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Course summary

This is a practical vocational course where you work on live productions from your first year onwards. You will gain experience across a number of different departments in your first two years, before choosing a specialist focus in year 3. You’ll cover stage management, scenic construction, lighting and sound, and there’s the option to work with the Screen & Digital Production team on LAMDA films in years 2 and 3. You will work alongside industry professionals and final year students from our BA and MFA Professional Acting courses to stage or film public productions throughout the three years of the course. This comprehensive vocational training will qualify you to be the best in the industry: capable, creative and highly sought-after by employers. In this industry-leading three-year course you’ll develop the skills, knowledge and experience you need to have a successful and long-lasting career in theatre, film, television and beyond. Exploring the capabilities of LAMDA’s three professional theatre spaces and our range of workshop and studio facilities, you’ll work side-by-side with experienced industry professionals to create and run LAMDA’s productions. Once you've completed the course you will:

  • Be equipped with the necessary skills and experience to kickstart a rewarding career in the entertainment industry
  • Have worked within a busy theatre and on professional productions
  • Know how to research and deliver the ideas presented by directors and designers
  • Have experience of managing a budget
  • Have experience of working with state-of-the-art technology
In your first year of this technical theatre course, you’ll develop a firm grounding in production and technical arts. You’ll explore four core disciplines: stage management, scenic construction, lighting and sound, and you will be introduced to the elements involved in stage, screen and audio production. Throughout the year, you’ll develop your management skills, learn prop making, health and safety, first aid, fire safety and AutoCAD and Vector Works. You’ll also get to know the different roles within theatre, television and radio, and will quickly gain practical experience on LAMDA’s productions, working with other students to collaborate on innovative and creative work. In your second year, you’ll take it a step further as you undertake four senior production roles on LAMDA shows staged in one of our three performance spaces. Senior roles will also be available on our screen and audio projects, which are shot, recorded and edited by industry professionals. You can choose either to specialise in one area or keep your options open and work across a broader range of roles. The range of modules include options in Stage Management; Lighting; Production Sound; Scenic Construction; Production Management; LX Design; Sound Design; Screen & Digital Production. You’ll also undertake a six-week placement. Your placement will give you the chance to put the skills you have learnt into practice in a professional environment. This will be an invaluable opportunity for you to expand on your skillset and make important industry contacts. In your final year you will undertake three more senior production roles including at least one as Head of Department. You will have the opportunity to specialise in one department, though this is not essential. You will also undertake another period of work-based learning within the industry and do an Independent Project related to your preferred discipline as well as creating a Professional Portfolio. Entry requirements There are no academic requirements for this course but you must demonstrate a determination to learn, and have some experience of working backstage on a production, whether that’s through school or in an amateur or professional production setting. Entrance to the course is determined via an interview. You need to be a fluent English speaker.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
BPTA
Institution code:
L03
Campus name:
LAMDA
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

There are no qualification requirements for this course.

There are no academic requirements for this course but you must demonstrate a determination to learn, and have some experience of working backstage on a production, whether that’s through school or in an amateur or professional production setting. Entrance to the course is determined via an interview. You need to be a fluent English speaker. Non-native speakers do not need to provide an English language test report when they apply as we assess English at the auditions and interviews. However, you’ll need to provide a valid IELTS test report with an overall score of seven if you’re offered a place. We can only accept IELTS for UKVI.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.lamda.ac.uk/all-courses/ba-hons-production-technical-arts-stage-screen


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7

You need to be a fluent English speaker. Non-native speakers do not need to provide an English language test report when they apply as we assess English at the auditions and interviews. However, you’ll need to provide a valid IELTS test report with an overall score of seven if you’re offered a place. We can only accept IELTS for UKVI.


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9000 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
EU £23005 Year 1
International £23005 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

See the information on LAMDA's scholarship and bursary page https://www.lamda.ac.uk/all-courses/fund-your-training/scholarships-and-bursaries

Production and Technical Arts: Stage & Screen at LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) - UCAS