Production Theatre Technology

Edexcel Production Theatre Technology BTEC (500/7380/1)
Subject Content


This unit gives learners opportunities to explore and develop theatre production skills, trying them out in a workshop setting reflecting some of the conditions, demands and time constraints of a professional environment.
Learners should gain awareness of, and experience in, the range of tasks that a production team undertakes during the performance process. Learners will be able to explore some of the different production roles and acquire creative, technical, administrative and organisational skills typical of these roles.
Much of the content of this unit is about creating, modifying and evaluating ideas for production, and it is essential that teaching staff ensure that correct health and safety procedures are followed at all times.
Learners should explore ideas from at least two different sources in response to two production scenarios. At least one of the sources must be a pre-existing work that involves interpretation, for example script, score, choreographic instructions.

Learning Outcomes
On completion of this unit a learner should:
1    Know the role of the production team
2    Be able to develop ideas creatively
3    Be able to present production ideas in a workshop setting
4    Understand the potential of the production process.

Unit 2: Production Arts workshop
Unit 59: Assistant Stage Management
Unit 65: Technical Stage Operations
Unit 66: Stage Lighting Operations
Unit 73: Scenic Painting
Unit 86: Mask Making in Performing Arts

Unit 6: Production arts planning
Unit 69:  Stage sound operations
Unit 72: Scenic construction for the stage
Unit 8: Production for
theatre performance
Unit 64: Stage technology installation
Unit 91: Special effects and animated props for the stage

(Please note the units in italics will only be completed if studying the diploma)