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the industry school for the creative arts and multimedia production
 

production arts:
technical

The Production Arts is the magic behind the scenes.  Whether it be film, TV or Theatre the Production Arts is there.  We explore a range of areas within the subject from Theatrical Lighting to Stage Design  The Production Arts department work on all of the shows throughout the college year and closely with the Projects & Partnerships team to deliver professional standard rigs for TV and Film.  

If you want to be the driving force behind the magic on stage and screen, this is the course for you... 

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what is
production arts?

Throughout this course you will develop your skills as a Lighting, Sound, Set and Props designer.

Production arts practitioners have the imagination and creativity to transport an audience into another world. It’s important to understand how they do this successfully as it allows you to develop your own professional practice and understanding of features such as response to a script, venue, genre and purpose. In this course, you will investigate the work of influential production art practitioners. You will identify the factors that make them successful, as well as how the wider production team and other factors may influence their work. You will critically analyse key information such as methods of communicating creative intentions, technical aspects and processes used, production values and repertoire in order to develop and communicate independent judgements. This course will support your progression to higher education by developing your research, critical analysis and extended-writing skills. As a production arts practitioner you will need a good understanding of the work of influential practitioners to inform your own work and professional practice.

 
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key stage 4

Specification: Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Performing Arts

Specification Link: https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-firsts/performing-arts-2012-nqf.html

Year/Course Code: BTEC Performing Arts Level 1/2 First Award in Performing Arts (Production)

The Production Arts is at the centre of everything we do at EUTC and in the Media, Film and Performance Industry. Whether it is an Art Installation or a Film Shoot, the Production Arts is there. We explore Set, Props, Light, Sound and Stage Management throughout this course and identify the key aspects of each. Within the KS4 Production Arts, we will develop the skills of a practitioner of the production artist in all areas over a 2 year period. Students will also be tasked with managing their own mini-performance and ensuring that the technical and production elements are fulfilled. Students will also explore their career progression and their creation and design capabilities.

Course Units and Description

Unit 1: Individual Showcase
Students will be given a theme and will be tasked to create a 10 minute presentation in response to this by creating a clear design and justification for it.
Students will also apply for a place in a 6th Form college to study the production arts highlighting the skills that they have attained over the period of the course. This unit makes up 25% of the overall course. This unit is externally assessed.

Unit 2: Preparation, Performance and Production
Students will select a position within the Production Arts and organise their own mini-performance. They will need to ensure that their performance is managed to a professional standard. This unit makes up 25% of the overall course. This unit is internally assessed.

Unit 7: Production Skills for Performance
Students will develop a range of skills associated to the Production Arts and track their progress throughout this unit. This unit makes up 50% of the overall course. This unit is internally assessed.

Throughout this course students will be invited to work on a number of projects at EUTC through the Projects team. Students that demonstrate a real passion for this industry will be able to further develop their skills and knowledge with the Projects team and by working with our 6th Form students.

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key stage 5

Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Performing & Production Arts

Course Link: https://www.arts.ac.uk/partnerships/ual-awarding-body/qualifications/performing-arts/level-3-diploma-and-extended-diploma-in-performing-and-production-arts

Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Performing & Production Arts (601/1790/4)

The Production Arts is at the centre of everything that makes this industry work. Throughout this course, students will explore and develop their skills in props, set, light, sound and stage management. Whether it be an Art Exhibition, Film Shoot or Theatrical Performance, the KS5 Production Arts students are there. Students will be able to manage and create a number of productions and events whilst completing their course and learn real life skills that relate to this industry. Students will work with a number of other disciplines to develop a wide range of skills that will enable them to become professionals of the future.

Year 12

Unit 1: Principles of performance

To provide the student with an introduction to a range of activities essential to the development and delivery of a performance. It will introduce the basic elements of drama, dance and music and impart an understanding of performance as a collaborative activity.

Unit 2: Engaging with an audience

To provide the student with an introduction to oral, written and visual communication in performing and production. It will enable students to explore and analyse meaning and how to convey a message to an audience.

Unit 3: Introduction to professional practice

To provide the student with an introduction to the diversity of roles, responsibilities, employment and progression opportunities available within the sector. It will introduce the student to the importance of health and safety as integral to the performer and production and give an understanding of the characteristics needed for a career in the performing arts.

Unit 4: Critical and contextual awareness

To provide the student with an introduction to the investigation of both historical and contemporary contexts and perspectives that influence the development of ideas within the performing arts.

Unit 5: Production skills and context

To enable students to critically analyse, integrate and apply knowledge and understanding acquired in previous units and to explore the specific skills and attributes required for production and design in the performing arts.

Unit 6: Performance skills and context

To enable students to critically analyse, integrate and apply, knowledge and understanding acquired in previous units and to explore the specific skills and attributes required for performance in the performing arts.

Unit 7: Preparation for specialist study

To provide the student with an opportunity to critically analyse, integrate and apply the knowledge and understanding acquired in the previous units and to explore the specific skills and attributes required for their own personal practice.

Unit 8: Collaborative performance project

To provide students with the opportunity to make use of the skills, knowledge and understanding developed through the previous units in the completion of a collaborative project. The unit will provide students with a measure of self-directed learning and enable them to clarify their longer-term goals through their choice of an activity to explore in greater depth.

Year 13:

Unit 9: Developing performance and production skills

To provide students with an opportunity to enter into a more formal dialogue of personal interrogation and diagnosis designed to identify strengths, enthusiasms and ambitions within a specific pathway, and to develop the requisite artistic, professional and vocational skills necessary for progression within their chosen discipline.

Unit 10: Preparing for progression

To prepare students, through a process of research, dialogue, reflection and evaluation, to identify and prepare for specific higher education or employment progression routes appropriate to their ambitions. The unit will enable the student to demonstrate the requisite practical, intellectual and communication skills necessary for progression.

Unit 11: Exploration of specialist study and context

This unit is designed to enable students to understand a range of critical and contextual perspectives and approaches influencing performing and production arts. Students will demonstrate their understanding through a personal research project in an area of interest, preparing them for the direction of their final project.

Unit 12: Extended project

To provide an opportunity for students to engage in an extended activity related to their discipline of choice. The unit will enable students to take responsibility for their learning by responding positively to the greater opportunities for individual expression and creativity afforded, and to demonstrate their achievement through proposing and realising a project which integrates the skills, knowledge and understanding acquired throughout the course.

 
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industry links

Students that have shown a passion for the production arts would be invited to a number of exciting work experience opportunities and work on a number of projects throughout the EUTC.

Students have gone on to study the production arts at a number of prestigious institutions such as RADA, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, LIPA, Guildhall, Rose Bruford and also apprenticeships and employment. We are proud of the number of professional links that we have developed and are able to link our students with.

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