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Course summary

Our foundation degrees are equivalent to studying the first two years of an honour’s degree, but unlike traditional degrees they have more flexible entry requirements. Created in collaboration with employers, they combine academic study with developing the skills and attributes needed in the workplace. It makes them ideal preparation for a specific profession or industry or for making progress in your existing career. You can always convert to a full honours degree by taking a Level 6 programme on completion. If you want to be one of the creative individuals who make events fully immersive experiences then this is the course for you. This exciting foundation degree in Live Events Production gives you the opportunity to develop your technical and creative skills in a supportive and dynamic environment. This comprehensive two-year programme guides you through every aspect of live events including sound, light, AV, film-editing, scenic design, rigging and live event/stage management. With a range of placement and vocational experiences bound into the programme you will have varied opportunities to apply your skills in a range of working contexts. Year one has a clear focus on technical skills development with the additional opportunity to apply your skills within the context of a touring event. Year two aims to develop your operational knowledge with the additional opportunity of embarking on a final major project which can be used to facilitate progression into employment or further study. The programme is situated at UCWISE meaning there are multiple opportunities to develop production skills in a variety of professional contexts. The Bristol Institute of Performing Arts (BIPA) hosts over 30 productions each year and the excellent sporting facilities are home to 14 Academies which have over 100 fixtures each academic year. In addition to this there will be opportunities to provide production support to a range of professional events including community forums and conferences such as Ambitions or Next Steps, business conferences, local festivals, award celebrations and sporting events. These will all support you to establish a professional network which will aid career progression. Part time routes are available. For more information, please email [email protected] GRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES: • Audio visual and lighting specialists and operators • Sound designer • Lighting designer • Stage manager • Company manager • Stage technicians • Festival technical crew • Broadcast Crew


Level 4 Modules Technical Skills 01: Sound and Lighting Technical Skills 02: Rigging, Set and Staging Touring Advanced Production Skills Level 5 Modules Advanced Technical Skills 01: Sound and Video Design Advanced Technical Skills 02: Set and Lighting Design Live Event Final Project Professional Practice

Assessment method

Coursework, Practical assignments and presentations

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

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University Centre WISE (UCWISE)
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications. You will need to take the following English qualification as part of the Visa process: IELTS (Academic) - Overall score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component When you are thinking about studying overseas, it is important that you understand all the costs involved. It is essential to budget for your studies prior to leaving your home country and to arrange all your funding for your tuition fees and your living costs. Please follow this link for more details about your visa requirements:

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We recognise the individual nature of each application and our typical offer should be viewed as a guide. SGS welcomes interest from mature applicants who may not have the standard entry requirements. We will consider evidence of your relevant personal, professional or educational experience where it demonstrates an ability and potential to succeed on the course. Please include details of any relevant experience in your application. If English isn't your first language you will need to undertake an IELTS qualification achieving an overall grade of 6 with no less than 5.5 in any band (or equivalent) GSCE requirements: GCSE English and Maths grade C or 4.

Additional entry requirements



On Rare occasions this may be requested

English language requirements

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £7995* Year 1
Channel Islands £7995* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £7995* Year 1
England £7995* Year 1
Northern Ireland £7995* Year 1
Scotland £7995* Year 1
Wales £7995* Year 1
International £11750* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Live Events Production at SGS (South Gloucestershire and Stroud College) - UCAS