits from industry professionals and trips to theatre and performance venues. With specialist units in Acting, Musical Theatre, Devising, Voice, Dance and Directing you will be able to expand your repertoire and depth of skills in a number of directions. As we have a full range of arts courses, you will have the opportunity to work with students from Media Make-up, Media, Fashion and Photography, giving you an all-round insight into the performance industry.

Aireville Campus
Study Location
1-2 Years
depending on Level
How your qualification is made up

Entry Requirements

  • Level 3 – 5 GCSEs grade 9-4 or Production Arts Level 2 (Merit/Distinction) including English or maths GCSEs grade 9-4
  • Level 2 – 4 GCSEs grade 9-3 or Production Arts Level 1 including English & maths GCSEs grade 9-2
  • Level 1 – 4 GCSEs grade 9-1 including English & maths

What you will study

  • Introduction to Materials, Processes & Skills in Art, Design & Media
  • Introduction to Contextual Research in Art, Design & Media
  • Introduction to Communication Skills in Art, Design & Media
  • Solving 2D Creative Problems
  • Solving 3D Creative Problems
  • Solving Time-based Creative Problems
  • Art, Design & Media Project
  • Introduction to Performance Introduction to Production Communicating with an Audience
  • Staging a Performance
  • Contextual Research for Performance & Production
  • Performance Skills & Practice
  • Production Skills & Practice
  • Personal Project & Presentation
  • Producing & Performing to an Audience
  • Principles of Performance Engaging with an Audience
  • Introduction to Professional Practice
  • Critical & Contextual Awareness
  • Production Skills & Context
  • Performance Skills & Context
  • Preparation for Specialist Study
  • Collaborative Performance Project
  • Developing Performance & Production Skills Preparing for Progression Exploration of Specialist Study & Context
  • Extended Performance Project

What's Next?

Select your preferred study programme (subject). You can make 2 choices now and make a final decision in June. We will give you a conditional offer based on your predicted/actual GCSEs.

Further Study

  • Production Arts BA (Hons)


  • Stage Designer
  • Lighting Designer
  • Sound Designer
  • Lighting Technician
  • Sound Technician
Meet the team
  •   College Art Exhibition is a Feast for the Eyes   •   Grease – Performing Arts   •   Grease Lightning!
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