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Theatre, Festival and Event Production

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C-C,C,C

Grades BCC-CCC required in Design & Technology, Theatre Production or related subjects.

Access to HE Diploma

M:30

Typical offers for applicants with Access to HE will be the Access to HE Diploma or Access to HE Certificate (60 credits, 45 of which must be Level 3, including 30 at merit or higher).

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

27

A Minimum of 27 points required along with evidence of interest and/or experience in Theatre Production.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMM

Extended Diploma grades Merit, Merit, Merit (MMM) in Theatre Production or related subjects accepted.

UCAS Tariff

96-104

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Theatre production

Train in all aspects of traditional and digital theatre production techniques with our vibrant, future-focused Theatre degree.

- Explore theatre production through costume, scenography, lighting, sound and video, stage management and more.

- Learn from lecturers who are highly experienced current practitioners in all aspects of backstage theatre craft.

- In year three you’ll work with professional directors as a member of Bath Spa Productions, our public-facing theatre company.

Our main focus is to create highly motivated, multi-skilled, free thinking, employable individuals. You'll train in all aspects of theatre and digital production: costume design (including hair, make-up and prosthetics), scenography (including prop-making, scenic art, design and construction), sound, audio, video and lighting, theatre production and stage management. To complement your hands-on training in traditional theatre techniques, you'll also learn new technologies including AutoCAD 3D, lighting design software (Capture), 3D printing, projection mapping and VR design.

Exactly what you'll do depends on you, but you'll have our guidance throughout in whatever subject areas you choose. As you progress, you'll select specialisms through show roles that best reflect your interests, aspirations and plans for future employment.

You’ll be taught by highly knowledgeable professionals with extensive industry experience and connections, and benefit from working directly with our regional and national partners (such as Theatre Royal Bath, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Bristol Old Vic, The National Theatre, Bay Productions, Bath Festivals and Cardiff Theatrical Services).

Modules

Year One will give you the necessary foundation knowledge of all technical theatre, production arts and stage management disciplines. While some people know what career path they wish to follow from the start of the course, others explore the possibilities, as they discover and develop skills in new areas of interest.

In Year Two you’ll work on productions, undertaking a variety of production-based roles in a variety of backstage departments. These will either be in an area of your interest, or in an area that the staff team feel that you would benefit from engaging in. You’ll also build your skills and knowledge by choosing two skills pathways alongside Health & Safety and Production Process core modules.

Finally Year Three will see you become a member of OnSet Productions, specialise in areas that are your particular strengths and interests, and undertake a professional work placement of at least four weeks duration.

For more information please refer to our website.

Assessment methods

You’ll be assessed by coursework including practical work, presentations, evaluations, group projects, individual reports and written assignments. There are no written exams.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bath Spa University

Department:

School of Music and Performing Arts

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

85%
med
Theatre production

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Drama

Teaching and learning

93%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
91%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
92%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

75%
Library resources
82%
IT resources
79%
Course specific equipment and facilities
64%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
31%
Male students
69%
Female students
84%
2:1 or above
16%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
A*
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Drama

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,016
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Average annual salary
94%
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Employed or in further education
55%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

39%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
15%
Other elementary services occupations
14%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Performing arts

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£14k

£14k

£16k

£16k

£22k

£22k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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