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Production Arts (Stage and Screen)

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

UCAS Code: W45A | Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Stage management

The BA (Hons) Production Arts (Stage and Screen) provides a broad-based conservatoire standard training combining theatre, video and audio drama
production skills.
You should have a passion for live performance and an understanding of what working backstage involves, with its excitement and pressure. You may
also have an interest in recorded media and an interest to progress from live theatre to recording studio and location work.
In the first year the Course provides grounding in all the major production arts disciplines needed to work as a professional. Within this, you will learn
theoretical and practical aspects of stage management, lighting, sound, prop-making and scenic construction. You will learn a range of core skills in
communication, problem solving, time management and leadership. You will spend the third term as part of a dedicated production department, such as
scenic craft, props or technical.
In the second year, you will broaden and deepen your training by being involved in a range of theatre productions, props and/or scenic construction.
You will also spend one term based at the School’s Christchurch Studios focusing on video/radio recordings. You will work on location film shoots,
stop-motion animation and audio recordings.
In your final year, you will specialise in your chosen discipline and continue training in either theatre production or recorded media. You will normally
spend up to five weeks on placement with a range of professional production companies or organisations. This is an integral part of the final
year enabling you to match your career aspirations to the practical reality of a work environment. You are also offered mock-interviews with
professionals from the relevant industry, and support to develop and present your experience to an effective industry standard. You will work on
self-presentation skills to develop your resume in the form of a CV and in digital formats.

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 MacIntosh, 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.

Please note: All applicants must be aged 18 or over at the start of the course.

Applications - further details
As part of the selection process, you may be asked to submit a portfolio. Applicants showing the greatest potential are invited to Bristol for an interview, where selections are made.

Your personal statement and portfolio should demonstrate a passion for live performance and an understanding of what working backstage involves, with its excitement and pressure. You may also have an interest in recorded media and an interest to progress from live theatre to recording studio and location work.

We will not accept applications if you have previously applied in four or more consecutive years.

Modules

Year 1 – all modules are compulsory.

UAMB3F-20-1 Stage Management (20 credits)
UAMB3G-20-1 Scenic Crafts (20 credits)
UAMB3K-20-1 Performance Lighting (20 credits)
UAMB3P-20-1 Sound Production (20 credits)
UAMB3H-40-1 The Production Department (40 credits)

Interim Award: Cert HE Production Arts (Stage and Screen). Credit requirements: 120 from these specific year 1 modules.

Year 2 – all modules are compulsory

UAMB3J-40-2 Stage and Technical Management in Performance 40 credits)
UAMB3N-20-2 Production Skills and Management (20 credits)
UAMB3L-20-2 Stage and Technical Operation (20 credits)
UAMB3M-40-2 Recorded Media (40 credits)

Interim Award: DipHE Production Arts (Stage and Screen) Credit requirements: 240 from these specific year 1 and 2 modules.

Year 3 – compulsory modules

UAMPD5-40-3 Head of Department – A (40 credits)
UAMA96-40-3 Employment Focus (40 credits)

Plus one optional module: The student must take one module from the
optional modules below:

UAMPD5-40-3 Head of Department – B (40 credits)
UAMPD6-40-3 Recording Project (40 credits)

Final Award: BA (Hons) Production Arts (Stage and Screen): Credit requirements 360 credits.

Assessment methods

Students are assessed on their professional practice on a pass or fail basis.

Judgements about students’ performance are made against the relevant industry standards.

UWE qualifications are awarded as non-classified/non-differentiated.

Each module has one element of assessment and students are assessed on basic competencies in each module and ability to work to the project brief.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£22,050
per year
International
£22,050
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

Department:

Production Arts

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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.

83%
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Stage management

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

89%
Staff make the subject interesting
78%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
100%
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

39%
Library resources
53%
IT resources
61%
Course specific equipment and facilities
44%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

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

After graduation


We don't have more detailed stats to show you in relation to this subject area at this university but read about typical employment outcomes and prospects for graduates of this subject below.

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

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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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